Tuesday, January 05, 2010
I Am Your Drunk Uncle: Egg Nog
(Apologies for the lack of timeliness on this one)
"Hey, it's the guy that makes the egg nog!"
If this is what you aspire to, continue reading. If it's not, enjoy your much less flavorful and definitely less rock 'n' roll carton of the storebought stuff. For the adventurous and attention-starved, you would be surprised how simple it is to prepare egg nog from a dozen eggs, some heavy cream, milk, sugar, and nutmeg, resulting in applause from all who imbibe. If you can execute, it's a foolproof way to flex some culinary muscle. I've been making Cyril Collins' recipe for a couple years now, and according to my monther-in-law, it's the best she's ever had:
Start by separating the eggs. Whisk the yolks with sugar, beat the whites until stiff (and get your minds out of the gutter), combine with the milk, heavy cream, and the booze of your choosing (I opted for a cup each of Sailor Jerry and Jim Beam), dust with nutmeg, and do your best not to puke all over your gay apparel (man, this would have been so much funnier around Christmastime). Then forget to write about it until after the New Year. Then forget that you already (sort of) wrote about it a year ago. Then wish your reader(s) a merry belated Christmas. Buen provecho.