Guest Post: Home Made Doritos and Hot Pockets from The Geeky Hostess
Your Kitchen Overlord is responding well to antibiotics, gamma radiation, and a soothing gel masque the minions picked up in Latveria. Meanwhile, minion Tara Theoharis of The Geeky Hostess has taken time off from her ongoing battle against Android Martha Stewart to bring you a guest post.
Guest Post by Tara Theoharis
Bio: Tara Theoharis is the Geeky Hostess, posting about incorporating geeky passions into your everyday life. When not blogging, you can find her producing or acting in the web series Job Hunters and video channel Satire. Have a geek etiquette question or a fun recipe/party theme you want her to try? Tweet at her!
Cool Ranch Doritos
I had never fried my own chips before, but it was much easier than I expected. These chips were being munched on all night, and guests seemed to love them! They’ll turn out a bit thicker and greasier than your average CRD, but they’re pretty tasty. I used a recipe from Macheesmo.com and it was fantastic. Sure, eating Doritos straight out of the bag is easier, but these are cheaper, most likely somewhat healthier, and MUCH more impressive to have at or bring to a party.
Homemade Hot Pockets
Homemade Hot Pockets are pretty much just tiny calzones. Tiny, delicious, rectangular calzones. The ingredients you put inside are all interchangeable based on your tastes; I went for a classic Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pocket experience.
- Uncooked pizza dough (I made mine from hand with the instructions off of a packet of Pizza yeast, you can also buy some pre-made dough from the store.)
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Thin-sliced pepperoni, diced (I used around 30 pieces)
- Seasonings to taste (I used a dash of oregano and dried red pepper flakes)
- 1 egg
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prep a cookie sheet with a quick spray of cooking oil.
Divide your pizza dough into 16 equal sections and roll them into their own individual balls.
Roll the balls out as thin as you can while still maintaining some structure (around 1/8 inch thick). Keep in mind that the dough will fluff up considerably!
Mix the sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, and seasonings together in a small bowl to make the filling. Using a small spoon, scoop out a bit of the filling and place it in the middle of the rolled out dough.
Using a burrito-method, fold in the sides of the pizza dough and roll it up to create a small hot pocket-shape. Press the edges lightly with your fingers to make sure everything is closed tightly together.
Carefully place the “hot pocket” onto the cookie sheet. Continue with the 15 others.
Whisk one egg, and brush the egg onto the tops of the hot pockets. (This will give it that browned top). Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly (we all know what happens when you bite into a hot pocket first thing!) and serve!
To see what else I made that night (hint: there’s a whole lot of Mountain Dew involved), check out my post on my Text Adventure Party.
What traditional gamer snack would you like to find a recipe for? Let me know in the comments here or tweet me at @GeekyHostess!
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