It’s not easy to introduce an air of intrigue when it comes to pre-ground, canned pork. But the Hormel corporation’s brand has done just that since World War II! With just 6 ingredients, it’s often confused with ham based on taste. This sketch is also the reason why junk e-mail today is also called spam. From Spice the Plate comes this fried rice recipe that gives an Asian twist to this protein.
6. Prawns Down the Shirt
We take a liberty here and instead of a shirt we’ll go with a foil pouch for this Garlic Shrimp and Veggie Foil recipe from Gimme Delicious that is quick and easy to make. Shrimp combined with some cilantro and zucchini (yes you can eat it cooked as well as raw) is a great, mess free dish that you can cook on a grill or in an oven.
This classic skit involves knights riding around on “invisible” horses while the squires on-screen banged coconuts together to sound like a horse trotting. The actors didn’t have enough money to hire horses and so introduced this joke instead. Apparently the service at the inn was so bad that it became the basis for the “Faulty Towers” show years later. From Half Baked Harvest comes this Coconut Curry recipe that no horses (but many coconuts) were harmed in the making of.
4. Fresh Fruit
When it comes to teaching self-defense, shooting a man armed with a banana is just the beginning. From Cooking Classy comes this Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad recipe that is delicious and easy to make!
3. Frog’s Legs
In today’s marketing, rarely will you see an ad that says “Oh, we use only the finest baby frogs, dew-picked and flown from Iraq.” While comical, the U.S. F.D.A. has a standard of identity law that is somewhat similar to the English 1968 Trade Description Act that inspired the skit! From the Spruce Eats comes this fried frog legs recipe that most likely uses ingredients far more local then the Middle East.
The site of a fellow dinner patron vomiting and exploding at the table next to you in today’s politically correct environment would never make it past the cutting room floor. From Taste in Sight comes this wafer recipe that is quick and easy to make in 5 steps.
This skit wasn’t very popular with the rest of the Monty Python crew. But they thought it was hysterical how funny Michael Palin found it, so they made it anyway. Where else can a Mr. Mousebender inquire about cheese to someone named Mr. Wensleydale. or hear words like “esuriant?” And on that note, check out our fried mozzarella round recipe from Chef Ramin! Looking for something a bit different to fry or grill, try swapping out mozzarella for halloumi instead!