Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday 5 - Fried Day 5

Here I am, at home on a rainy Friday afternoon.  In the middle of laundry, of course.  (Sidenote: laundry is kind of a constant for me.  I used to do it for 7, now I'm only doing it for 2 or 3.  It is less contant than it used to be, but still seems to play a big role in my life.  I try to think of it as a little hobby to make it seem more "fun".  Hm)   Anyway, seems only natural that Friday 5 would put my mind on fried foods!  What better way to spend a quiet day than with something that has been all fried up for you delectation?  Check it out. 

1.  When you come home from a long day of whatever it is you do and your brain is totally fried, what therapy do you normally seek?  My first therapy is some family time, if anyone is around.  I also enjoy television therapy, reading therapy, hot bath therapy, and food therapy.  Yeah, it's true.  I'm just a go-getter!

2.  Of the myriad of desserts made primarily of fried dough, what is your favorite?   Did you know Wikipedia has a whole article about fried dough foods?  Sure, and why wouldn't they?  Still, I guess I am going to have to go with the doughnut as my favorite fried dough dessert.  Yes, could I have a couple of those chocolate bars?  Oh, just make it a dozen assorted...someone will eat them. 

3.  Most fried foods are best right out of the fryer, but what’s a fried food that you enjoy cold?  I can't think of anything besides fried chicken, which is tasty cold.   Most other cold fried foods are an abomination.  If you can think of something else, let me know!

4.  What’s the most unusual deep-fried food you’ve ever tried?  You know, there are so many deep-fried foods I just haven't had the opportunity to try, given how I don't hang out at the County Fair all that often.  There was an episode of Andy Richter Controls the Universe, where  the office got their own deep fryer and the handsome Keith tries just about everything deep fried...even pencils were delicious.  Clearly I need to expand my deep-fried world!

5.  Where can you get really good French fries?  I like Burger King fries.  People either like them or don't, as they are coated before frying.  I like how crispy that makes them...essential in a french fry, for me.  Very hot and very crispy or I will pass on the fries, thank you very much. 

I hope you enjoyed this look into my fried brain.  I know at least a couple of you are doing Friday 5 now as well and I can't wait to go around and read your insights.  Feel free to play along in comments...or to just comment, even if it is to tell me that my fried food problem may be getting out of hand.  I can take it, man. 


Churlita said...

Mmmmm. Fried food. Have you ever had fried zucchini dipper in Ranch? It's the best ever.

KenV (frmrly 3GK) said...

I'm with you all the way on the fries needing to be crispy! Why would anyone want to eat a soggy floppy strip of potato?

Ananda girl said...

I like a white russian to unwind when stressed.
I love fried onion rings and deep-fried skate is wonderful.
My son,Squeaky makes the best home-made french fries ever!
Unfortunately, I can no longer eat fried foods. :-(

crazy4coens said...

I'm with Churlita. Yum

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

I love fried foods.. yea there aren't really healthy, but I don't eat this stuff all the time..

Fried onion rings are yummy.Costco has great coated fries.. then add gravy and cheese..Yumm!

and a fried egg sandwich.. yumm

secret agent woman said...

I'm writing this with the sound of the washer and dryer in the background,laundry being a constant for me also.

I'm not a big friend food person, although I like donuts and consider a basket of fried clams at the beach to be heaven. And McDonalds fries if I'm craving French fries.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Oooh, I love fried zucchini dipped in ranch. Good one.

KenV: Not me! Anytime a potato is introduced to oil there is a possibility for disaster or divinity :-)

Ananda: White Russian, eh? Shoulda known :-) I looove onion rings...mmmmmm. I'm sure I'd do better not to eat fried foods as well.

C4C: Fried zooks does sound good right now....

Mrs: Ah, fried egg sandwiches! Good one. I am going to have to give the fries with gravy and cheese a try. Do you call it Poutine there? Or is that just a Quebec thing?

Secret: When I started having children, I was amazed at the number of ensembles they could go through in a day :-)
You know, I have never had fried clams! What is wrong with me? I will have to right this wrong ASAP.

Tara said...

You know...I think I like everything on the Burger King menu except for their fries! Crazy, right? I love their onion rings.


Sebastien said...

I have very similar forms of therapy! I especially like baths (somehow it is taboo for guys to like baths) but I find it relaxing and I get lots of ideas during bathtime.

laura b. said...

Tara: Yes, BK fries are quite the divisive food! :-) Turned out to be a lot of fun talking about fried foods.

Sebastien: I don't see why the man bath should be taboo, but I guess it is. A good soak is very relaxing though!

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