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Photo of Frito Pie by Jaden Hair, via

So today is a certain public holidays, perhaps not an official national holiday, but nevertheless celebrated by a large part of the population. more openly in some states than othersmaybe.

We thought we’d share some recipes about the day, if you’re celebrating. Stoner cuisine has certain traditions – over-the-top fat-sweet-salty combos; general creativity outside the box; ease of preparation – so we tried to stick to those.

Waffle Parmesan Fries
1 bag frozen waffle fries (Alexia brand is best)
1 1/2 cups jar marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shavings

Bake waffle fries on a sheet pan according to package directions, but only about three-quarters of the recommended time. While they (and you?) cook, heat the marinara sauce in a small saucepan. Take out the fries, add the sauce, cover with mozzarella and return to the oven until the cheese melts. Hit it with the grill if you want a crispy browning on top, but be careful with that shit; do not let it burn (90 seconds maximum). Remove, slide onto a large plate, sprinkle with parmesan.

Nutella Nuke cake in two minutes

  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp brown sugar
  • bag of snack-size potato chips, crumbled in a bag
  • sour cream

Whisk together the first six ingredients in a bowl, retaining the teaspoon of brown sugar. Pour the batter into a large buttered mug or microwave-safe bowl. Nuke for 30 seconds. (If not done, continue another 10 seconds.) Be careful when sticking your fork into it; the cake may explode if you do it too soon. Throw a dollop of sour cream, the teaspoon of brown sugar and a handful of potato chip crumbs on top.

Frito Pie
(I grew up eating this Midwestern classic, but the photo above is courtesy of lovable Tampa food expert Jaden Hair. If you want to make a gourmet version, complete with homemade chili, check out the Recipe on his blog,

  • bag of Fritos
  • prepared chili of your choice (Skyline brand Cincinnati chili is an interesting choice)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • sour cream to taste
  • yellow mustard

Reheat the chilli. Cut a slit lengthwise in the Fritos bag and place the chilli on top of the fries. Top with cheese – hopefully the chili is hot enough to melt that shit a bit – then lettuce, then sour cream, then a zigzag of mustard. Dig.

And don’t forget: if you don’t feel like cooking, cooking or even making a choice other than this or that, Bluebird Bakery is now open on Mondays, and Hotto Potto do “Free Potty Day” today — the soup base of your choice is free, and you can continue to order and add ingredients as you please. They’re also open until 2 a.m., if you’re having trouble motivating yourself to get out of the house.


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