A Krabby Patty is sold at the Krusty Krab. It is the best-known food in the Krusty Krab. It is a basic plot element that contributed to the Krusty Krab's existence. It's the most frequently-seen setting in SpongeBob SquarePants. It is the most famous burger in the Pacific Ocean. The Krabby Patty is made out of a frozen hamburger with fresh lettuce, crisp onions and tomatoes with undersea cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup, and with a special secret formula (a pinch of King Neptune's Poisedon Powder). The Krabby Patty Formula has never been mentioned live.
There are many variations of the Krabby Patty throughout the series, however few have made more than one appearance, and few still have been shown.
Krabby Double Deluxe
Much like a standard Krabby Patty, though it has twice the amount of meat, and is usually greasy. It has been seen or referenced in many episodes. In Pressure, Patrick attempted to swallow a Krabby Double Deluxe in one bite. He barely managed to swallow it, as it filled up his whole mouth.
Double Triple Patty Deluxe
The Double Triple Patty Deluxe was the burger ordered by Bubble Bass in the episode Pickles. It consists of the same ingredients as a usual Krabby Patty with twice as much ingredients. The Patty Bubble Bass received was said to have no pickles. This caused SpongeBob to become disoriented. Once SpongeBob regained his confidence he served Bubble Bass again. Bubble Bass claimed the pickles were missing again. It was then revealed that Bubble Bass faked the whole incident. Double Triple Patty Deluxe burgers have not been seen since and it is unknown whether or not it has been removed from the menu.
The Jelly Patty was invented by SpongeBob and consisted of an ordinary Krabby Patty topped with jellyfish jelly. (He calls it "a Krabby Patty with Jellyfish Jelly".) The jelly made the Krabby Patty taste amazingly good, and proved highly addictive to those who consumed it. SpongeBob let Fred try a Jelly Patty and was so entranced by the taste that he served Jelly Patties to the whole restaurant, who were all amazed at the taste. Mr. Krabs saw how good the jelly was and tricked SpongeBob into catching all of the jellyfish in Jellyfish Fields so that he could profit off of their delicious jelly. SpongeBob did so and soon captured every jellyfish in Jellyfish Fields. After all of the jellyfish were captured, Mr. Krabs imprisoned them in a factory where he proceeded to drain them all of their jelly, sucking many of them dry. However, SpongeBob caught on to this with the help of the blue jellyfish, No Name, and freed the jellyfish, who zapped Mr. Krabs before returning home. Having been badly injured and having lost all of the jellyfish, Mr. Krabs took jelly off of the menu. As a result, Jelly Patties have not been sold or even seen at the Krusty Krab since.
The Pretty Patty was originally an idea from SpongeBob as an attempt to attract new customers to the Krusty Krab. They were much like ordinary Krabby Patties, except that they came in many different colors such as blue, red, green, orange, yellow, and purple. At first, SpongeBob was ridiculed for this idea, and he had temporarily left the Krusty Krab to pursue Pretty Patties as a personal business interest. As a result, Pretty Patties were never sold at the Krusty Krab restaurant. Regardless, SpongeBob instantly became successful after everyone in Bikini Bottom found out how great they tasted. This persuaded Mr. Krabs to eventually take over SpongeBob's business so he could get all the money. Unfortunately, the next day, it was shown that the pretty patties had strange effects on whoever ate them. This led to Mr. Krabs was run off by colorful people, and the business was shut down. Ever since then, Pretty Patties were never sold again or seen again meaning their first appearance is their last appearance.
In the episode of the same name, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs created the Nasty Patty in an attempt to kill the health inspector, believing that he was actually a criminal in disguise. The patty contained most regular ingredients, but was also given spicy volcano sauce, seahorse radish, toenail clippings, was dropped in the toilet, and dried out with an old gym sock.
In "The Krusty Sponge", Mr. Krabs decided to make everything in the Krusty Krab SpongeBob-themed after the critic Gene Scallop made a positive review about the frycook. He went too far by creating the Spongy Patty; a Krabby Patty used with old, expired yellow patty meat that were not in the freezer. Eating these caused the customers to get sick, turn yellow, and have distended bellies, nearly getting Mr. Krabs convicted and shutting down the Krusty Sponge.
Synthetic Krabby Patty
In the episode "Selling Out", The Krabby O' Mondays used gray sludge (believed to be garbage) to make Krabby Patties. The "garbage" came out of a pipe and onto a conveyor belt, where it was then shaped and painted to look like an actual Krabby Patty. When the customers realized what they were eating, they were disgusted and ran out of the restaurant.
