HBD, Mr. Mickey Mouse

My story isn’t special. I think it’s the same across the world. I grew up with Disney. I watched the movies, I connected with the characters, I went to the parks, and it got into my soul. As I grew up, the Disney fever only got hotter. It laid dormant for a little bit, but it came back with a vengeance. I’m currently in the middle of an obsessive stint. Who knows if it’ll ever go away.

This has been happening for NINETY YEARS. Ninety freaking years. Since November 18, 1928 when Steamboat Willie was released in all of it’s whimsical and lovable glory, we have had Mickey and the mind of Walt Disney at our fingertips. The world has magic. Walt’s magic. The whole world is celebrating the anniversary, the birthday, of the mouse and the magic. And I’m no different.


Hot Diggity Dogs and Fantasia Fries 

Consume the Magic

hot diggity dogs
all beef hot dogs
hawaiian hotdog buns

mickey slaw
2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper

fantasia fries
sweet potatoes
vegetable oil
truffle oil
coarse sea salt
edible glitter

Start with prepping the slaw. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar and mustard. Toss in the peppers and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until needed.

Slice the sweet potatoes into your desired french fry shape. I went the steak fry route. I kept the skins on too. Cause yum. But you want to soak them in ice water for an our or two to pull out some starches. Once you get them all soaked, rinse and dry.

Heat enough oil on the stovetop over medium heat to deep fry the potatoes. Once the oil reaches about 325°F, it’s time to cook up some fries. Work in batches. When the fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, about five minutes, remove to paper towels to drain off excess oil. Salt immediately. Then dust with edible glitter.

While the fries are cooking, grill up the hot dogs. It’s best if you throw the buns on the heat too so they get toasty. Nestle the dogs in the buns and top with slaw. Serve with a side of Fantasia fries. Enjoy the magic.

Fontina has an Ohio heart and Philly spunk. She loves giving you recipes for hearty food, pop-culture puns and a hell of a lot of craft beer. You can find her in the kitchen, at the bar, on Twitter or marathoning episodes of Shin Chan or Bob's Burgers online.

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