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Video: Rick Bayless Invents The 4/20 Taco, World's Greatest Stoner Food

By Anthony Todd in Food on Apr 19, 2016 4:32PM

Remember Rick Bayless's taco-centric YouTube series? Well, for this week's edition, he's created a stoner's paradise of a taco. Stuffed with a combination of potatoes, bacon, cheese, hot sauce, caramelized onion and chicharron (fried pork skins), it just about perfect for a stoned late night snack. (Or a drunk snack, or a soberly-hungry snack.)

Bonus: The video begins with a fairly hilarious 30 seconds of Bayless pretending to be high out of his mind.

We can't put it any better than Bayless himself.

It has come to my attention over the years that a good number of people think my mellow enthusiasm for stuff I taste or cook is a result of—I’ll just say it—a little weed. While those that know me find that a little hilarious, the truth is I never touch the stuff. Well, certainly not recently (remember, I came of age in the ‘60s). Besides, I’m a mezcal man. Nevertheless I find the presumed connection between me and a little weed just hilarious enough to do a 420 edition of Taco Tuesday dedicated to some tacos worthy of late-night munchies.

The video is below, and the full recipe is here.