In the episode "20,000 Patties Under the Sea", SpongeBob and Patrick find a submarine while playing and Mr. Krabs tells them to turn the submarine into a mobile Krusty Krab. Soon, Plankton is jealous and he starts his own mobile restaurant submarine too using the bucket-holding hand part of the Chum Bucket. The three fall into an abyss where a sea monster that slept for seventy-nine years has been. Soon, the sea monster gets hungry and SpongeBob decides to feed him. The sea monster buys six hundred forty Krabby Patties, but an extremely furious Plankton drops Chum Charges on them. The Chum Charges explode and they blow holes in the submarine. Plankton, distracted with sinking the Krusty Krab, crashes into the cliff, and he floats down with a parachute to SpongeBob's submarine. A piece of chum goes through the holes, and it lands on a pair of buns. The sea monster tries the new "Chum-wich", and he likes it. Then, more chum starts to go through the holes, and SpongeBob and Patrick cook more Chum-wiches. After his meal, the sea monster complains that he wants dessert. Plankton then falls off the submarine, and rolls down the side of the cliff, gathering dirt as he is rolling. The Sea Monster mistakes Plankton for a chocolate eclair, and begins chasing him, wanting to eat Plankton as his dessert.
The Krusty Dog was made in the episode "Krusty Dogs" SpongeBob creates a patty shaped like a hot dog and it becomes popular and it surpassed the Krabby Patty as the best food at the Krusty Krab. With SpongeBob missing the patties and Squidward embarrassed with his outfit, they team up to get customers to stop eating the wieners by making them think it's poisonous, but this makes them crave it more. SpongeBob comes up with the idea to stuff them with balloons and inflating them before the customer eats it, no one wants to have one after that and they go back to the original patties, but Squidward has to wear a more humiliating costume. The Krusty Dog is made with:
- Buns (For Hot Dogs)
- Patty (with secret ingredient)
- Mustard (sometimes)
- Ketchup (sometimes)
- Cheese (sometimes)
Krusty Krab Pizza
The Krusty Krab Pizza appeared only in one episode, "Pizza Delivery" The only reason this was made was because a customer, on the phone, asked if they served pizza, Mr. Krabs quickly smashed a few Krabby Patties into a pizza. Krusty Krab Pizzas are made out of smooshed up, and clawed Krabby Patties, put into a box. "The Krusty Krab Pizza, is the Pizza for you and me" The pizza might appear in future episodes but it is still unsure.
SpongeBob 4-D Recipe
- Beef Burger
- 11 Sesame Seeds
- 2 Buns
The Kiddie Patty is a smaller version of a Krabby Patty and has a smile on the top bun. despite this it is costs a dollar more, probably because it is "30 percent cuter". Usually the smaller meals cost less but not to Mr. Krabs.
Monster Krabby Patty
It is a larger version of a Krabby Patty. Based on Squidward's comments, it is a rare order. This item was a key aspect of the plotline in the episode, All That Glitters. The amount of meat required for this item put too much force on SpongeBob's spatula, which broke.
In "Greasy Buffoons", ever since SpongeBob cleaned out a massive container full of grease, Plankton had the idea of products with irresistible grease to attract customers. To gain his customers back, Mr. Krabs started his own greasy products. After a feud, the health inspector would force the two rivals, Krabs and Plankton to shut down their restaurants unless the grease was gotten rid of.
The defeated deluxe patties would soon be replaced by Yummy Bunz which was actually buns covered in grease. Plankton laid off patties and stuck it to grease being the only ingredient of the product and had extra flavor. The Crispity Crunchies would attract customers in a crowd just like his other greasy products. Mr. Krabs would later use "Wow!" Soup to take back success.
Krabby Patty with Toenail Clippings and NosehairThis is a nasty Krabby Patty ordered by Squidward in the epsiode Krusty Towers. Squidward wanted Mr. Krabs to eat it but he refuses. SpongeBob then tells Mr. Krabs that isn't a Krabby Patty with cheese, tonenail clippings, and nosehair so Mr. Krabs eats it. Unfortunately, there are toenail clippings and nosehair on the Patty as Mr. Krabs gets angry at SpongeBob. SpongeBob then tells Mr. Krabs that they were all out of cheese meaning it was a Krabby Patty without cheese, tonenail clippings, and nosehair. The next scene shows Patrick's room full of cheese. This patty actually looks like a normal Krabby Patty.
A variation created by SpongeBob in an attempt to make Mr. Krabs and Plankton work together. This patty is supposedly delicious. The recipe is:
- Four pounds Grade A Love
- One tablespoon listening
- Two tablespoons Cooperation
- Mix ingredients
- Hold in Warm Heart
Crust-Cutted Krabby Patty
This is a version of a Krabby Patty only with the crust on the bread cutted off. It is only seen in the episodes Bubble Buddy and Krusty Towers. In both cases, Squidward ends up cutting the crust off the bread. He first does it for Bubble Buddy and then does it for Patrick.
A burger featured in the episode Born to be Wild. It has mainly the usual fixings and toppings as seen on any other patty. The difference is that the burger meat is shaped like a bicycle/motorcycle. This patty however is a bit smaller than a regular circular patty.
