The average Mexican-at-home dinner goes something like this: Combine ground beef, bland Old El Paso spices, neon yellow hard shells and—voilà!—tragedy tacos. With the help of Mexico’s top chef, Enrique Olvera, you can do better. From a farmers’-market quesadilla to a feastworthy chicken mole, this is how to take your kitchen south of the border.
First off: Pizza fritta, as the Neapolitans call it, is not some gastro-abomination à la the deep-fried Twinkie. It’s a traditional street food from Southern Italy with a beautifully blistered, crackling crust.
To achieve that holy grail, the dough takes a quick bath in a skillet of popping-hot oil, gets layered with ingredients, then finishes in the oven. Or in your case, the broiler. Because you can make pizza fritta at home in less time than it takes for the stoner delivery guy to show up.
Have you ever wondered in how many different episodes MacGyver has made an arc welder (answer: 3 times in episodes 6, 52, and 87)? Or perhaps you forgot about your favorite episode (season 1, episode 12) when Mac escapes via a casket that transforms into a jetski. And how many times has Mac made a diversion? In order to placate all of your MacGyver-related curiosities, we offer you MacRecipes.
We assembled data from MacGyverOnline and IMDB, and using Processing and Processing.js we produced the ultimate MacGyver recipe book. Click on any of the recipes below to see information about the ingredients as well as information about the episode. Further investigate the ubiquity of simple recipe ingredients and products by clicking on words listed under “Similar Recipes.” What’s your favorite recipe?
You need this exhaustive, time-sucking MacGyver recipe guide. What else are you doing with the rest of your month?