Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stoner Cooking

Food Porn: NASCAR special edition

From the Charlotte Motor Speedway, here's some good eatings:


The Funnel Bacakonator, a funnel cake covered with bacon pieces with chocolate and strawberry sauces.

The Mac & Cheese Burger, which includes pimentoes in the macaroni and is topped with crumbled pork rinds.


Source: Yahoo Sports


Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Time: 10 minutes

1 long baguette
Peanut butter
Chocolate nut spread, like Nutella
About 1 pint vanilla, chocolate or other ice cream, softened for 10 minutes
2 ripe bananas (optional)
Flaky sea salt

1. Slice the baguette in half lengthwise without cutting all the way through. Then cut into 3-inch-long pieces.

2. Spread the insides of the baguette pieces with a thin layer of peanut butter on one cut side and a thin layer of chocolate spread on the other cut side. Spoon some ice cream in the center and top with banana slices if using; sprinkle with a few flakes of sea salt before closing into sandwiches.

Yield: 8 to 10 ice cream sandwiches.


Food Network Triple Shot

French Onion Soup

Cook 4 sliced onions and 2 thyme sprigs in butter, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover; cook 1 hour, or until caramelized, stirring occasionally. Add 6 cups beef broth; simmer 10 minutes. Add cognac, salt and pepper. Top with gruyere toasts.

Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings
Recipe courtesy Alton Brown for Food Network Magazine

Total Time: 2 hr 15 min.
Prep 25 min.
Inactive 1 hr 0 min.
Cook 50 min.
Yield: 6 servings

12 whole chicken wings (about 3 pounds)
3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup hot sauce
Kosher salt


Place a 6-quart saucepan, with a steamer basket and 1 inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil.

Remove the tips of the wings and discard or save for making stock. Use kitchen shears or a knife to separate the wings at the joint. Place the wings in the steamer basket, cover, reduce the heat to medium and steam 10 minutes. Remove the wings from the basket and carefully pat dry. Lay out the wings on a cooling rack set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and place in the refrigerator to dry, about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Remove the paper towels on the pan and replace with parchment paper. Roast on the middle rack of the oven, about 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook 20 to 30 more minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and the skin is golden brown.

While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl with the garlic. Pour this along with the hot sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir to combine. Remove the wings from the oven, transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce. Serve warm.

Beer Suggestion for This Recipe
Crisp, refreshing light beer

Beer Punch
Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson, 2010
Show: Cooking for Real
Episode: Gamer's Gathering

Total Time: 1 hr 10 min.
Prep 10 min.
Inactive 1 hr 0 min.
Yield:4 servings

4 strawberries, chopped
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons grenadine
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 (12-ounce) bottles beer, cold (recommended: Corona or a pilsner)


In a bowl add the strawberries, blueberries, sugar, grenadine, and lime juice. Stir to dissolve as much sugar as possible. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, stirring a couple of times to agitate and help create juices.

When ready to serve, divide the mixture among 4 low ball glasses. Pour 6 ounces beer into each glass and give a gentle stir. Drink!

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