The Dirty Bones Mac Daddy burger kit was one of the best things I ate over Xmas
And it came with lamb fries... lamb. fries
I really miss going to restaurants, but having moved well away from London last summer, I would be missing some of them if they were open anyway...
One of the upsides of the pandemic (I know there aren't many, but I'm trying to find the light here... stay with me) is that some of the best restaurants around the UK, chain and independent, have launched nationwide at home meal kits.
I recently tried the DELIGHTFUL Home by Nico, but this time, I was going for a dirtier option... It was Christmas after all.
Six by Nico launches nationwide food delivery service, Home by Nico. Here's my review of their first box: Bangkok street food
Dirty Bones do deliciously filthy burgers, and now you can get your hands around them wherever you are in the UK.
Over Christmas, as my FoodTribe Christmas present to myself, I tried the Dirty Bones Mac Daddy kit, plus a side of lamb fries. As The Hogg, I always have to go the whole hog...
And yes, there was leftover mac and cheese because apparently I'm the only person brave enough to attempt to shove some in my burger (and get it all over my hands and down my top in the process)
The kit comes with eight burger patties, mac & cheese, American cheese slices (the only acceptable use for American cheese slices is on a burger, soz), pulled beef short rib marinated in espresso spiked bbq sauce, and four seeded brioche buns. Fry the burgers for three mins each side, warm everything else up, toast your buns, and it all comes together (with some difficulty during the assembly) in an unholy and deliciously messy pile. This was easily the best burger I've had in a long time.
FIERY and CRISPY and DELICIOUS
The lamb fries come with lamb belly which you crisp up in a hot pan, onion and garlic salt, jalapeno dressing, white miso glaze, spring onion and chilli. Pile it all onto the fries and dig in. Holy hell this was FIERY. But it was fiery in the way you just can't stop eating it, despite mildly hallucinating... I don't know who came up with the flavour combination, but I want to give them a socially distanced hug. Divine.
The whole lot was £40 including delivery, and very generously fed four people, which I think is pretty darn alright.