While it is probably just a normal Krabby Patty, it may have a different taste because the main target of the patty is a motorcycle gang (eg: it could possibly be spicy).
Squidward's Krabby Patty
In the episode "The Algae's Always Greener", a customer complains about his patty made by Squidward behind the grill. The patty contained moldy meat and buns, hair, an eyeball, a sock, a plank of wood, nails, and a dead fly. Plankton then yells at Squidward. It is unknown where Squidward got the sock and eyeball.
The Krabby Patty can also have a dangerous and unfortunate side effect. When way too many Krabby Patties are eaten at one time, the consumer will get very fat in the thigh area and explode. This happened to Squidward in "Just One Bite" when he broke into the Patty Vault and ate too many Krabby Patties at once. Fortunately, Squidward was only reduced to a living head and survived the explosion.
However, if one does not have a Krabby Patty after an extensive period, he/she will suffer from Krabby Patty Withdrawal. If one does not eat a Krabby Patty during the withdrawal, he/she will mumble about it for the next three and a half minutes like Patrick did in "Pat No Pay". Krabby Patty withdrawal is due to thinking of the Krabby Patty which causes severe stomach aches.
By looking at multiple episodes, The SpongeBob Wiki has been able to find out the ingredients of the Krabby Patty!
In "Krusty Krab Training Video", by looking at the Krabby Patty, you could see it's ingredients. There is lettuce, cheese, a beef patty, and a tomato. But in the cartoon version, it shows onions, two beef patties, two slices of cheddar cheese, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, and a tomato. But most of the time it just shows a beef patty and lettuce. In "Plankton!", the order of the ingredients is: Bun, Patty, Cheese, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Top Bun (This is the first time the list of ingredients is mentioned). In "Pickles", the order is: Bun, Patty, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickles, Onions, Lettuce, Cheese, Tomato, Top Bun. The actual Secret Formula for a Krabby Patty has never been revealed, but four ingredients has been revealed in "The Great Patty Caper : Flour, Barnacle Shavings, Sea Salt and Tumeric.
The secret ingredient (the liquid in the bottle with an X on it) is either a drug or a seasoning. It is most likely to be a liquidated seasoning.
2 Buns with sesame seeds
Two slices of cheddar cheese (use Kraft Cracker Barrel cheddar for best results)
3 1/4 cups of chopped onions
1 teaspoon of salt
Crab (optional, as this may not be correct)
2 tomato slices, or diced tomatoes.(Amount of diced tomatoes varies to your liking.)
2 Angus Beef patties
Any seasoning to replace mysterious "X" secret ingredient (optional, as this may not be correct)
Ketchup and mustard, both on the top patty.
Mayonnaise (Optional and only heard and seen in the episode Planet of the Jellyfish )
If we have missed out anything, please add the missing ingredient in! Thank you.
- Krabby Patty is frequently misspelled in the series.
- Replicas of a Krabby Patty can be made from sand or mud, as seen in "Ugh" and "To Save a Squirrel", but they usually taste horrible. In Extreme Spots, Patrick tasted a sandy Krabby Patty and said, "A bit dry but flavorless. I'll take two dozen."
- Throughout the series people order a Krabby Patty with Kelp Fries and a soda
- The Krabby Patty was originally called the "Barnacle Burger" or the "Krusty Patty".
- Once consumed, the body needs it to function properly.
- If you lose the ability to make a Krabby Patty, you lose the ability to do everything else, as noticed in Pickles.
- A common misconception is that the Krabby Patty Secret Formula is the order of condiments and vegetables inbetween the top and bottom bun, even though it is actually the recipe for the patty meat itself.
- The price for a Krabby Patty changes constantly throughout the series.
- If one consumes to many Krabby Patties, they will go down to the thigh and make the person explode.
- SpongeBob once tried to follow the complete life cycle of a Krabby Patty, by making it and then throwing it away and throwing himself away with it.
- Mr. Krabs has the Krabby Patty Secret Formula written down on a piece of paper. He keeps the paper rolled up and inside a bottle. The hidden location of the bottle changes constantly. This is because Mr. Krabs needs to keep the Formula hidden from Plankton. Once Plankton discovers the location of the Formula, Mr. Krabs needs to change it.
- Some of the locations of the formula have been: In Mr. Krabs' well, in a cubical steel safe, under the floorboards in Mr. Krabs' office, under Mr. Krabs' mattress, etc.
- Krabby Patties have made Mr. Krabs a millionaire.
- The Secret Ingredient may be a drug, since it's marked with an X and causes withdrawal symtoms.
- In the Irish dubbed version of SpongeBob SquarePants that airs on TG4 in the Republic of Ireland, the Krabby Patty is called a "Krabby Burger" instead.
- It is shown in Squirrel Record a Krabby Patty saved Sandy's life from Raw chum because Sandy was trying to make a record to eat the most raw chum.