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  • (audience clapping) And we're back.

  • My next guest is the chef and owner of the legendary

  • Shopsin's restaurant in the Essex Street Market

  • right here in New York City.

  • His new book is called

  • "Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin".

  • Please welcome Kenny Shopsin.

  • (audience cheering)

  • How are you, Kenny?

  • Nice.

  • Nice to meet you. Good to see you.

  • Now, Kenny, what are we making today?

  • Pancakes.

  • Pancakes, all right.

  • And your pancakes are a little unusual.

  • They're not like pancakes that people would normally find.

  • How are they unusual?

  • I put a lot of different stuff in.

  • Okay.

  • Lets go ahead and do it.

  • Lets go ahead. It's alright.

  • (laughs) Okay. That's it.

  • All right, just bat me around as much as you like.

  • Sure.

  • So, and your pancakes, you add things, huh?

  • Now this.

  • Oh, okay.

  • All right. A little bit, not too much.

  • Maybe I should stop talking. (laughs)

  • (audience laughing)

  • Alright, spread the butter around

  • like this? Yeah, it doesn't matter.

  • Oh, okay.

  • Put a little bit, right there.

  • All right, don't touch the...

  • Ouch, its hot. Right here?

  • Yeah, okay. Right, like that?

  • That's perfect, its enough.

  • Alright well, I like laying a little bigger.

  • There you go.

  • So you say.

  • So, (laughs)

  • (audience laughs)

  • I think you and I have a magical chemistry here.

  • (audience laughs)

  • Put some of this in. What are you putting

  • on here?

  • Macaroni. You have your own macaroni, use your...

  • You put macaroni on a pancake?

  • Yeah.

  • Okay, most people would not put macaroni

  • on a pancake Kenny.

  • Why macaroni?

  • There was a kid that used to come in my place.

  • Put a little cheese.

  • Okay.

  • (audience laughing)

  • Peter, and every day he would have macaroni and cheese

  • or he'd have pancakes.

  • And one day, he left it up to me.

  • Right?

  • And I said, yeah. I'll do him both, what the heck.

  • So I just put 'em together.

  • And that was it.

  • (audience laughing)

  • So the kid couldn't decide

  • between macaroni and cheese and pancakes.

  • And you said, you jammed them together

  • and it became a sensation.

  • It was, yeah. It worked out really well.

  • And he had that every day after that forever.

  • Okay.

  • This is something I was gonna do for you, a Conan burger.

  • A Conan burger.

  • Tell us what's on the Conan burger.

  • It's a cheeseburger.

  • Little bit of sex appeal and some genius? (laughs)

  • (audience laughing)

  • I don't think I got that.

  • That's okay.

  • You wanna it turn over?

  • Turn it over?

  • You tell me you're the maestro right here.

  • Okay, watch that. ♪ Summer high

  • Press it down a little bit.

  • Press it down?

  • You're allowed to press down.

  • Okay, Preston,

  • what does pressing do, does it released the natural oils?

  • Well, actually, what happens is the cheddar cheese

  • that's on the bottom,

  • Yeah. Crusts over,

  • like that burnt cheese on a grilled cheese.

  • Oh, good yeah.

  • And then the macaroni and the goo and the pancake

  • kind of get like nice and macaroni cheesy.

  • I like your technical terms.

  • (audience laughing) Usually I use

  • a different term, but they told me not to.

  • Okay, (laughs)

  • Well, I'm glad that someone talked to you beforehand.

  • What am I doing? Why is a hamburger on this plate?

  • What am I gonna do? That's something

  • I made for you, the Conan burger.

  • The Conan burger, okay.

  • Oh, you're doing great, look at that.

  • Sometimes when it won't come up you turn it the other way.

  • Yeah, okay. All right, yours... (laughs)

  • Do you want a chisel for that there?

  • Are you gonna be okay?

  • There it is.

  • Okay.

  • Take some more butter.

  • We gotta keep going there.

  • Oh, sure, more butter.

  • All right. Why not just die today.

  • (audience laughs)

  • Right there. You better get this off

  • or it's gonna mess.

  • Okay, get this off right here.

