How psyched/bummed are you guys for Logan tomorrow? Or maybe tentative/bummed, depending on your general outlook and attitude on the Wolverine movies. I’m fucking psyched. I love that they are doing a film that is loosely based on the Old Man Logan comic series. I am SUPER bummed that not only is it Hugh
Jackman’s last film, but that my soulmate, Sir Patrick Stewart has also decided he is done. I’m pretty devastated any time I don’t get infinitely more PStew.
The last time, I made Snikt-a-bobs and a Jean Grey Goose Martini. This time, I wanted to do something a little more specific to the story rather than just an Ode to Wolverine. Since we’ll be seeing Logan take Professor Xavier down south for some R&R, we’re doing a little Tex-Mex style lovin’.
Professor Xavier’s Bowl of Extraordinary Tots is where all the special comes together. Crispy tater tots drenched in a chorizo-pilsner queso. But just in case you need a little more awesome, we have the Fantamantium Float. Which is really just vanilla bean ice cream and orange Fanta, but it makes me think of my time in Mexico and it makes me wanna devour the whole damn thing. If you want to go a bit more adult with it, you can grab some hard orange soda or throw in a shot of vodka. I’ll go as far as to encourage you.
Whether you go see the movie this weekend or not, you’ve gotta make these recipes. They are certainly not going to abandon you after the film.
Professor Xavier’s Bowl of Extraordinary Tots
1 lb chorizo
3 tbsp butter
2 shallots, finely diced
1 large jalapeño, finely diced
3 tbsp flour
12 oz bottle of pilsner
8 oz cream cheese
1 lb white cheddar, shredded
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (some reserved for garnish)
salt and pepper
Remove casing from the chorizo and cook in a saucepan, breaking up with spatula. Once cooked, remove to a bowl.
Melt butter in the same saucepan. Stir in the shallots and jalapeño. Cook over medium heat for 2-4 minutes, until softened. Whisk in the flour to make a roux. Slowly whisk in the pilsner. Simmer, whisking frequently, until thickened (3-5 minutes). Cut the cream cheese into 8 pieces and stir into the roux until melted and incorporated. Follow with the white cheddar, handfuls at a time. Stir until melted, follow with another handful, until fully incorporated. Once it’s all melty and beautiful, stir in the cilantro and chorizo. Salt and paper to taste. Spoon over tater tots and garnish with cilantro. Serve hot to everyone except Ice Man.
2 bottles of Fanta
2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
Scoop 1/2 cup ice cream into four glasses. Top with Fanta. Serve with claws.