“The King of the Hill,” season 9 episode 23
It’s time for part three of “The King of the Hill” recipe series! Go here for part one and a tasty deviled eggs recipe, and go here for part two and a mind-bending recipe for a tub of ice cream with mini pies on top.
After somehow resisting temptation and picking up some Powersauce Bars instead of a giant bucket of pie ice cream, Homer heads to the all-night “gime” (gym). Wolfcastle is there maintaining his buff McBaine body and ends up training him. After a couple of months of hard work and a lot of bars (more on that later), Homer has buffed up enough to rip his shirt sleeves.
At family mealtime, Homer eats more bars as the family eats a grey casserole. “Sorry, I only eat food in bar form. When you concentrate food, you unleash it’s awesome power… I’m told,” he explains. Then he compresses five pounds of spaghetti into one handy mouth-sized bar and eats it. Then promptly calls the hospital.
It’s time to make a spaghetti bar, baby! I spent some time considering how to compress FIVE pounds of spaghetti into a small bar and then reminded myself that it is a cartoon and that’s very much not possible. But how can you force spaghetti into a bar form at all? You’re not going to like the answer (the freezer). I don’t actually recommend eating this—it’s just a fun, gross gag for boring days.
About 1/2 cup leftover Spaghetti and Moe Balls, packed
1 silicone candy bar form (or a small, rectangular plastic, metal, or rubber container)
- Line your chosen rectangular form with plastic wrap.
- Add the spaghetti and press it into the form, packing it tight and filling in all of the corners.
- Fold the plastic wrap over the top. Place the form in the freezer and top with some items with a little weight to them. Suggestions: a few frozen pizza boxes, a small casserole dish, etc.
- Let freeze for at least an hour before unmolding.