Cooking and Baking

Coolio gave me a stomach ache

Has anyone been watching the TV show Rachel Vs. Guy? The last two people on Guy's side is some member of a boy band and Coolio.. yeah, the ghetto rapper.

For his meal last Sunday he makes "Fork Steak" and "Ghetalian Bread" (I think that's what he called it). Ghetto Italian Bread.

I don't know what made me think listening to him was a good idea.

The first thing you will notice is that the recipe sounds disgusting and making it looks disgusting. Read the ingredients.

Here's a picture of what it looks like (not my picture):

http://kmom14.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/ghettalain-garlic-bread.jpg

Not bad looking. As for taste it can't be that bad I figured. My Aunt made this recipe, which is a dip, but similar ingredients:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/foodnation-with-bobby-flay/vidalias-favorite-onion-dip-recipe/index.html

That was actually pretty tasty and got good reviews, but crap I forgot about all that mayo giving me an upset stomach.

Coolio's recipe was very salty.. I had used garlic paste, which has other things in it, salt being one of them. Even if I had used fresh garlic like the recipe calls for, I think I'd still find it too salty. Maybe unsalted butter would be a bit better?

The amount of mayo in it was WAY too much.

The amount of stuff this recipe makes is too much. I have FOUR loaves of french bread 'cause they were only $1.99 and even if I used them all I'd still have a lot of the topping left over.

So, here I sit.. 11:37pm.. I ate many hours ago, already visited the bathroom, but my stomach is upset. :(

The bread was tasty indeed, but if I make it again it will be with a lot less mayo and probably less butter as well. I also probably wouldn't eat as much.

I can't blame Coolio entirely. His Mom taught him the recipe and the judges liked it.

About This Recipe

Yield:6 - 8
Active time:Few minutes
Total time:10 - 12 minutes
Special equipment:Bowl, Spoon

Ingredients

1 loaf of french bread
18 ounces of mayo
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup crushed garlic
hand full of cheddar cheese or jack cheese

There might have been a drop or two of hot sauce, but I'm not sure. I see two different recipes almost the same on the web.

Procedures

Slice french bread in half. Melt butter. Combine with other ingredients. Apply liberally to bread. Bake in oven until top is golden and crispy.

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