Friday, March 23, 2007

EVIDENCE: FRIED ITEM X


NO ARCHIVE ONLINE SEEMED TO EXIST, so I had to dig into the paper files.

That is all.

22 comments:

Randal Cooper said...

Not that it's of much consequence, but fried dill pickle chips are finer examples of the fryer's art than fried dill pickle spears, which are tantamount to making pommes frites out of peeled, but uncut, new potatoes. I have no idea what cut of pickle you gentlemen used in your experiment, however.

Annje said...

Now that we've conquered Oreos, White Castle Burgers, Pickles, Pigs-in-Blankets. We just need deep fried candybars..

JM said...

Deep fried Snickers Bars are sold at the Texas State Fair.

Scott Haley said...

People deep fry sweet things like twinkies in the same batter that they use for fish. I don't think that's very good. Something a little sweeter, like a doughnut batter, would be better.

tim said...

This is all horribly, horribly wrong. The Rapture can't be too far away, people. Repent! Enjoy your Mars bars unadulterated, just as the Good Lord intended.

hobogirl1 said...

What about deep fried MM's? Or raisins? Or deep fried apples? Or deep fried bananas? Or maybe deep fried Cheetos? Or deep fried Reeces Pieces? Or deep fried 3 Musketeers? Or deep fried pizza? Deep fried popcorn? Deep fried Cheese Burgers? Deep tried tacos? Deep fried Oranges? Deep fried cookis (other than Oreos)?

And what would deep fried any of these be a portent of?

Don't these sound yummy? :-)

Adrienne said...

I believe I saw someone on Iron Chef America deep-fry some egg yolks once. Or was it some crazy dream I had?

Meanwhile, remember that chitlins are deep-fried fat. Deep-fried pork fat. The world is a wonderful place.

And thanks for posting the article!

Sam said...

That sounds delicious and cozy. In the sense that it would want to make a home in my aorta.

The best we ever did was a deep fried boot and a deep fried strawberry. The latter did actually become a hot, crispy pickle.

William said...

Deep-fried popcorn, you say? That might actually be brilliant. We should put a call in to Orville Redenbacher's horrible CGI zombie.

Keri said...

Last week someone sent me a link for a recipe for deep fried cookie dough, possibly with the expectation that I would make it. The accompanying picture was the most mesmerizing thing I've ever seen.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_35367,00.html

Part of me is afraid that if I made it, it would kill me immediately upon eating it. The rest of me is afraid that it would be the best thing ever created in the world and that it would kill me slowly over several years of eating nothing but. These two parts of me are still in a deadlock, which has resulted in me not yet making deep fried cookie dough.

Jonathon said...

Now that WC burgers have ben fried, you gotta fry an entire full-size bacon cheeseburgers and fries (all in one object).

Or you can do like Homer Simpson and deep fry caramel dipped cotton candy.

Lhyzz said...

Hot, crispy pickles!
Sounds like my new exclamation of choice.
"Hot, crispy pickles! Is that dog speaking French?!"

In other news, have you seen this? That third panel is Kick. Ass.

Ape Lad said...

I wonder if anyone has ever attempted to deep fry an entire city. That might be an interesting experiment.

hobogirl1 said...

An entire city?? That would take one huge deep fryer.

Sereth said...

Woah...fried oreos.

I love this country.

Ape Lad said...

Well if not a city, then perhaps the entire earth could be deep fried, with the sun itself as the fryer. I know just the people who could apply the batter.

William said...

Well, thinking logically, we should probably start by deep-frying Mercury and seeing how that tastes before we do anything really elaborate.

disco sleeze said...

Deep fried White Castles...

That could be used as a weapon.

Rich said...

I'm sure you've seen this before John, but I had to be certain.

Don't F' with the Hodgeman.
http://www.pcweenies.org/archives.php?toon=987

Pete said...

During my undergraduate years, I was a cook at a restaurant that offered fried pickles. You'd take dill pickle chips, toss them in flour, and fry the fuck out of them for a couple minutes. They were delicious.

It warrents mentioning that, during my tenure as a short-order cook, we tried frying everything on the menu. Lettuce does not fry well. It disintegrates.

Liza said...

I have tried with no success to find an online archive of JH goodness from Men's Journal. I hope at some point they have the good sense to compile a "We knew him when..." compendium which could then be used as an appendix to the giant omnibus edition of Complete World Knowledge.

I love your food articles, being a person who eats and all.
^_^ Liza

Heather said...

I know there is a good possibility that you will not see this comment, as this is a very old entry... I have been looking for a Men's Journal archive because I am very interested in your article about Alton Brown. I adore you and I adore him... It must be the most wonderful article ever.