Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No Post Yesterday or Today

Sorry, as there was no new post yesterday or today. My daughter broke he collarbone on a ride at Cedar Point. I am in the process of taking care of her. Don't fret as I will be back tomorrow with three brand new posts. Thanks.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Man Wisdom Sundays

When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars - that's heaven here on earth.  -  Bernie Mac, RIP

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Man Recipe - Krispy Kreme Hamburger

Here is a recipe for the number 10 finalist from Fair Week. The Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger. This recipe is courtesy of Josh4q at 

It's a dietary and health nightmare, but the Luther burger is widely popular in parts of the southern United States. The burger became more known when it was featured on Cartoon Network's "The Boondocks." The burger was named after the late singer Luther Vandross, and legend has it that he himself invented it. Follow these steps to make it yourself.

  • A Krispy Kreme doughnut
  • 2 Strips of bacon
  • A Slice of American cheese
  • A beef patty 

  1. Cook your beef patty, and add cheese if you desire. While your patty is cooking, you should also be cooking your bacon or have it already prepared.
  2. Slice your Krispy Kreme doughnut in half, and toast it if you desire. you can also make your Luther burger using 2 whole Krispy Kreme doughnuts as the buns without slicing.
  3. Place your beef patty on top of the bottom half of your Krispy Kreme doughnut. Add your bacon on top of the patty and cover it with the top half of your doughnut.
  4. Serve with fries or anything else you may desire and enjoy.

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    Slice your Krispy Kreme doughnut in half, and toast it if you desire. you can also make your Luther burger using 2 whole Krispy Kreme doughnuts as the buns without slicing.

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    Place your beef patty on top of the bottom half of your Krispy Kreme doughnut. Add your bacon on top of the patty and cover it with the top half of your doughnut.

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    Serve with fries or anything else you may desire and enjoy.

  • Friday, August 27, 2010

    Number 1 - Texas Tenderloin

    Any sandwich that is nearly the size of the paper plate that is served on has to be number one. Now if you are in the Midwest Bowman's is the only place to get a Texas Tenderloin. Bowman's has been messing up digestive tracts with this deep fried favorite for years. I go for the works.

    So that's it for Fair Week as I have shown you my top  10 manly eats from the fair. Let me know what you thought in the comments below and let me know if I missed one of your favorites. Thanks and spread the word that Man Food Central is online with new updates every day.

    Number 2 - Italian Sausage w/ the works

    If you go to a fair and don't see and Italian Sausage vendor then you must not be at a fair at all. This is by far the most popular treat to get at fairs, festivals and carnivals. You also cannot skimp, you need to do it right with the works. Oh yeah, that is some good stuff. If you can't stand the heat they you have the baby brother to the Italian Sausage the Polish Sausage available as well. Check back later on today as we wrap up Fair Week with Number 1.

    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Number 3 - Hog Taters

    Ok, I know what you are thinking. What the heck is a Hog tator. Well let me explain it like this, THEY ARE THE SHIT!!!!! So walking by this booth I thought the same as you how can that be any good, five dollars later I sat down for my first taste and I must say I was blown away. They take and deep fry two half potato's that have been cored out. Then they stuff it with pulled pork. You get a choice of BBQ sauce and sour cream (which to my surprise was actually good on this). With a little inovation they have made a customer for life out of me. Check back tomorrow as we wind down Fair week with number 2 and 1. Thanks and please subscribe and or join our Facebook page.

    Number 4 - BBQ Chicken

    BBQ Chicken is good anywhere. Whether you are cooking it on your grill at home, eating it at a restaurant or getting it at the fair it doesn't matter as it will always be pleasing. This is the best of the best when it comes to messy foods. There is nothing like having that BBQ on your face and in your belly. So grab your wet naps and get you some BBQ Chicken. Check back later today as the BBQ trend continues with number 3 on Fair Week. Thanks and make sure you subscribe and if you have a Facebook account you can like this page with the like button on the right.

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Number 5 - Loaded Chips

    Continuing with some deep fried foods the loaded chips are the bomb. Take home made potato chips add cheese and sour cream and voila you have a masterpiece. The only downside was the place we got these from kind of skimped up on the cheese and sour cream. They were still good though. Of all the deep fried craziness you see these days this standard staple of the fryer stood alone. Tomorrow we land in meat heaven with numbers 4 and 3 as the countdown continues on Fair Week.

    Number 6 - The Elephant Ear

    Oh yeah, sugar coated fried dough. Man food number 6 has to be the all time favorite Elephant Ear. Very popular in the United State the Elephant Ear and its cousin the Funnel Cake can be found at nearly all summertime festivities. While many top it with a cinnamon sugar mix others add in a delicious fruit topping such as strawberry or blueberry.

