While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
If you can eat it, you can fry it - October 25 is National Greasy Food Day.
Fried until crispy, sprinkled with salt or doused with sugar, these impossibly unhealthy but oh-so-amazing foods all glisten with grease and hit the spot. How frequently you indulge in greasy food is your prerogative, but today, all bets are off.
Frying treats in oil or butter is nothing new, so we can't blame our current obsession with deep-frying everything but the kitchen sink on America alone. Since the Medieval days, people have been dunking foodstuffs, particularly those of the dough persuasion, in oil. "Fritters" are considered to be the first fried delicacy.
In America's early days during the fight for independence, Saratoga chips were a favorite way to thinly slice potatoes and fry until perfectly golden. This early cousin to the great potato chip was merely one innovative way we developed snacktastic (and greasy) junk food.
From the sinfully sweet to the satisfyingly salty, greasy food runs the gamut. Are you all about movie theater popcorn, corn dogs, onion rings, hamburgers and fried chicken? Or are doughnuts, funnel cakes, deep-fried Oreos and other fried festival fare just right for your sweet tooth?
How about green tomatoes or plantains? Food Network has a few deep-fried ideas to get you going.
What have you dared to fry and try? Let us know how you're going all out today. You can find us at our favorite greasy spoons, or gathered around the office deep fryer.
this will kill you early nasty
Yummee! I can eat 4 ot 5 of those right now.
So typical of the unsophisticated American palate to have a day celebrated greasy unhealthy foods.
go drink some grass, dummy
This I can handle. I like greasy fried foods. I will most certainly eat some today.
Yeeeah buddy. That pic whets my appet!te for a chorizo burger.
I've never had a chorizo burger. Sounds good, though. Any burger sounds pretty good today.
From Red Mesa Cantina's menu:
Ground Sirloin burger, generously topped with ground spiced Chorizo, Jack cheese, avocado, tomato, fried onions, chipotle aioli, served on a Telera bun with a side of yuca fries, chipotle ketchup.
I get mine rare.
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Why? Because of the word "s!rlo!n" GMAB.
From Red Mesa Cantina's menu:
Ground s!rlo!n burger, generously topped with ground spiced Chorizo, Jack cheese, avocado, tomato, fried onions, chipotle aioli, served on a Telera bun with a side of yuca fries, chipotle ketchup.
From Red Mesa C@ntina's menu:
Ground Sirloin burger, generously topped with ground spiced Chorizo, J@ck cheese, avocado, tomato, fried onions, chipotle a!ol!, served on a Telera bun with a side of yuca fries, chipotle ketchup.
Ground s!rloIn burger, generously topped with ground spiced Chor!zo, j@ck cheese, avocado, tomato, fried onions, chipotle a!ol!, served on a telera bun. A side of yucca fries served with chipotle ketchup is included
Where's a State Fair when you need one? Elephant ears w/cinnamon sugar, corn dogs (with ketchup, Rich), deep fried durn near anything. I'm ready!
I just threw up a bit in my mouth...Ewwwww.....I Miss Snowbunny.
*hands him a hankie*
Here you go. ;)
Didn't you get any contact info from her before she disappeared? Did anyone?
Unfortunately NO, All I know is she worked in Minnesota and can sing the Oscar Meyer song really well.:))
I'd like to try fried moonpies.
This has inspired me to Fry up a Vegan today.....in Lard. Yummmmm ooooooo.
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