Cooking takes time to learn, but what actually turns one from amateur to professional is drinking, because it removes self-doubt from your head and replaces it with pure audacity. When you’re intoxicated, and it’s late, and your tummy is yearning for something celestial, pure audacity is exactly what you require. It’s not cooking skills, nor recipes that will make your midnight meals actually satisfactory – it’s drinking.
Recipes are like training wheels; they help you with balance but are really only for chumps. A true Ker-plunked chef does not follow recipes. Instead, they arrive at their masterpiece guided exclusively by the ebb and flow of the universe, and needless to say, some liquid courage. Timing and fixings aren’t what make a meal actually superb, it’s the aplomb with which you create it.
But you have to begin someplace, with at least some kind of vision. Here are the 10 finest dainty templates which will hopefully inspire the child culinary artist that’s within your drunken self. Drink and gorge without shame, oh discombobulated one.
10. Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches
Martha Stewart, for an inside trader, you’re alright in our books – notably, after you’ve given us the recipe to make broiled chocolate sandwiches. This is a recipe for when you can’t determine between having desert or a grilled cheese sandwich.
-2 big eggs
-2 tbsps of milk
-4 thick slices of Italian or challah bread
-4 oz of semi sweet chocolate that is thin
-2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
-Confectioner’s sugar (if you want to get fancy)
-Whisk the eggs and milk together.
-Form two sandwiches with chocolate and the bread.
-In a large frying pan, heat the butter until it’s melted.
-Fry both sandwiches in the skillet. Flip them, and sometimes press them down.
-(Elective) Dust with confectioner’s sugar.