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A Man Made Shrimp in an Airplane Bathroom. Genius, or Disgusting?

Airports + Flying
by Matador Creators Dec 13, 2023

There are two universal truths that can always be counted on. Number one, that airplane food will be, largely, unsatisfying. Number two, that passengers will go to all kinds of lengths to avoid airplane food and satiate their hunger in other ways. That may mean bringing snacks with them from home, buying airport food to bring on the plane, or indulging in the airport lounge buffet pre-flight. What you probably haven’t tried, however, is actually cooking your own food on the plane. Think it’s impossible? Unfortunately not, as this guy on TikTok just demonstrated.

TiktTok user barfly777 documented the step-by-step process of cooking garlic shrimp in an airplane bathroom, and it’s equal parts impressive and disgusting. He simply brought onboard a bag of roasted garlic and a bag of raw extra large shrimp, along with two 6-volt batteries wired to an immersion beverage heater. He filled the bathroom sink with water, tossed in the shrimp and garlic, some mashed potatoes, and then used the beverage heater to heat up the water until it was hot enough to cook the shrimp.

@barfly7777 With 2 6v batteries wired in series to an immersion beverage heater, one is able to get water scalding hot quickly. Raw shrimp will only need a few minutes. Adding instant mash to the shrimp water adds some extra flavor. Garlic butter makes everything go better. #terribleideawhattime #shrimp #garlicshrimp #mashedpotatoes #flying #bathroomchef #howtocookproperly #barfly7777 #innovation #privatechef #newidea #hack #Splice ♬ FUCK IT – xryce

You’re probably feeling one of two things right now. Maybe you respect the creativity and innovation, and even scheming immersion beverage heater recipes for your next flight. Maybe you’re gagging at the thought of cooking anything in airplane sink water, or at the idea of behind the next person in the bathroom after this guy, and smelling the garlic. Whichever camp you happen to fall into, you’ve gotta admit that the next time you’re hungry on a plane, or turning up your nose at airplane food, part of you will always wonder, “what could I do right now with a beverage heater, two 6-volt batteries, and some meat…?”

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