Food Network Stars Share Their Go-To Midnight Snacks
No matter how filling a dinner you may have had or how committed you are to going to sleep at an early hour, sometimes when the clock strikes midnight, you find yourself awake and hungry again, and when the late-night cravings hit, it can take all things crunchy and salty or creamy and sweet to satisfy them — even for professional chefs. On this morning's all-new episode of The Kitchen, the cast shared go-to recipes for midnight eats (find all of the recipes here), and recently FN Dish caught up with some of the co-hosts and other Food Network favorites to find out what eats they opt for in the middle of the night. From "potato-fried perfection" to "really good pizza" and "tropical fruit," their answers my surprise you. Read on below to hear from Alex Guarnaschelli, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Amanda Freitag and other stars, find out who admitted to eating what.
Alex Guarnaschelli: It’s a tossup between a super-spicy fish taco, a hot dog with deep-fried bacon on it or a whole cake of any flavor — but it would have to be layered.
Amanda Freitag: For sweet it’s chocolate chip cookies and milk. Salty is tortilla chips and guacamole.
Geoffrey Zakarian: Pizza. Really good pizza from New York.
Jeff Mauro: Canned chips like Pringles, thinly sliced mortadella, American cheese: And microwave the whole thing for 35 seconds.
Marc Summers: Late at night, because I’ve become Mr. Healthy, I just eat a lot of tropical fruit. I eat mangoes and papayas and things like that. It’s rather boring, but the last thing you want to do is eat any carbs or sugar late at night because that’s when you get into trouble. So I’ve become a good boy and just eat fruit at night.
Maneet Chauhan: Masala popcorn (popcorn with Indian spices)
Sunny Anderson: Tater Tots from Sonic — and I’ll eat them by themselves, with ketchup, chili, cheese and/or scallions. Lots and lots of tots — potato-fried perfection.
Scott Conant: Popcorn with sea salt and popped in extra virgin olive oil