Thursday, April 21, 2011

R is for Ramen

If meatloaf is my favorite food, then ramen is my favorite quasi-food.  Ramen, in the form that most Americans know it, is food in the way that cheese-food is cheese, Muzak is music, or Louie Anderson is a comedian.

Despite this fact, it has attained a near cult-like following.  Due to it's strong flavor, high caloric content, and highly inexpensive nature, it is a staple food of the poor.  Trailer trash, starving artists, and college students can all bond over their love for and utter dependence on this abomination.

If I love it so much, why call it an abomination?  Simple.

Real Ramen
What the rest of us are eating.

You see why I'm upset?  I was in my mid-twenties before I even knew ramen could be that way.

Still, there's an art to eating poor, and it's fascinating how many variations can be done with such a simple food.  My favorite?  I'm glad you asked.

Adam's Special Ramen
- Makes one vat.

4 packs of oriental flavored ramen.
1 cup of spaghetti sauce.
1/3 cup of sour cream.
1 potato.
1 sweet onion.
1 green bell pepper.

Mix the the spices from the ramen in a bowl with the spaghetti sauce and sour cream.

Chunk the potato and boil it in a pot.  Chop the onion and put it in with the potato.  Chop the pepper and add it last.  The pepper takes the least time to cook, and you don't want to overdo it.  Once it's all done, mix it with the sauce.

Cook the noodles separately, then add the sauce to taste.

You're welcome.




Elizabeth Mueller said...

Lol! You make me laugh... Gotta love that Raman! ;) We need to mix it with something, though. Thanks for sharing your Raman thoughts. :)


Melissa said...

I never want the alphabet to end...

Adam Jones said...

Elizabeth - Thank you, and you're welcome.

Melissa - We would have the worst language ever if our alphabet consisted of an infinite number of letters. It would be like if every word were made of letters that didn't appear in any other word, and then we spend the rest of time making letters for words we haven't even made yet. Entire careers, nay, dynasties could be made on surplus letter creation. And that just weirds me out.

Melissa said...

Its probably best if you just start making up your own letters and stop worrying about it being weird.

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