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Dec 272012
 

Kevin sent me this variation on the standard “Break” recipe, taken made by the inmates at the Northern Correctional Facility in Moundsville, WV. Moundsville is a dreary town as I remember it and I bet the prison isn’t much better. He says, “the prison’s inmate store sold all of the ingredients. Sometimes upwards of six or seven inmates would contribute an ingredient so all could enjoy a good, filling meal, with a small investment. Since we weren’t allowed knives, we used the pull-top can lids to dice the cheese and pepperoni. It was a hard job and your hand would be cramping toward the end.”

This recipe makes two decent sized portions, or one for a big eater. Double recipe for more portions.

    Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Ramen noodles, beef flavor preferred, but chicken will do
  • 1 can of chili with beans (we used Castleberry’s brand, individual size. You can also substitute a can of beef stew)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 stick of pepperoni, diced (which can be bought already diced on the street)
  • 1/2 cup of diced Longhorn or Cheddar cheese (about 1 cup shredded on the street)
  • 1 deli pickle, diced (optional)
  • 1 small onion, diced (optional)
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

Follow the microwave instruction on pack using whole flavor pack, but crumble noodles. Drain excess water from noodles when done. In a separate bowl, microwave the diced pepperoni on several layers of paper towels for a minute at a time and stir between heating, to cook off the grease. This makes the pepperoni crunchy, but don’t cook it too long or it will burn. Heat chili (or beef stew) for two minutes and stir in diced cheese. Stir in cheese and heat longer to melt cheese if needed. Pour all ingredients into a big bowl (sometimes a trash bag was used if it was a big break) and mix well. Serve with sliced bread or crackers.

Mar 132009
 

I love Frank’s hot sauce and I love recipes from jail, hence, this posting! I’m keeping the spelling of voila as wala, because you don’t speak French in prison.

Submitted By: devo

Submitted From: Marion County Prison, Oregon

    Ingredients

  • One Chicken Ramen package
  • Tablespoon of Franks red hot sauce
  • Two Tablepoons of Peanut butter(creamy works best)

Cook your ramen, keep about 1/4 cup of water in after you drain it. Next, put the peanut butter in the bottom of your bowl and spread it around. Then put the Franks red hot in add the ramen on top. Mix it all together and wala…bomb ass prison pad thai son.

Jan 192009
 

Slow news day at the Korea Times, where they report that bread, not ramen, is the number one purchase of inmates. I was very confused about this at first, since I didn’t think that bread was a major part of the diet in Korea, but I have it figured out now. I think that the inmates may already get noodles once or twice a day and maybe bread is a change? Maybe this explains the popularity of ramen in US prisons, where bread is already served once or twice a day. Masters thesis anyone?

Note: You’d have to smuggle #5 into a US prison in order to get a hold of it.

“More than 650,000 loaves of bread are sold every month,” said a spokesman for Okbaraju, the company behind the survey. “No snacks are offered in prisons. That’s why,” it said.

Ramen (instant noodles) emerged in second place, with about 450,000 packets sold a month. Trailing ramen were milk, smoked chicken and dried seaweed.

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Jun 292008
 

Chichi is the real title of this fine recipe, but I wonder if Johnny Cash ever got to try this during his visit. I also like the imagery below of kneading the meal in a trashbag before eating it, yum.

Submitted By: Mikey Accident

Submitted From: Folsom

    Ingredients

  • 2 packs of ramen noodles hot and spicy or other spicy variety
  • 1/3 bottle of jalapeno squeeze cheese
  • 1 summer sausage
  • 1 Slim Jim (the food product, not the breaking and entering tool)
  • 1 bag of instant chili (canned will work)
  • 1 small garbage bag (if you only have a regular house size one,cut the top half off)

Before you start crush the noodles while they are still in the package. Microwave a bowl of water for 2 minutes, then add both ramen noodle packets and let sit for now. (Put on a lid on the bowl if you have one.) Now, chop or dice the summer sausage and Slim Jim, and then make or heat the chili. The noodles should now be fully expanded (about 10 mins), drain ALL the water from the noodles. Dump the noodles into the garbage bag then add 1 flavor pack and 1/3 bottle of jalapeno cheese and knead the bag. Next add the meat then knead again till meat is evenly distributed. Now add the hot chili (the hotter the better). This would also be the time to add the other flavor pack if you want. I find one and a half packs to be enough but you could add more later if needed. Finally, knead the bag again and you’re ready to enjoy fine prison cuisine. I can eat it all myself but it could feed 2 normal people. I recommend eating it with a spork for the authentic prison experience.

