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April 1, 2006 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Cooking with Peeps. How to bake, fry and grill the sugary marshmallow critters. Also: main dish recipes and salads. When you make Waldorf salad with Peeps, remember they are "best made with pink or yellow peeps. Lavender ones make the salad grayish."
posted by CunningLinguist (17 comments total)
I've been making chocolate covered peeps every Easter for the last three or four years. They're a big hit. So big, in fact, I'm afraid I'll be making chocolate covered Peeps every Easter for the rest of my life.
posted by notyou at 8:35 AM on April 1, 2006

From this month's Harper's Index:

Estimated number of Marshmallow Peeps that will be consumed around Easter this month: 800,000,000
Estimated number of pigs who died to make them: 125,000

posted by furtive at 8:53 AM on April 1, 2006

The only good way to eat peeps is stale, with a bottle of tequila. On the 4th of July. I have some in storage that are about to turn 7 years old.
posted by beerbajay at 9:13 AM on April 1, 2006

The 1999 batch of peeps are an excellent vintage.
posted by empath at 9:30 AM on April 1, 2006

pigs? 125,000 pigs?

peeps is pork?!?
posted by ab3 at 9:35 AM on April 1, 2006

ab3: They have gelatin in them, which is made out of skin, cartilage and bone
posted by empath at 9:45 AM on April 1, 2006

I notice that most of these "cooking" methods involve little more than changing the physical form of the peeps. Not surprising, since peeps are very nearly chemically inert.
posted by Galvatron at 10:00 AM on April 1, 2006

Bake, fry, grill harmless innocent marshmallow peeps? How could you, you monster.
posted by Cranberry at 10:19 AM on April 1, 2006

I've never thought of cooking them, I usually just eat them 'raw'. But not before I stab them with something pointy.
Stab, stab, stab!
posted by Balisong at 11:10 AM on April 1, 2006

Peeps are fun to put in the microwave. Just don't expect me come over and clean up the mess. Still, it's fun watching them explode.
posted by skeeter1 at 1:11 PM on April 1, 2006

Apparently, people stage jousting tournaments in the microwave.

"One takes two Peeps, and licks the right-hand side of each until sticky. A toothpick is thereby adhered to each Peep, pointing forward like a jousting lance. The Peeps are then set in a microwave, squared off against one another, and heated up. As they expand, the toothpick lances thrust toward each opponent, and the winner is the one that does not pop and deflate. Ties (both fatal and harmless) are common."
posted by CunningLinguist at 1:21 PM on April 1, 2006

Poached peeps make me queasy.
posted by jenovus at 1:46 PM on April 1, 2006

Peeps, bananas, oranges, maraschino cherries, coconut? That's not Waldorf Salad, that's some kind of crap ambrosia.

We all know what Waldorf Salad is ...

Celery! Apples! Walnuts! Grapes! In a mayonnaise sauce!

Now come on!

(Accompanied, of course, by lashings of hot Screwdrivers ...)
posted by chuq at 6:18 PM on April 1, 2006

OMG, teh internets have recipes and crazy experiments with PEEPS?
That is so new and exciting!

Oh. Oops. I thought it was 1998 again. My bad.
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 7:47 PM on April 1, 2006

I ate my first (and only) Peep a couple of years ago, after hearing much about them from my US friends.

The nearest thing I can compare it with is a mouthful of shaving foam covered with sand. And it left a coating of I-don't-know-what-nor-do-I-want-to-know in my mouth.

posted by essexjan at 7:56 AM on April 2, 2006

Must be almost Easter if the Peeps thread is coming back, yet again. Its like a zombie boomerang or something.
posted by fenriq at 9:24 PM on April 2, 2006

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