Thursday, December 16, 2010

Why Fried Gnocchi is a Bad Idea

They say timing is everything, and that was certainly the case this morning. Due to a blur of licensing contracts, book proposals, travel arrangements, and other less-than-enjoyable administrative duties, I was in serious need of a chuckle. Well, this video sent to me via @mysticl on Twitter sure took care of that! I hope you love this guy's laugh as much as I did. This is from Webstaurantstore's YouTube channel. Enjoy!

25 comments:

k-nadine said...

ohh my gosh, i am crying too! What a great laugh! Hilarious, thanks Chef John!

Anonymous said...

And never eat yellow snow, duh!

I am laughing at him not with him.

alcyonetwothree said...

totally made my day!

Thom said...

Solidly in the category of "It looked better on paper".

Thanks for the laugh...an honest belly laugh at that!

Anonymous said...

yes, this is cool
but where are the promised garlic spaghetti?

Lucia said...

OMG this made my day.

This made me think though that in Spain we have some kind of croquettes that if you bake too low and slow, will open up, so perhaps that was the guy's logic :P

Anonymous said...

lol! why does it pop like that?

ARTNAK said...

Never mind that these gnocchi's become dangerously hot projectiles ... but seriously ... Buffalo Gnocchi? Right up there with the Twinkie Del Mar recipe.

Food Junkie said...

It pops because the outside is sealed and the moisture boils inside expanding as steam. This is hilarious so clearly it was a great idea, for the blog anyway.

Anonymous said...

Good grief !!

Sandra said...

Chef John you are 100% right about timing! I was sitting here feeling really depressed because I just received some bad news, but watching this video I couldn't help but to laugh out loud! Thanks for lifting my spirits :~)

Chris K. said...

Wow! That looks like fun!

Mysticl said...

Glad everyone liked it! When I laugh out loud when I am alone in a room surfing the web, I KNOW it's time to share with someone and considering the topic I was pretty sure you'd get a kick out of it. Funniest laugh EVER! Thanks Chef John!

tracie said...

lol..this is hilarious! i had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard..thanks for sharing!

Guat said...

when i deep fried a supermarket bought gnocci it didn't explode it turns to work just fine the flavor was very close to a nosette potato

Sam said...

Being Italian, as soon as I listened to him saying "buffalo gnocchi" ...it was like a stab in the chest, but the second part was hilarious, i have tears coming out from my eyes because I laughed too much haahahahhaha...

Anonymous said...

Love this guy's laugh he really made me laugh!!
Thanks Chef John, going to post it on my FB page :-)

Dorothea

Sweet Monkey Fritters said...

Riddle me this, Caped Crusader! When is a Mexican Jumping Bean NOT a Mexican Jumping Bean?! When it's a deep fried gnocchi! Tee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee!

Brad said...

Thank you for that!

RhodeyGirl said...

I AM LAUGH/CRYING HYSTERICALLY RIGHT NOW. THANKS FOR MAKING MY AFTERNOON!

Anonymous said...

I think the gnocchi were running away from the buffalo sauce as any self respecting gnocco would.

blogagog said...

This is a funny vid, but we fry gnocchi a half-dozen times a year. I've never seen one explode like that. Did they put popcorn in their gnocchi?

Healthy and Homemade said...

OMG!! I'm seriously laughing hysterically like this dude. SO awesome.

Anonymous said...

i have never laughed so hard in a while! so never FRY gnocchi

Karin said...

This was sooooo good!
=)