There are 2 kinds of Star Wars dishes: dishes that are based on food featured in the movies (+ TV shows and books), and food that is inspired by Star Wars. Since there are only a handful of dishes actually featured in the Star Wars universe, here at M4P central we spend most of our time trying to be inspired. Good thing we have help! The Obi-Wan Cornobi dish is one do the funniest dishes we have had at our May the Fourth be with You Party, and it comes courtesy of M4P friend Linda.
It looks amazing, and is actually really easy to make.
(And yes, before you ask, that is a Jar Jar of Pickles, a Star Wars lunch box and a Millennium Falcon Metal cut-out in the background)
- Empty 20 oz Waterbottles
- Silver Spray Paint
- Grey Primer Spray Paint
- Black Electrical Tape
- Knife or Scissors
- Plastic or Aluminum Foil
- Paper Towels
- Pinch of Salt
- Pinch of Sugar
- Carefully cut water bottles in half (recycle the top parts and caps).
- Put bunched-up paper towels inside the bottle bottoms to protect the insides – you don’t want paint there!
- With the bottoms facing up, spray bottles with primer. Let dry.
- Spray with silver paint. Let dry. Repeat as needed.
- Add black detailing with electrical tape.
- Add a pinch of salt and sugar to water when boiling. (the sugar is Linda’s secret trick to awesome corn!)
- Boil until corn is done (about 10 min)
- Let cool a bit, then cover bottom with plastic or aluminum foil.
Stick in the hilts.
It is really important that the boiled corn does not go straight into the plastic bottles, we don’t want the plastic to melt. Let it cool a bit first!
The paint is not food safe, so try to avoid getting paint on the inside of the bottles, and do not store the corn in the hilts for long periods of time.
We solved both of these issues by “sacrificing” a few pieces of corn and placed them in the hilts for display only, and ate from the batch from the plate.