Welcome to the Joan Crawford Virtual Reality Dinner Party!
So, what’s the deal with the dinner party? Like the Pieathalon and Knoxapocalypse before it, bloggers from around the globe joined together and cooked the same weird food. In this case, a 3-course menu featuring recipes attributed to the screen legend herself:
- Steak with Roquefort
- Crepes Suzette
I, because I was going to a party at Casa del Rick & Ronny, didn’t do the entire dinner, so I decided to make the first course: Joan Crawford’s Danti-Chips. I don’t know if it is supposed to be pronounced like “dainty” or “dante” or “dan-tee.” But whatever.
Although Jenny went rogue and mucked about with the ingredients and the order in which they are layered, I faithfully followed Ms. Crawford’s instructions–for fear that her ghost come at me with a wire hanger.
So here are the very, very classy and high-end ingredients, per her recipe:
It said potato chips/crisps. So I went for a crisp–the generic Pringle. That there is American cheese, some sweet pickles (which I sliced), and a can of deviled ham.
Deviled ham because don’t know what potted ham is. Honestly, I don’t know what deviled ham is. But I do know that it is patriotic, camouflaged, and supports our troops.
Now, like I said, I didn’t want to question Joan’s culinary know-how, so I stuck to the recipe. That included layering the ingredients in a completely counter-intuitive way. I totally get why Jenny switched it up. But like I said:
So it went Pringle, cheese, sliced sweet pickle, and then a dollop of deviled ham (which looked and smelled like cat food).
I popped them into the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
And here is the end result:
I must admit that these didn’t do it for me. But the party-goers went nuts. I mean, people raved. I really should have made more than 16 of them. But how was I to know that Pringles topped with ham paste would be such a big hit?
Well played, Joan. Well played.
And congrats to Jenny on her book! You can read more about it HERE. And here is a lovely little trailer:
And here is the trailer to my favorite of Joan’s movies:
But let’s face it, Bette’s the real star of that one.