Reel Cuisine

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Episode 11

"Cause the house always wins"

Illustrated by : Andrew Vergara
Ocean's eleven
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  • Oven-Baked Potato Chips
  • Brie and apple tartines
  • Orange Mojito

Wish you could look as cool and sexy as Brad when he eats his sandwich? Try out our tartine recipe this week. Ocean’s eleven is pretty much the movie of our generation. Ok, that might be an overstatement, but still! Matt Damon, George Clooney, Brad pitt and the rest of the gang are the cool bad guys you wanna cheer for, even though their goal is to steal lot of money. This movie deserves to be watched over and over! A regular sandwich would have seemed too “déclassé” but take off the top layer and voila, you’ve got yourself a fancy-ass tartine! So, we decided to make apple and brie tartines, oven roasted potato chips and a classy orange Mojito.

Good luck…

"You suicidal? -Only in the morning"

Oven-Baked Potato Chips

40 min

6 servings
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper
  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°
  • 2. Using a mandolin slicer or sharp knife, slice potatoes into 1/8-inch-thick rounds. Pat dry on layers of paper towels to absorb as much moisture as possible.
  • 3. Toss potato slices with oil in a large bowl, then toss with smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; arrange in a single layer on baking sheets
  • 4. Bake until browned and potato edges lift slightly from baking sheets, 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

"You gotta walk before you crawl"

Brie and apple tartines

15 min

2 servings
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 slices of bread
  • brie cheese
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1. Grill sliced onion in a pan under low heat with 1tbsp sugar for about 20 minutes or until caramelized
  • 2. Grill slices of bread and poor some olive oil (just a little bit!) on the bread before laying slices of brie and apple and finally add the onion, salt and pepper

"Congratulations, you're a dead man."

Orange Mojito

5 min

2 servings
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 5 oz white rum
  • 2 cup crushed ice
  • 1. Put the oranges, limes, sugar, and mint in a large rocks glass. Muddle the leaves and citrus by pressing them with a pestle or a wooden spoon until juicy and fragrant. Add the rum and ice. Cover with a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, by the time the shaker mists up the drink is ready.) Serve.
Bon Appétit!!!