The ramen burger made the rounds on the Internet causing some people to gag and others to squeal with delight. I was one of the squealers. While there is now a ramen taco, I have just gotten the hang of making my own ramen burgers.
I will teach you how to make a ramen burger by showing you how to make a burger mold. It’s similar to a DIY cookie cutter.
How to Make a Ramen Burger Bun Mold
You will need:
Rectangular aluminum oven pan
Gloves (highly recommended)
1) Cut out the bottom of the aluminum oven pan. You don’t want the edges.
2) Measure 1 1/2-inch from the long side of the aluminum pan. Measure from the top of the bottom of the long edge.
3) Cut out the 1 1/2-inch strip you just marked.
4) Measure 1/4-inch from the long edge of the strip you cut. Repeat on the other long edge.
5) Fold over the edges along the lines you marked. You are folding these edges so you don’t cut yourself when making the ramen burger. Wear gloves for this part. You should end up with a 1-inch non-sharp strip of aluminum.
6) Bring the ends of the strip together to form a circle. Make the edges overlap until you get the size you want for your ramen burger bun. Cut any extra aluminum off the end, but leave 1-inch extra for gluing.
7) Place a dab of metal epoxy on the end of the aluminum strip. Press the ends together to make the circle for the ramen burger bun again.
8) Use a clothespin to keep the glued ends together. Let dry according to the epoxy instructions.
How to Make a Ramen Burger Bun
You will need:
One ramen package
Ramen burger mold
1) Cook the ramen according to the package instructions. Do not use the spice packet or any other flavoring, yet. Just cook the noodles.
2) Drain the water from the noodles, but leave no more than a teaspoon of water behind.
3) Add the spice packages, if you wish, or be like me and use better spices to add flavor to the noodles. This is the time to flavor your noodles. You can leave them plain.
4) Spray the frying pan with cooking spray and then let it heat up on medium heat.
5) Place the ramen burger mold in the middle of the frying pan. Grab a handful of the cooked ramen and press it into the mold. Work quickly here as the pan is hot. If you can’t manage to press the sticky noodles into the pan quickly, then turn off the heat.
6) Let the noodles cook in the moold for about two minutes. If you turned off the heat to put the noodles in the mold, you’ll have to let it cook longer.
7) Remove the ramen burger mold from the pan using a pot holder. Never use your bare hands.
8) Flip the ramen bun over with the spatula and let the other side brown for a couple minutes.
9) Repeat to make the other side of your ramen burger bun.
Optional: You can add a beaten egg to the ramen noodles to help them stay together. It does make placing the noodles in the mold easy, but it adds egg flavor to the ramen. I prefer it without, but it’s up to you.