“Murphy’s Slaw” Recipe, Inspired by Richard Harmon’s character John Murphy of The 100 (The CW Television Series)

Originally posted to my new Fandom account's blog: Hi, this is my first contribution to the Fandom Community for The 100. I'm a big fan of the show, and this recipe turned out to be good enough to share. Playing off of Richard Harmon's character, John Murphy, the idea is a few months in the making... really, it started when the phrase "Murphy's Slaw" or "Murphy Slaw" came to mind and I found it really amusing. It took a while to put it into an actual dish, because it seemed sufficient enough to just be amused at the phrase "Murphy's Slaw" whenever it occasionally popped into my head. Last night I put some available ingredients into action and cooked this dish. Yes, I have now both eaten the Murphy's Slaw hot and cold. It's pretty damn good. John Murphy became one of my favorite characters through the seasons, and maintained that through the last episode, so actually fulfilling the act of not stopping at Murphy's Slaw just being a funny phrase and idea in my head felt important... and I'll actually make the recipe again in the future and urge anyone who is brave enough to tackle it themselves to do so and give your feedback on the recipe. The measurements are approximated, and this is a kind of 'recipe pilot' so I'm sure it could be improved upon. [edited] I feel it would be wildly inappropriate not to mention my absolute favorite character from The 100, Echo/Ash. Hi Tasya! PS: Go watch the movie Break Even on Amazon Prime Video or Google Play Video. Thanks for reading. ~Zach
Murphy’s Slaw Original Recipe by Zach Power Richard S. Harmon as John Murphy in The 100 Inspired by John Murphy, character of the television series The 100, as portrayed by actor Richard Harmon. Like a cockroach after a nuclear bomb explodes, most of the ingredients in Murphy’s Slaw (if not all of them) should usually survive any raids on your kitchen and refrigeration unit, making this a viable lunch or dinner option for “end of days” pantry survivalism… as long as you’ve got the cabbage! Murphy’s Slaw looks and tastes like no other slaw—ever, in the history of existence—and it may not even technically be classified as a slaw. It is designed for versatility, adaptability (hot or cold consumption), and makes pretty tasty use of some of the most unlikely ingredient combinations. The texture and flavor profiles are satisfying, combining crunchy with cheesy, soft noodles with sweet and hot spice. Really, it tastes nothing like traditional coleslaw (very far from it in most respects, actually)… So there ya go.

RECIPE WITH INGREDIENTS, PORTIONS, AND INSTRUCTIONS

Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cooking Time: 40-45 Minutes 1st Part:
  • 1C Macaroni Pasta
  • 4TBSP Butter (or suitable substitute)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chili Powder
    • Boil 2 1/2C Water to cook Macaroni. Drain. Return cooked Macaroni to the saucepan, add Butter. Stir in Salt, Pepper, and Chili Powder. Remove from heat when Butter has been absorbed by the Macaroni and the seasoning is evenly disbursed.
    2nd Part:
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, small diced
  • 2 1/2C Cabbage Leaf Shreds
    • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F. Chop/dice Onion, Carrots, and Cabbage appropriately. Spread into ungreased Baking Dish (9"x14" is good). Add the Macaroni blend atop the vegetables. Mix the Macaroni blend into the vegetables so that the oils from the Macaroni blend mix with the vegetables prior to cooking them in the oven. Do not yet place baking dish into oven.
    3rd Part:
  • 1C Shredded Cheese (whichever variety you see fit)
  • Parsley Flakes
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    • Sprinkle the Shredded Cheese evenly across the top of the Macaroni/Slaw Vegetables inside the baking dish. Sprinkle on the Parsley Flakes and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes to your content. Loosely cover the dish to "pre-bake" the combined ingredients for 18-20 minutes, or long enough to notice the cheese topping has begun to melt and the vegetables have begun to cook away their raw crispness.
    4th Part:
  • 4 Poached Eggs
  • 3/4C Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3C Mayonnaise
  • 1TBSP Curry Powder
    • While the dish is pre-baking: Bring 1C water to near boil, add Eggs. Gently break the yolks and slowly stir the egg yolks into the egg whites with a swirling figure-eight movement. Do not spend more than about 30 seconds stirring the eggs. Reduce cooking temperature to simmer and add Granulated Sugar and Mayonnaise. Carefully use a wire whisk to combine the eggs, water, and sugar and mayonnaise. Whisk the mixture until the consistency is on the verge of a froth. Add the Curry Powder. Mix the sauce together and prepare to add it to the main baking dish. After the 18-20 minutes, remove the baking dish and pour the Sauce Mix over the dish. Lightly spread the sauce mix atop the vegetable/macaroni dish evenly, so as to not disturb the layer of cheese too much. Optional: add another pinch of Salt and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, sprinkled evenly over the top of everything. Return dish to oven, with covering. Bake 20-24 minutes.
    Serve hot or allow to cool down and serve cold. You made it through this far... you may as well try enjoying yourself. It's the least you can do, and hopefully you also fall in love with this untraditional-style approach to making slaw... that is "Murphy's Slaw".

    “Murphy’s Slaw” List of Ingredients, as explained in a Murphy-esque perspective and tone are as follows:

    Macaroni Pasta… No cheese mix necessary, but odds are you’ve got some of this lying around. Butter (or suitable substitute)… Work with what you’ve got! Salt & Pepper… It’s only natural. Chili Powder… Because it works, that’s why. Onions, chopped… Not too much, and don’t chop too finely. Onions are well-known to cause tears due to overexposure and it may be imperative to not show unnecessary emotion. Carrots, small diced… To help blend in amongst the other slaws. There’s something about carrots in slaws. Cabbage Leaf Shreds… It’s slaw. Shredded Cheese (whichever variety you see fit)… It’s hard to imagine macaroni without thinking of cheese, too. Parsley Flakes… For a little green. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes… It wouldn’t be any fun to go through the apocalypse once or twice without throwing in a little spice. Poached Eggs, whipped into the water with Granulated Sugar… Because you’d never see it coming. Mayonnaise… It’s slaw. Curry Powder… For the only known woman John Murphy would die for: His Love, Emori.