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THE WIRE SPECIAL

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7,404,444 views  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!

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INGREDIENTS

Fish Dish

deboned fish (whiting, cod, haddock, or halibut)

2 deboned fish (whiting, cod, haddock, or halibut)

Flour

Flour

Corn meal

Corn meal

Garlic powder

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Onion powder

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

Old Bay

Old Bay

of whole milk

4 cups of whole milk

eggs

2 eggs

peeled potatoes

3 peeled potatoes

of salt

2 pinches of salt

of white sandwich bread

2 slices of white sandwich bread

Hot sauce

Hot sauce

Pit Beef

beef eye of round roast

1 beef eye of round roast

of kosher salt

2 pinches of kosher salt

of vegetable oil

1 tbsp of vegetable oil

Seasoning salt

Seasoning salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

Smoked paprika

Smoked paprika

Sliced onion

Sliced onion

Horseradish

Horseradish

DIRECTIONS

Fish Dish

1.

For the Fish

1.

Make sure both of of your pieces of fish are deboned.

deboned fish (whiting, cod, haddock, or halibut)

2 deboned fish (whiting, cod, haddock, or halibut)

2.

Combine flour, corn meal, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and Old Bay in a pan and thoroughly mix to create dry batter.

Flour

Flour

Corn meal

Corn meal

Garlic powder

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Onion powder

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

Old Bay

Old Bay

3.

Pour whole milk, eggs, garlic powder, onion powder, Old Bay and cayenne pepper into another pan and mix with a fork to create wet better.

of whole milk

4 cups of whole milk

eggs

2 eggs

Garlic powder

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Onion powder

Old Bay

Old Bay

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

4.

Dunk fish into wet batter first, then in the dry after. Make sure to thoroughly coat fish in the dry batter.

5.

Place fish in the fryer with the oil heated to 350° F for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and crisp.

6.

For the Thick-cut fries

1.

Slice potatoes into thick steak fries.

peeled potatoes

3 peeled potatoes

2.

Fry them in 350°F vegetable oil until they turn blonde.

3.

Drain on a paper towel lined baking sheet, then separate them and freeze for 24 hours.

4.

After chilling, refry for another 5-7 minutes until golden brown and super crisp.

5.

Add kosher salt and toss while fries are still hot.

of salt

2 pinches of salt

6.

Place fries and 2 slices of white sandwich bread onto the plate.

of white sandwich bread

2 slices of white sandwich bread

7.

Place your fried fish over top of the bread and fries, then cover in hot sauce.

Hot sauce

Hot sauce

Pit Beef

1.

Take beef and heavily salt then wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

beef eye of round roast

1 beef eye of round roast

of kosher salt

2 pinches of kosher salt

2.

Pour vegetable oil into a very hot skillet. Brown all sides of the beef in order to create a caramelized crust.

of vegetable oil

1 tbsp of vegetable oil

3.

Mix seasoning salt, a dash of freshly ground pepper, and smoked paprika.

Seasoning salt

Seasoning salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

Smoked paprika

10 shakes Smoked paprika

4.

Cover meat on all sides with the seasoning mix.

5.

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.

6.

Slice the meat as thin as possible and pile on top of a sandwich roll.

7.

Place the sliced onion on top of the meat and slather the other side of the roll with horseradish.

Sliced onion

Sliced onion

Horseradish

Horseradish

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