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Video: Chefs Transform Oreo Cookies Into 4/20-Friendly Eats
Oreo cookies are one of those junk food snacks that everyone remembers as a kid. And if you are one who, ahem, partakes, then you might also love them on the late night.
When we saw these videos produced by Oreo, we couldn't help but think of the impending 4/20 festivities. Chefs from around L.A. deconstructed the classic American cookie into creative Oreo-infused treats that really would be a stoner's delight.
Michael Voltaggio, chef/owner of Ink in WeHo, took the cookies and whirled them into a flour, then spread that out onto a baking sheet and turned them into tortilla chips with a strawberry salsa. He also made a lemon shandy -- traditionally made with beer in lemonade -- by making a lemon Oreo simple syrup with a lemon cookie garnish.
Over on the other side of town, Roy Choi of the Kogi truck made chicken tender batter using the cookies, then served them with a banana ketchup.
Perhaps the strangest and most stoney of the bunch came from good ol' Nguyen Tran from Starry Kitchen in Chinatown, who not surprisingly went to a convenient store and made a 4/20 friendly "bread pudding" out of purchased pound cake, Oreos, diet cherry soda, and peanuts. (He and his wife were the ones that hosted the 9 course weed dinners last year.) It wasn't the prettiest thing to look at, but we could see how it might come in handy during the upcoming "holiday."
You can watch the videos below.
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Husband and wife Felix Agyei and Hazel Rojas combine food from their heritages, creating a marriage of West African and Filipino cooking
Baby Yoda cocktails. Boozy Dole Whips. Volcanic tiki drinks. If you can dream it, they're probably mixing it somewhere on property.