My peeps & mi gente, keep the questions coming. Column #2 of Ask The Beast will be up next Thursday November 22nd
Question from bmendez17 on Instagram: Thinking of going to Blackbrick tonight. What do I HAVE to order?
BB: Based on my last three visits to BlackBrick I’d go with Fried Chicken & Garlic Dumplings, Spare Ribs in Black Bean Sauce, Explosive Chicken Chili Wings, Vegetable Egg Roll & Veggie and Hot Oil Fried Rice.
Question from Helen Gynell on Facebook: What’s your favorite Action Movie, and what do you snack on at the movies?
BB: I had to really think about it and even though it has some supernatural elements, Raiders of the Lost Ark. I remember sitting at a cinema in Coral Gables watching it with my Dad as a kid and closing my eyes during the end sequence which creeped me out. Anyone who’s been to a movie with me knows the answer to the second half of your question hands down, Buncha Crunch & a fountain Coca-Cola.
Question from recneps305 on Instagram: Where can I get the best croqueta preparada?
BB: This is not as easy of a question as it appears. I’m going to give you two places and let me explain myself before you think I’m copping out on giving a single best. One will be with one of the frozen brand Croquetas you can find at all cafeterias and another will be with a homemade Croqueta.
I really like El Mago de las Fritas‘ take on a Croqueta preparada served on a toasted Cuban Roll with Catalina Croquetas, Julienne Potatoes, Onions, Ham, Swiss Cheese & Special Sauce.
Question from Jeff through the BB Blog Form: Can you get me the recipe for the 4 Cheezy My Neezy from Mr. Good Stuff?
BB: It’s not really that tall of an order. I can actually:
4 Cheezy-my-Neezy by Mr. Good Stuff Recipe
- 2-1/2 cups of warm Water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of pre-cooked white Cornmeal
- 1/4 cup Mozzarella, shredded
- 1/4 cup Provolone, shredded
- 1/2 cup Cheddar, shredded
- 1/2 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
- Vegetable Oil for frying
- Pour the Water in a bowl.
- Add the Salt and dissolve.
- Slowly add the Cornmeal.
- Knead until smooth.
- Add the Mozzarella, Provolone, Cheddar and Blue Cheeses.
- Form balls with your hand or an Ice Cream scooper
- Fry in oil on high heat until golden brown.
Question from Melanie through the BB Blog Form: Do you really eat everything that you write and post about?
BB: Now THAT is an excellent question. Do I try everything? Absolutely. Do I eat the entire dish? The short answer is no, not always. There are factors that I might not mention on my posts like for example how many people I’m with which is generally how I’m able to order an excessive amount of dishes.