  • Alright is this... Turn it over

  • and put it over there

  • Well over here.

  • Yeah. And you turn it over.

  • Oh, look at that. That looks actually...

  • Actually better than mine.

  • Wow, well there you go. Beginner's luck.

  • You think so? So put down three more pancakes.

  • Three more, okay.

  • What other kinds- I would say,

  • about the same size because... Are we gonna make?

  • I don't know.

  • Okay, mine are those were little messy though.

  • That's it, no they're really nice.

  • Okay, and what do I do with this burger here?

  • Does that burger go on it ?

  • Just use your hands- Turn it over.

  • If you want.

  • You're not really gonna eat it, are you?

  • Yeah, I was gonna eat it. I don't waste food.

  • Oh, really. You put a hamburger

  • in front of me, I eat it yeah.

  • I washed my hands. Turn it over.

  • Okay.

  • Little salt and pepper.

  • All right. Okay, then what?

  • And put it in the pancake.

  • Oh, okay.

  • (audience laughing)

  • Can't you make it at least seem a little harder than this?

  • You make the pancake, you put it on top, you're all done.

  • It's really not that tough.

  • Put a few chocolate chips on one of your,

  • Chocolate chips with a hamburger

  • No, on two of your other ones.

  • Oh, okay, all right.

  • I thought you're gonna make- Although it's not-

  • Something crazy. A bad idea,

  • Toll House burger.

  • Alright, and what about the marshmallow?

  • Would you put the marshmallow on here?

  • We're gonna use that, were gonna use that.

  • But first put some graham cracker crumbs on the two

  • with the chocolate chips.

  • These aren't pancakes you're making.

  • These are gonna be s'mores.

  • These are candies you're making

  • S'mores! You're absolutely right.

  • So this is, you put the graham cracker

  • on top of the chocolate chips in the pancake.

  • Yeah.

  • All right, can I put--

  • In the meantime, you got to remember now to put the cheese

  • on your, on your Conan burger.

  • Okay. All right.

  • Okay, you really gonna serve this as the Conan burger

  • in your restaurant?

  • You know, I have, my daughter bought me a printer

  • for my birthday.

  • Look at this menu. Can I show this menu to people at home?

  • Looking in here. Look, you've got hundreds.

  • Oh look at that, it's on there.

  • Absolutely.

  • In the tiniest font possible.

  • Finally famous.

  • You can barely see that.

  • Come on, I even gave you a capital letter.

  • Okay.

  • Thank you so much.

  • Yeah, you're right, Conan burger.

  • (audience cheering)

  • We gotta get moving here.

  • You know we're just about out of time here.

  • What is this right here and can we use it?

  • What is this right here?

  • Oh, we can make a peanut butter and jelly pancakes.

  • Okay, you make peanut butter and jelly pancakes.

  • Okay, were just about out of time.

  • Put a few down. Oh, is that right?

  • Yeah, yeah, I'm sorry.

  • You put one on yours, I'll put one on mine.

  • Okay. All right.

  • And then what do I do?

  • Shoot. Wait wait we gonna load it first.

  • What do I do?

  • Yeah, go ahead. Now its a like a grease gun.

  • All right and you...

  • Keep pouring. That's enough.

  • How much? That's disgusting.

  • Yeah it is.

  • And then I put jelly on this one right here

  • on the same thing?

  • Yeah.

  • Okay. Okay nothing's happening here.

  • Same deal. The honkies go bonkies.

  • What's that?

  • The honkies.

  • That's it, oh you're doing good.

  • Yeah, this is, (audience cheering)

  • Am I Art Carney or am I Jackie Gleason?

  • I don't know who you are.

  • Well, I'm gonna, can try this one right now

  • 'cause we are out of time.

  • Sure.

  • I gotta wrap this up. Let me just take a taste of it.

  • Oh man, that is incredible. That is really good.

  • You just walk around eating these with your hands?

  • You just walk around New York city like this?

  • (Conan mumbles)

  • I actually do a lot of sampling.

  • (Conan mumbles)

  • Oh my god that is good.

  • "Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin"

  • is in stores now.

  • It's a very funny book. Kenny Shopsin everyone!

(audience clapping) And we're back.

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