May 282006
 

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means! It’s time for a recipe from jail.

Submitted By: Jaysen N
Submitted From: Georgia State U

    Ingredients

  • 1 Package Ramen (Any flavor will do)
  • 1 Slice of American cheese
  • 1 Can of tuna (Splurge on the White Albacore)
  • Jalepenos from the jar (to taste)

Instructions:

Break up the noodles in the package and cook per the directions. While the noodles are cooking, drain the tuna and dump it into a bowl. Put in the jalepeno slices and top it all off with the slice of cheese. When the Ramen is ready, mix in the spice packet and pour the noodles into the bowl. Let it all steep for a few minutes to melt the cheese and then mix well. Voila! Prison Surprise.

Note: This recipe actually comes from a friend of my dad’s who did a little time in prison. He hated the prison food so much that he came up with this recipe using things he could buy in the prison store.

Oct 092005
 

Submitted By: Mark
Submitted From: Texas, USA

Apparently sodium and cholesterol are not a concern in prison. Personally, I would not eat this, it just sounds scary.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Ramen (chicken or chile)
  • 1 can of chili with beans
  • 1 can of beef pot roast
  • 1 small bag of corn chips
  • 1 small bag of doritos
  • cheddar cheese, either easy cheese or shredded

Crumble corn chips and doritos. Cook noodles the same as always, drain and place pot back on stove mix in chili, pot roast, corn chips, and doritos. Then mix in as much cheese as you like. For extra kick add some hot sauce or jalapenos. The basic recipe would be ramen, corn chips, and cheese if thats all you have. All quite tasty.

Nov 262011
 

The comments responding to this post are full of hidden jail gems for recipes. The one I just found was for Orange Chicken, similar to this Orange Chicken in jail recipe but not the same. I’m leaving the original formatting since it makes for a better read. Note that this could also be called Grape Chicken, a recipe you won’t find anywhere else.

Submitted by: Chris
Submitted from: LA County Jail, Los Angeles, CA

One of the best things I used to make in prison was orange chicken. You will need pork cracklins, the big ones from the commisary not from the packages, a lot of jelly, onion, jalepeno, and hot sauce. Boil water in a hot pot, if you are in county, use hot sink water. Put all of the pork cracklins in a plastic bag and add water, let sit for several minutes. Once the cracklins are soft drain the water and then put the cracklins in a bowl. Add a lot of grape jelly and mix up. Break a state razor and cut up the onion and jalepeno very finely. Mix everything together. Then cook some instant rice or ramen and put the mix on top. It was one of my favorites you can also add a little bit of chopped up oranges to it.

Jun 202010
 

It seems that jail is like a movie theater in that they know that they can gouge you for the snacks, the good news is that you don’t have to watch Ben Affleck or Nicholas CoppolaCage films in jail most nights. I know that around here (in Colorado), ramen is not 10 cents a pack, even at Sams Club, but it is certainly not $1.06 per pack either.

From PhillyBurbs.com:

The price of instant noodles and candy bars in the Bucks County Prison became a subject of discussion this week as the county commissioners considered a contract with a company to supply snacks, clothing and toiletries to inmates.

A female inmate interviewed during a 2008 inspection complained that Ramen noodles available for 10 cents in a food store cost $1.06 in the prison, according to notes Marseglia provided. The price of Ramen is now listed as 95 cents. Another prisoner complained in a March letter to Marseglia about the $2.75 price of Little Debbie Snack Cakes.

After the meeting, Marseglia said dissatisfaction among prisoners is harmful to the atmosphere at the facility.

“When you treat people in such a way that you make people feel they are being gouged, you create a hostile environment and you put our workers at risk,” Marseglia said. “When you put our workers at risk, you are putting tax dollars at risk. And you’re certainly not creating an environment where you can change people’s attitudes about society.”

Mar 072010
 

Interesting to note that instant ramen is the top seller in the infamous New York City jail, Rikers Island. It is also interesting to note why it’s the top seller.

Just because you’re behind bars doesn’t mean you have to forgo your favorite snack foods and electronics. Today the Post takes a look at some of the stuff for sale to prisoners on Rikers Island, finding that the number one seller is Ramen, which can be had for 35 cents. (Most prisoners discard the noodles and use the flavor packet to spice up bland jail food.)

Full Story is here.