Renaissance Man Shia LaBeouf Knows a Mean Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

Olivia Jakiel
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Shia LaBeouf is a man of many talents – one of which is the keeper of the best egg salad sandwich recipe this side of prison bars.

In an essay the actor penned for Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories From Behind Bars, Shia documents the five times he’s been arrested, as well as blesses us with the fact that he is a ramen-egg-salad-sandwich-maker ANGEL.

We’ll give you a little backstory here. The whole ramen theme isn’t just random; in fact, most prison or jail recipes are ramen noodle based meals.

And apparently after the 29-year old actor spent some time behind bars, he not only left with a newfound sense of freedom, but with the holy grail of egg salad sandwich recipes as well. Check it out:


Prison Ramen

Now that we’ve got the secret recipe, we’d like to point out that because this is a prison-stories-cookbook-hybrid, some of the stuff Shia said about all the times he’s been arrested – the first of which was at age nine.

“The first time I was only nine years old. It was in Pacoima, California. I was arrested for stealing a pair of Nike Cortezes from a local shop and held for six hours.”

Seems legit.

There was also that time he tried to stab his neighbor: “The third time I was twenty, in Van Nuys, California. I tried to stab my neighbor and spent two days in jail. While I was there, I at least understood that being in jail is not the move. It sucks ass.”

Regardless if you think Shia’s learned his lesson about getting arrested or not, we have one reminder for you if you’re hesitating to make his famous recipe:


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