10. Beer Can Chicken
When you’re Star War’s hero and smuggler Han Solo, hiding in who knows what or where, flexibility in your dining choices is an occupational requirement. But ever wonder where he got the idea to stick his best friend up into that giant Tauntaun snow lizard? Leave it to Han to shove a beer can up a chicken’s ass when cooking a meal. From The Splendid Table comes this recipe that was actually invented by hobos during the Great Depression.
Kylo’s insistence on making this for his Dad might’ve been an early warning sign. This drink recipe from Food and Wine has been described as “geeky.” So it should definitely appeal to diehard fans of this serial trilogy.
From Rachel Ray comes this recipe, though it was originally titled “Eggs in a Hole.” But lets be honest, she’s using potatoes to smuggle eggs into your belly. Ms. Ray uses a microwave to speed things up as a part of her 30 minute meal process. But remember to prick holes in the potato skin if you don’t want another Death Star explosion. Also, don’t do all the cooking in the microwave. If you do, your potato won’t have the crispy skin that oven baking creates.
True this dish might sound like something inappropriate. But it’s just the kind of bar food a space cowboy would order at the Mos Eisley Cantina (before shooting first). This North African recipe from Food Republic is a great finger food snack.
Whipping the egg whites until they have a stiff peak gives them their Tibanna gas mining colony look. Amazingly, this cloud city concept is similar to what critics of Elon Musk’s Mars program have proposed as a better solution. This recipe from Rachel Ray is quick and visually appealing. Also, adding a bit of salt can help the whites stay firm (but add it after you whip them, not before unless you don’t like the cook).
So what is it about this recipe from Bon Appetit that makes it a TaunTaun steak? The same thing that puts the poultry in chicken fried steak. But hey, once you butcher, coat and grill these luscious rib-eyes who’s going to know? Make sure to rest for half the cooking time if you want your steak to be as juicy as possible.
If anything looks like it escaped from a Star Wars set, Alaskan King crabs definitely qualify. If you think about it, a number of Star Wars creatures are based on seafood. Admiral Akbar is from calamari (put him near a skillet of oil and see if he yells “It’s a trap“) and Gredo is a giant, armored fish. This recipe from the Alaskan King Crab site is very helpful, with detailed explanations on the proper way to cook King crab!
These slices of sweet potato already look a bit like alien moons when charred. This recipe from Cookin Canuck is a great twist with the use of this delicious cilantro vinaigrette. However remember that some people are genetically pre-disposed to hate cilantro or be strong in the ways of the Force.
What better way to torment your father then with this recipe! Kylo “accidentally” reminding Dad of Lando’s betrayal might be less painful then Han’s subsequent Q&A session on a scan grid. From Eating Well comes this Spatchcock Chicken Barbecue recipe that’s perfect for any Star War’s themed party.
While the U.S.D.A. is a bit strict on importing meat from foreign lands, you can easily substitute baby back ribs for a rack of Bantha. No doubt a childhood favorite for Luke Skywalker growing up on the desert planet of Tatooine. This detailed recipe with great photos comes to us from the site Spoon Fork Bacon.