If you’ve never seen spiral potato chips, they’re kind of like curly fries on a stick. While they’re a novelty snack at state fairs and night markets, you can actually make these and season them from home. YouTuber Dave Hax showed how easy it is to make one of these, as he just stuck a skewer through the potato, used a knife to apply the spiral cut, and put them in the oven to bake, although you can also deep fry it. So if you want a new way to make that potato, here it is. You can season it and keep on a stick, or dump them on a plate for a nice little side dish.
Are you still waking up on Independence Morning, scrambling into your local Ralph’s and grabbing all the pre-made 7-Layer Dips and bacon-wrapped hot dogs you can find? You deserve better and luckily for you, whipping up a vastly improved 4th of July feast isn’t that hard to do. So leave your basic onions, mustards and ketchups at your college roommate’s house and try your hand at any of these gussied-up versions of some of your favorite barbecue staples, compiled by our friends at First We Feast. From chunky cilantro guacamole to spicy Sriracha shrimp skewers, good food doesn’t have to be complicated. It should, however, taste phenomenal.
Rest Your Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog On a Bed of Bean Sprout Slaw
A more Asian take on the infamous bacon-wrapped Tijuana “Danger Dogs,” all you need is to wash and season some bean sprouts and misc. veggies with salt, pepper, sugar and rice vinegar and then bury them beneath Sriracha mayo and a bacon wrapped dog. Thick-cut applewood is probably best, because moar bacon is always better.
Use Mostly Solid Avocados In Your Guacamole
Store-bought guac can be too bland and mushy, but this version uses only lightly-crushed avocados mixed with chopped cilantro and minced serrano or jalapeno chilies so you can really taste the dip.
Drizzle Your Corn with Lime, Parmesan and Chili
If you’ve never had Mexican corn, what have you been doing with your life. “Creamy, tangy, spicy and sweet all at once,” this roasted recipe will have you never eating regular old buttered corn again.
Marinate Your Shrimp With Sriracha and Sugar
Sriracha, olive oil, Worcestershire, sugar and cilantro caramelize over these grilled shrimps for the perfect finger food. Plus it’s shrimp season, so why go back to your typical chicken or beef?
Ditch the Spaghetti and Meatballs For Penne and Herbs
Finally, proof that pasta doesn’t need meat to be delicious. Just toss everything together for a cool upgrade to your aunt’s infamous “spaghetti.”
Check out the rest of the list over at First We Feast!
“I’m just glad that this ended with the removal of my penis,” said no one ever — until now.
According to a Thai newspaper, a 50-year-old man has just had his penis surgically removed after it had become cancerous from nearly 20 years of repeated olive oil injections.
The unnamed man first started the practice after hearing it would help increase the size of his penis, and continued to do so for years, up until about three years ago when he discovered the little guy had become strangely discolored.
He soon found, however, that he could wash most of the color away, and chose to ignore any other symptoms until earlier this month, when tests confirmed the cancer had spread through most of the tissue. You’d think that after the first year without any luck, he’d have gotten the idea.
Thankfully, the cancer was limited only to the man’s penis, allowing him to spare the rest of his anatomy, as well as his life. Considering he’d spent most his adult life still trying these enlargement injections though, chances are things won’t be that much different for him post-peen.
Can you say “extra-virgin”?
via Rocket 24
Meals with multiple courses definitely allow you to partake in a true adventure of food’s passionate offerings, but our friend Nick brings up a valid point: Who wants to do the dishes after a 7-course meal?!
That’s where the idea of skewering every course in the meal, in kabob form, came to be. The kabob is 7-courses deep, beginning with a nice garden salad, the appetizers of stuffed mushrooms and crab cakes and then a baked potato with sour cream. Once the appetizers have been downed, the skewer leads us to the two main courses, Chicken Cordon Bleu and a porterhouse pork chop.
Of course, what’s a 7-course meal without a change of pallette scenery at the end, in the form of cheesecake slice? Ideas, ideas, ideas. Now you’ve enjoyed a thorough meal without the bitter aftertaste of washing a skyscraper worth of dishes in your sink afterwards!
What you are looking at is definitely a game changer. A corn dog sans the hot dog replaced by bacon?!? Let me clear that up for you; a corn dog made out of bacon. Geek Dad over at Wired really put his head to work with this one. He precooked the bacon and then individually wrapped four pieces around one big skewer and deep fried them. His verdict was that they were better than most corn dogs he’s ever had, especially when dipped in mustard. Props to you Matt Blum.