Posted in October 2012

SCOTCH EGGS

Well, I gotta say, being back since my summer off has been great.

But the amount of beastly unhealthy food I’ve been taking in every week has not!

Not that I cant handle my greasy or heavy food, I just think it’s a wise decision for me not to eat 6 lb. meals every week. Being a professional basketball player is great, and I do exercise everyday, but there is no possible way that taking in number of calories that I take in for an MSB post can be beneficial to my health.  Another thing; I have done some thinking about is the fact that this is Midnight Snack Beast, not necessarily Meal Beast. With that in mind, I think I’m going to start leaning toward the snack side of MSB for a few weeks, after all, I want you guys to be able to create the things that I show you on this website. Not everything needs to be beast size, but at the same time I can put some sort of twist onto whatever I create each week.

That being said, after a bit of thinking for the first week of the actual “Snack Movement,” The Scotch Egg seemed fitting.

The Scotch Egg: a British picnic food staple, has been kicking around since the mid 1700’s.  The idea behind it is so simple that it makes me wonder why it isn’t more popular in the U.S. In essence, a Scotch Egg is a hard boiled egg covered in sausage meat, breadcrumbs and deep fried until crisp.  Why didn’t I think of this before? Why don’t more people eat this? Where can I get my hands on one?

I like it because for you folks back home, it does not require a lot of ingredients, so making it on your own would be very plausible.

the only thing was that I did not have breadcrumbs so I used flour instead.

I had a little trouble while they were cooking because the meat was shrinking in the oil, causing a “crack” to appear in the sausage, exposing the egg.  Next time I decide to make these, I will definitely go for bread crumbs, and season the meat more.

These taste really good when you dip them in ketchup or assorted sauces.

Until next Wednesday,

Beast on, Fellow Snackers!

PIZZATACO

Last week, my teammate, European hoops legend, and St. John’s alum Bootsy Thornton and I were conversing about his family and what they liked to eat. Ultimately pizza and tacos became the main focus. I figured, why not eat both? And so was born the PizzaTaco.

Quite simple here, just in beastly quantities really. Although I feel there is a bit of controversy surrounding this one, for the fact that I did not make my pizza, but I bought it from a local pizza place, I have two arguments for this: A: the pizza is an INGREDIENT in the PizzaTaco, therefore it is not necessary that all ingredients are created from scratch; and B. I own Midnightsnackbeast.com and I’ll do what I want, because I run this place and I’m the man up in this piece. In the future I will create my own pizza myself.

This thing weighed about 5-6 pounds and I could barely hold it up without it falling apart. The commonplace of the salsa and pizza really stepped up the flavor and got things kicking around. Honestly the thing that got me was the mass of this thing, just how heavy it was. It really did a number on me and my stomach is very dissatisfied with my decision to finish it right about now… which is why I’m at a bit of a loss for words at this point. I think I’ll go lay down and watch the movie Heavyweights, to bring back great childhood memories and make myself not feel so bad about myself.

Until next time kiddos!

Beast on, fellow snackers

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

THE MEAT IGLOO

Sometimes, you just get really hungry; and others you see a two for one deal on sacks of potatoes in the Conad supermarket. What does one do with a surplus of potatoes? Make mashed potatoes of course! But we cant just be having plain old mashed potatoes in the Midnight Snack Beast kitchen now can we?

The idea here is pretty simple: Make beast-style mashed potatoes (loaded with a bunch of different things found in my fridge and spice cabinet, including an entire package of pancetta of course)

But that is just not enough, that’s just a pretty solid spread of extremely loaded mashed potatoes, we need something else of course. Oh, well lets just wrap it in steaks, after all, there’s nothing more down home than meat and potatoes.

But yes, we have a problem. All this meat. For sure someone is bound to suffer from the meat sweats (it’s real, trust me on this one). So, the idea here is to take your mind away from the idea of the meat, mind over matter, right?  The best way to take your mind away from thinking about being hot and sweating, is to put it in an igloo. Thus, the Midnight Snack Beast kitchen yielded a dish that is bound to take you from the depths of carnivore hell, to the icy heavens of an igloo. Enjoy.

Beast on, fellow snackers