Can Campo's Matt McCallister Turn this Big Box of Crap into Awesome Apps? Probably.

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Mmm. Fuzzy Navel.
Welcome to the return of The Box. Last time, Trailercakes turned our big box of crap into two delicious cupcakes. This time, Chef Matt McCallister of Campo will get a chance to turn a box of chips, hot dogs and wine coolers into something that's actually edible.

Here's the challenge, as I sent it to him:

Dearest Chef McCallister,

The Super Bowl is this weekend, right? Right. Howsabout you pretend for a moment that you care about football and create an appetizer (or two) that elevate(s) these ingredients.

You must use every ingredient in the box. (Note: You are also allowed to add ingredients to your dish that are not in the box.)

We'll see you and your progressive philosophy in two days. Good luck!

P.S. We promise that all of the ingredients in your box were locally sourced. (Target on Abrams.)

Box contents:

Velveeta (brick)
Rotel
Oreo cookies (Double Stuf)
Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers (Fuzzy Navel)
Funyuns
Ruffles (Molten Hot Wings)
Hebrew National Hot Dogs
Ranch Dip powder mix
Archer Farms Multigrain Chips (Fiesta Seven Layer Dip)

Got any guesses as to what he'll come up with? My money's on Funyuns foam.

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16 comments
mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

I'm hoping to see artichoke hearts, Nestle Strawberry Quik powder, Vegemite, red hots (the candy), and wonton wrappers, soon. Maybe with canned bubble tea.

Also, can't remember, are the hot dogs the first item that actually requires refrigeration in this series?

Alice Laussade
Alice Laussade

You're right, Mark Zero Jason. (Unless you count beer.)

phoshoanddimsum
phoshoanddimsum

I'm guessing methamphetamine's???(the oreo's threw me off for a sec)

Mervis
Mervis

Love that this bit is staying true to the Localvore movement.

People, we have to source our foods locally or the world is going to end.....

MattL1
MattL1

The wine coolers are a nice touch.  

Nick R.
Nick R.

I'm also glad this post introduced me to "Molten Hot Wings" flavored Ruffles. What a world. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Ive seen those at the store, and I wont touch them,  The bag is hideous and unappealing.  Whoever approved that bag should lose their marketing degree

ObserverFan
ObserverFan

Agreed! Those chips sit in the vending machine at work for months & months. They look & sound disgusting

Kergo1 Spaceship
Kergo1 Spaceship

This one's easy!  You make a spicy, island inspired (wine coolers) pork casserole.  Something you might find in the Caribbean.

The Pat's win on Sunday, and they'll be one of the greatest dynasties in history....right up with the Yanks, Habs, and Celts.  

Sunday's Menu:Brisket w/Sweet n' Hot BBQ SauceBurgersBratsKing Ranch ChickenShinerBud LightAND a spring mix salad w/almonds, mandarins and raspberry vinaigrette-for the ladies. 

Although I may go to the beach, where upon I'll be eating turkey sandwiches and/or Denny's.

Kergie Out.

Suck Ass Much?
Suck Ass Much?

3 mentions in one day. You guys love Matt, dont ya?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

At least it's not The Chesterfield again.

B1ng
B1ng

It's hard not to love Matt once you eat his food.

Joe Tone
Joe Tone

The guy makes spread out of beef heart, what do you want from us?

Bev Garvin
Bev Garvin

True dat for the Beef Heart Tartare, I've had it twice now!  And the Lambs Tongue too.

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