Episode 154: Favorite Sandwiches


The cure for the flu? Sandwiches of course. Or is it tattoos? Sandwiches both foreign and domestic, of the past and the present haunt our appetites and today we discuss and debate our favorites. It isn’t as simple as you think to pair the perfect bread with the perfect fillings and ideal amount of ooze. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

 

 

 

 

Spicy catfish sandwiches

Adapted in freewheeling style from Matt’s in the Market

Chipotle mayo from Nancy Silverton’s A Twist of the Wrist

 

For the mayo:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons minced cilantro

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 large clove garlic, minced

2 teaspoons pureed or minced canned chipotles (or more to taste)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

 

For the catfish:

2 catfish fillets, quartered into strips

1/2 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

salt and pepper

1 cup frying oil of choice

Thin-sliced sandwich bread 

Butter lettuce, torn into bread-sized pieces

 

  1. Stir the mayo ingredients together in a bowl.

  2. Salt and pepper the catfish on both sides. Let sit at room temperature for five minutes. Mix the cornmeal and flour together in a pie plate. Dredge in the catfish in the cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess, and remove to a plate.

  3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high until the oil shimmers and a chunk of bread bubbles vigorously when you toss it in. Add half the catfish strips and fry 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and repeat with the other batch.

  4. Assemble the sandwiches. I am not going to explain this part, except to say that you should put the mayo on both slices.

 

 


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Episode 153: Vanilla Ice Cream


Today we are joined by our arch enemy, Dan from The Sporkful, to talk all things lame and boring, otherwise known as Vanilla Ice Cream. We find out what your favorite frozen dessert says about your bedroom behavior and discuss melting points and scoop skirts. What tops your sundae? EXPLICIT www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

 

 

 

The Sporkful

Eat More Better

 

Ice creams tasted:

Haagen-Dazs Vanilla
Dreyer’s Slow-Churned Vanilla Bean
Snoqualmie Danish Vanilla Bean
Safeway Select Super-Premium Vanilla

 

Funny man and vanilla philosopher Alex Falcone’s podcasts:

Read it and Weep
Pack Your Mics (If you watch Top Chef, you will love Pack Your Mics)


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Episode 152: Classic Cocktails


 
Finally, the episode you’ve all been waiting for! Our hosts get more and more tipsy as they learn what makes a cocktail a classic, what Matthew can safely order in a biker bar and how many steps it takes to become Don Draper. It was way past our bedtime and we were up to no good. Warning: You may want to have a drink of your own to get through this episode. EXPLICIT www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
 
 

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Episode 151: Green Beans


Today you can finally have some of our topic, if you are having that classic Thanksgiving side dish, the Green Bean Casserole that is. Molly and Matthew discover what Friday Night Lights and green beans have in common along with some soggy and squeaky beans. Happy Thanksgiving! EXPLICIT. spilledmilkpodcast.com
 
 
 

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Episode 148: Pumpkin Spice


Autumn has arrived bringing with it all manner of pumpkin spiced edibles. Molly and Matthew tackle heirloom varietals, contemplate a Trader Joes pumpkin intervention and taste a PSL which surprises even themselves. We ask the world, how far is too far when it comes to pumpkin spice? spilledmilkpodcast.com. EXPLICIT.

 

 

 

 

Buzzfeed article on 3 days of Pumpkin Spice


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Episode 147: Caramel


Molly, Matthew and the Maillard Reaction presents an ooey, gooey, sticky adventure of the burnt sugar variety. Caramel is cheap and simple, yet impressive, kind of like the Spilled Milk Podcast. Where we stand on the Great Salted Caramel Debate comes up as well as safety tips while listening to this podcast. Hard and hot is always the way to go. spilledmilkpodcast.com

 

 

 

 

Caramel Sauce

Matthew’s Caramel article 

Mathnet Episode 

Carmelitas

Ardent Homesteader

 

Caramel video, part 1

Part 2

Part 3

 


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Episode 145: Bok Choy


What baby brassica simply stalks and leaves? Bok Choy! Through 50 shades of green and raw dunks, Matthew and Molly explore this underused vegetable beyond the good ol’ stir fry. spilledmilkpodcast.com
 
 
 
 
 
Matthew’s Bok Choy stir fry 
 Heat peanut oil in a wok or skillet. Add chopped bok choy stems, stir-fry
until starting to become translucent and browned (2 minutes), add
leaves and a nice dollop of Thai roasted chile paste. Toss until the
paste is well-distributed. Taste for seasoning and add more chile
paste if necessary.
 

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