Friday, April 6, 2012
Fry Me A River
I apologize to my arteries for what I'm about to say.
There there is nothing better than . . . fried foods. There, I've said it. My arteries, however, will be pleased to know that The British Medical Journal did a study, published in January of this year, which showed that fried foods are not bad for you if they are fried in olive or sunflower oil. Ha! I stopped reading after that because I didn't want to see if a "but" followed. Yes, I know. The study didn't say that fried foods were healthy (or DID it? I didn't finish reading!) - just that they weren't "bad" for you. "Healthy," "not bad," - semantics. All the same to me. So, fried foods - thumbs up!! Straight from our friends across the pond. I love those Brits!
And where better to get fried foods than at a fair! Fairs are really kind of creepy (mainly because of the really scary people who work there). But fair food is totally amazing! The unofficial motto of state fair food vendors is that if you can fry it, you can eat it. Fried bacon, fried oreos, fried coca cola, fried kool-aid, fried pop tarts, fried Twinkies, fried club salad. You name it, you fry it. The 2011 Wisconsin State Fair even offered clumps of deep fried butter. That sounds extremely gross to me, but who am I to judge?
Next month is our annual Balloon Stampede. Hot air balloons in the sky and rows of vendors on the ground selling their wares, including, of course, fried foods. We don't have anything as exotic as fried coca cola (although if we did, I'd be first in line), so I will look for the humongous platter of fried french fries (redundant, I know).
What's your favorite fried food?