The Wire, when it's not mercilessly killing off characters you've come to love and care about, is a showcase of Baltimore junk food specialities. Lake trout, pit beef, eggs cracked into beers - come for the gritty and heartbreaking depictions of heroin addicts and inner city grade schoolers, stay for the eats!
- 2 deboned fish (whiting, cod, haddock, or halibut)
- Corn meal
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Old Bay
- 4 cups of whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 3 peeled potatoes
- 2 pinches of salt
- 2 slices of white sandwich bread
- Hot sauce
Method: Fish Dish
For the fish:
- Make sure both of of your pieces of fish are deboned.
- Combine flour, corn meal, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and Old Bay in a pan and thoroughly mix to create dry batter.
- Pour 4 cups of whole milk, 2 eggs, garlic powder, onion powder, Old Bay and cayenne pepper into another pan and mix with a fork to create wet better.
- Dunk fish into wet batter first, then in the dry after. Make sure to thoroughly coat fish in the dry batter.
- Place fish in the fryer with the oil heated to 350° F for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
- Slice potatoes into thick steak fries.
- Fry them in 350° F vegetable oil until they turn blonde.
- Drain on a paper towel lined baking sheet, then separate them and freeze for 24 hours.
- After chilling, refry for another 5-7 minutes until golden brown and super crisp.
- Add kosher salt and toss while fries are still hot.
- Place fries and 2 slices of white sandwich bread onto the plate.
- Place your fried fish over top of the bread and fries, then cover in hot sauce.
- 1 beef eye of round roast
- 2 pinches of kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp of vegetable oil
- Seasoning salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- Smoked paprika
- Sliced onion
Method: Pit Beef
- Take beef and heavily salt then wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into a very hot skillet. Brown all sides of the beef in order to create a caramelized crust.
- Mix seasoning salt, a dash of freshly ground pepper, and 10 shakes of smoked paprika.
- Cover meat on all sides with the seasoning mix.
- Put your meat thermometer into the thickest part of the roast and bake at 225° F for about an hour and a half. Make sure the thermometer says 115° F.
- Slice the meat as thin as possible and pile on top of a sandwich roll.
- Place the sliced onion on top of the meat and slather the other side of the roll with horseradish.