After learning that the bun on my awesome Cheeseburger in Paradise at Margaritaville was courtesy of Udi's, I quickly sought out the buns in my local store.
One of the major benefits of Udi's is that they have been able to become pretty mainstream, and are available in a ton of regular grocery stores. As I now live in Vero Beach and the closest Whole Foods is over an hour away, being able to find them in my local Publix is huge!
The burger buns are actually a decent size, and can therefore accommodate a normal 1/4 to 1/3 pound patty. They are already split, so no cutting required, and they have a nice light texture that still holds up well to a hefty burger with no crumbling/falling apart. They were great with this week's chicken parmesan burgers!
At my Publix they are priced at just over $4 for a pack of 4, so they also fit well into my gluten-free grocery budget.
(Picture credit Udi’s website)
I also picked up a package of their hot dog buns while I was at it, the other week I had these bratwurst-style chicken sausages on my menu and I wanted to eat them on a real bun. The sausages weren't all that good unfortunately, but the buns were great! I got a little creative the next time I used them on pasta night this past weekend and whipped up some quick garlic bread.
It's a great use for them - perfect portion size, and since they are already split all I had to do was pull them apart, slather with butter and garlic, sprinkle with grated parmesan and Italian seasoning, and pop them into the toaster for a few minutes.
Such a treat to get to eat bread, especially when it's accessible and affordable - thanks, Udi's!