A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 02, 2017
“How do you cook toilet paper?"/"Brown it on one side, then throw it in the pot.”

A real shitty cooking riddle is:

Q: How do you cook toilet paper?
A: Brown it on one side, then throw it in the pot.


The joke was posted on the newsgroup alt.tasteless.jokes on June 2, 1996.


Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
How do you cook toilet paper?
Robert Pennala
6/2/96
well, you don’t really cook it....
....you just kinda brown it on one side.

Google Groups: rec.outdoors.rv-travel
Lousyana
Betty & Bob Thayer
11/7/98
(...)
On a recent trip to Idaho we were told how to cook toilet paper.  “Brown it on both sides and throw it in the pot.”

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
How doy cook toilet paper?
vampeleon
5/10/00
On Tue, 09 May 2000 21:05:54 -0700,
hallucinated:
>How do you cook toilet paper?
>:
>Just brown it on one side and throw it in the pot.

Google Books
Lives of Mothers & Daughters:
Growing Up with Alice Munro

By Sheila Munro
New York, NY: Union Square Press
2001
Pg. 113:
“Here’s a recipe = How to cook toilet paper.Answer = Brown on both sides and throw it in the pot.”

Google Books
Big Fat Book of Jokes (Volume 2)
Sweetwater Press
2007
Pg. 559:
Q: How do you cook toilet paper?
A: Brown It on one side and put it in the pot.

Twitter
Debra Harris‏
@wordiva
How do you cook toilet paper? Brown it on one side and throw it in the pot. #iamsixyearsold
11:11 PM - 14 Sep 2009

Reddit—Jokes
How do you cook toilet paper?
submitted January 1, 2016 by Jumpn_shoot_man
You brown it on one side, then throw it in the pot!

Reddit—Jokes
Do you know how to cook toilet paper?
submitted October 3, 2017 by llahlahkje
No, but I do know how to brown it on one side.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, October 02, 2017 • Permalink