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.
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.
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