If You Fry It, I Will Eat

That picture from A Cozy Kitchen basically sums up why I love fried food so much. In case you’re wondering, those are some delicious (if not initially strange-sounding) fried pickles. If you’ve never had them, do yourself a favor and make this recipe. But back to the heart (attack) of the matter: I love a battered and fried food served hot with a side of cool dipping sauce, preferably buttermilk ranch. I like to jokingly say that they aren’t “beer battered,” they’re “beer bettered.” It’s funny because it’s true. Keep reading for some of my favorite fried foods.

Just because someone is vegetarian doesn’t mean they’re healthy. I do exercise, but I love me some fried food and pizza. Don’t you dare think because I’m having a vegetarian pizza it means that I don’t ask for extra cheese and load up on sides. One of my favorites is the fried cauliflower from Rosati’s Pizza. Instead of being bland and flavorless like most cauliflower dishes (sorry cauliflower lovers), the cauliflower softens and takes on almost a cheesy consistency. It’s absolutely delicious next to the pizza. Fried zucchini and fried mushrooms almost always make an appearance with my pizzas.

One of the life-altering questions I’d struggled with since I was a young child wasn’t “why am I here” or “what is my purpose,” it was “is fried ice cream really fried?” Obviously, the answer is yes. The ice cream is frozen to kingdom come, frozen again after the breading is placed on, and then fried for about 45 seconds until it’s done. There, now you won’t have to lie awake at night like I did pondering the answer.

Do you have any favorite fried food recipes? Want to tell me how horrible I am for eating them? Let me know in the fancy new Disqus comment box below!

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