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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Doggy Bag: The Crap Cooks Eat

Posted By on Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 5:36 PM

click to enlarge These ain't no potato croquettes. - FAST FOOD CRITIC/FLICKR
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  • These ain't no potato croquettes.
Our favorite morsel from the blogs.

The pleasures of Porn: Hot Food Porn's Eddie Lau reveals his guilty pleasures today. Nah, it's not a post about late-night sessions with the DVR and a cache of Parental Control episodes. It's about the foods chefs crave after enduring 10 hours of subtropical heat at a sauté station. Well ― Lau, anyway. Here's the setup:

If you cook all day and night, sometimes you just don't have the energy to put the time and effort into the same thing at home. Given the chance for dinner at home (rare for night staff), the meal at home can sometimes be the most egregious 3 minute slap-together hodgepodge you can imagine. So I thought it'd be kind of fun to give you a honest window into my favorite guilty pleasures and after work meals.
And a taste of Lau's tastes:
Favorite Late Night Four Minute Meal: Nissin Ramen w/ Over Easy Fried Eggs: I've timed out perfectly that while it takes 3 minutes for the noodles to get soft, I can effectively cook the eggs on the pan simultaneously without any wasted effort. If there was ever an instant ramen hangover late night joint, I'd rock that station.
And so on. Read the other 11 here. Next time you're out, think about tipping the cooks. So they can afford more Tater Tots and Diet Sunkist.

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