    Did you also know that in Canada the Elephant Ear goes by the name Beaver tails? It has also been called fry dough, whales tails, tiger ears, pizza fritas, frying saucers, buñuelos and doughboys. Later today we get chippy with number 5 as the countdown continues on Fair Week.

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Number 7 - Rotary Club Lemonade

    I know it is not a food but with many county fairs being dry (No beer) a man needs to quench his thirst with some good stuff. The first thing that comes to mind is lemonade, but not just any lemonade. The best fair lemonade has to be that of the Rotary Club. This stuff is good. Water, a ton of sugar and real lemons. A must for any thirsty Fair goer.

    As a side note I was surprised that inflation had hit the lemonade market so steeply. I remember when these tall glasses of nectar were only a dollar and you would get a poker chip size token with it. If you collected ten tokens you got a free lemonade. Now these succulent slurpees are two fifty a pop. Tomorrow the fun continues with numbers 6 and 5 in the countdown. Thanks and please subscribe.

    Number 8 - French Fries

    There is something about the french fries you get at a fair. Sorry McDonalds and Burger King, but you both have been dethroned. At least for this weekend that is. This man food is all about the grease.

    The best fair fries I have had were always from Fiske French Fries. Fiske started in 1939 and has been a Midwest fair staple ever since. If you ever have a chance to get your hands on some of their fries I implore you as you will not regret it. Coming up later today Number 7 as the hits just keep on rolling.

    Monday, August 23, 2010

    Number 9 - Caramel Apple

    Yeah, I did it. The Caramel Apple. Someone reading this just said, what a caramel apple is not man food. Think again hombre! First off caramel apples are food on a stick, now if that doesn't qualify it to be a man food I don't know what does. Secondly, they are messy as hell. You try eating one without getting it on your hands or face. Third, they are good.

    Caramel Apples have been a staple at the fair for nearly a century. The first known dipping of an apple was done in 1908 with the candy apple. At many fairs and festivals you can find both caramel and candy apples with a variety of different coatings, however in the United State Caramel reigns supreme. Check back tomorrow for numbers 8 and 7 on the top ten list of manly fair foods as Fair Week continues.

    Number 10 - Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger

    While to my dissappointment I was unable to try this tasty treat as it was not available at the largest county fair in Ohio this past weekend. I however still wanted to include it in the Manly Fair Foods Countdown. It may have ranked higher if I was able to get my hands on one.

    To read more about the Krispy Kreme Burger and it's origins click the link below. Check back later today for Number 9

    Krispy Kreme Burger Article

    Sunday, August 22, 2010

    Man Wisdom Sundays

    It is very important that when you put something on the grill, you leave it in place to cook. If you move it around too quickly, chances are it is going to stick. Bobby Flay

    Saturday, August 21, 2010

    Man Recipe - Bacon Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

    ***Disclaimer - Your arteries will harden just reading this recipe.***

    So I started cooking this recipe a few years back and it has become one of my favorites. Keep in mind I never told you this would be a healthy recipe.


    3 Slices of White Bread
    5 Strips of Bacon
    2 Boneless Pork Chops 3/4" - 1" Thick
    2 Cups Shredded Mild Cheddar
    1/2 tsp. Salt
    1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
    2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
    1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
    1/2 tsp. Season All

    1. Preheat oven to 350°

    2. Cube the slices of bread and place on cookie sheet
    then place in the oven for three minutes or until crispy

    3. Fry up bacon strips until crisp (do not drain grease).
    Remove Bacon from pan and set aside. Pour grease into
    2 quart stock pot. Add in bread cumbs, crumple the bacon
    and add t the mix, 1/2 cup of cheese, 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp.
    pepper. Heat on low until mix comes together then remove
    from heat.

    4. Take chops and from the fat side cut a slit creating a
    pocket in the side. Heat olive oil in frying pan on high heat
    until light smoke appears. Add in remaining salt and pepper,
    italian seasoning, garlic powder and season all. Mix spices.

    5. Stuff the pockets in each chop with bacon mix and place
    in the frying pan. Cook on each side until carmelized (about
    2 minutes on each side)

    6. Remove from pan and place in 13x9 dark baking dish.
    Sprinkle with remaining bacon filling and cheese. Drizzle the
    olive oil mix from the frying pan over chops then cover with
    tin foil.

    7. Place on center rack of oven and bake for 30 minutes.

    8. Remove and serve.

    Makes two servings and has an ungodly amount of cholesterol but it is good.

    Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments section below. Thanks and look for a new post each day.

    Thursday, August 19, 2010

    Monday begins the count down of the top 10 Manly Fair Foods

    Beginning Monday August 23rd I will be posting two of my top ten manly fair foods. Each day throughout the week I will post two more on the countdown to number one, which will be revealed on Friday's post. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite fair foods are, if your manly enough.

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