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Preparation:

Breeder-raised Bulbasaurs are available wherever Pokemon are sold and are fairly easy to get with a little pocket change, and a hope and a dream. However, since the best Bulbasaurs are the sun-fed, free range variety, you may wish to gather up your pokeballs and go exploring some tall grass.

Now that you’ve successfully caught a wild Bulbasaur, you might very well want to know how to prepare it, what dishes to put it, how to properly present it. As is usually the case for beginning cooks, simple recipes often are the best.

What is simpler than a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

Ingredients:

1 Bulbasaur
2 Cheese Slices
2 Bread Slices
Butter
Water

Process:

With a sharp knife, remove the blossom from the back of your Bulbasaur. If the petals have thorns at the ends of them, you may wish to trim them off for presentation.

Next, using a serrated knife slice off an inch off the top of the blossom and remove any small petals.

Finally, steam the blossom until the petals can be easily peeled off. (You can also add salt and pepper to taste. Adding garlic cloves and bay leaves to the steaming water will improve flavor as well.)

While waiting for the blossom, boil the Bulbasaur in a large pot for 45 minutes. The time is important because the heat will break down the natural toxin the Bulbasaur has produced throughout its lifetime. (Do not try to eat Venusaurs or Ivysaurs as their toxin will not break down as readily.)

When the Bulbasaur is properly boiled, remove from water and remove all meat.

Once done removing the meat, heat a skillet on medium heat.

Take two slices of bread, butter one side, and place the butter side down onto the skillet. Add cheese to the top (I recommend smoked Gouda) and cook until slightly brown.

Remove bread.

Consistency is key for a good sandwich. Place even amounts of Bulbasaur meat and blossoms to each slice of bread and then close to make your sandwich.

Conclusion:

While wild Bulbasaurs are hard to find, the common breeder-raised variety while lacking in richness of flavor, is a suitable substitute, but make sure to know your breeder! Sick or stressed Bulbasaurs will have a metallic taste and stringy meat. Local breeders are always preferable to out-of-state breeders and sun-fed, free range Bulbasaurs will always be healthier than your factory-raised variety.

This Bulbasaur Grilled Cheese Recipe is bare bones with the purpose of giving people a base with which to work off of. For example, why not add Hatch Green Chile to the sandwich? Or maybe add paprika and other spices to the blossom? There are a million ways to enjoy a good Bulbasaur!

Fun fact:

In Japan the Bulbasaur Grilled Cheese Sandwich is called Fushigidane chīzu sandoit-chi. Translated literally it means “miracle seed cheese sandwich.”