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Recipe of the day: Frankfurter loaf!

Recipe card for “Frankfurter Loaf.”

Ingredients:
- 8 skinless frankfurters (not all beef)
- 1 10-ounce package cornbread mix
- Canned mushroom gravy
- Bottled barbecue sauce

Recipe steps:
1. Start heating oven to 375°F.
2. Heat frankfurters in water; remove and dry; slash at 1 inch intervals.
3. Prepare corn-bread mix as package label directs. Alternate layers of franks and batter in greased, floured, 1½-quart oven-glass loaf pan.
4. Bake 35 minutes; cool to lukewarm in pan. With sharp knife, slice 1-inch thick. Pass gravy and barbecue sauce. Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 8 skinless frankfurters (not all beef)
  • 1 10-ounce package cornbread mix
  • Canned mushroom gravy
  • Bottled barbecue sauce

Recipe steps:

  1. Start heating oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat frankfurters in water; remove and dry; slash at 1 inch intervals.
  3. Prepare corn-bread mix as package label directs. Alternate layers of franks and batter in greased, floured, 1½-quart oven-glass loaf pan.
  4. Bake 35 minutes; cool to lukewarm in pan. With sharp knife, slice 1-inch thick. Pass gravy and barbecue sauce. Makes 6 servings.
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Filipino Food Tampa Bay

Amazing ube ice cream sandwiches at Mata’s Philippine Cuisine

Ube ice cream sandwich — purple ice cream between two “rice krispies squares” dyed purple.
Tap to view the purple deliciousness at full size.

If you’re looking for a different kind of dessert, check out the ube ice cream sandwiches at Mata’s Philippine Cuisine in Tampa (on West Waters, a quick drive west of Dale Mabry)!

Ube (pronounced “OOO-beh”) is a sweet purple yam from the Philippines. It has a flavor that I describe as a mild mix of vanilla, white chocolate, and hazelnuts. It’s been a Filipino sweets staple for centuries, but only in the past decade has it become popular in North America. That’s a shame, because you’ve been missing out on some amazing, colorful dishes as a result!

They put the ice cream between “krispy treats” made out of sticky puffed rice (which often gets called pinipig in the Philippines, but that isn’t accurate). Just think of it as ube ice cream between Filipino rice krispies treats and enjoy the flavor.

Joey deVilla smiles with his ube ice cream sandwich.

It was great, and I’m coming back for more!

We also left with dinuguan, chicken adobo, pinakbet, and ginataang bilo-bilo.

Mata’s Philippine Cuisine’s storefront.

Mata’s Philippine Cuisine is in Tampa at 4350 West Waters Avenue — east of the Veterans Expressway, west of Dale Mabry.

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If Western food was covered the way Western writers cover Asian food

You can find the original tweet here.

These tweets may be from a couple of years back, but they’re new to me, and they might be new to you as well. They take the way “western” (a.k.a. round-eye) writers dismissively write about Asian food, but turn the tables by using the same colonialist style on Karen cuisine. Enjoy!

In response to the tweet above, Amirul Ruslan decided that it needed to be turned into something that looked as if it came straight from the New York Times:

And the tweet also generated a lot of hilarious funny/sad responses:

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Food

Big John’s Pickled Sausage + Arby’s Vodka = The Filthy Martini!

I saw a whole rack of the above product at the grocery yesterday. I have vague memories of having some at a bar, but they’re from a while back. They’re also from that point when you’ve drunk enough that eating the pickled things in large old jars at the back of the bar seems like a good idea.

I think that Big John’s Pickled Sausage could be a key ingredient in a drink that I would call the Filthy Martini — a next-level Dirty Martini.

It would start with Arby’s french fry-flavored Vodka (which I wrote about in an earlier post)…

…and then you’d add one of Big John’s Pickled Sausages and some of that sausage-infused pickle juice to really filthy it up.

It would be a variation of Nick Bumstead’s “Joe Beef Martini,” pictured below:

Who wants to try this with me?

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Arby’s Vodka

Yup, this is real. Tap to visit the Arby’s Vodka site.

That’s right: Arby’s Vodka. 

It’s being made by Tattersall, a Minneapolis-based distillery that makes some decent stuff, including a fernet that I rather like.

And it’s supposed to come in two flavors that you’d find at Arby’s:

  • Crinkle Fry
  • Curly Fry

I’m not a regular consumer of franchise fast food, and my opinion of Arby’s is perfectly summed up in this Simpsons quote…

…but hey, I’m up for trying a bottle of french-fry flavored vodka, perhaps in the form of a shot topped with ketchup or garlic mayo.

Want to find out more? The details are at ArbysVodka.com.