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This Fried Shrimp Grilled Cheese Is a ‘Midnight Snack for the Drunk Gods’

After her Chef’s Night Out tour of LA, Alisa Reynolds treated her crew to a masterpiece of drunk food—a creation so bold and so beautiful that we had to share it with you.

by Munchies Staff
Sep 19 2016, 2:00pm
Photo by Brayden Olson.

Alisa Reynolds might be known for her health conscious soul food eatery My Two Cents, but when it comes to after-hours drinking food, she has no problem bending the rules a little bit.

After her Chef's Night Out tour of LA, Reynolds treated her crew to a masterpiece of drunk food—a creation so bold and so beautiful that we had to share it with you. And what better way to mop up your future hangover than with cornmeal-breaded fried shrimp and gooey cheese squished between toasted white bread slices?

RECIPE: Fried Shrimp Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This recipe has all the components of a proper booze mop: starchy, gooey, and fatty. In fact, Reynolds even snuck some bacon into these bad boys during the Chef's Night Out shoot.

But it's the fried shrimp that turn this grilled cheese into bona fide soul food and, in Reynolds' words, "a midnight snack for the drunk gods."

Do not skimp on the shrimp.