These crunchy, earthy pumpkin (squash) crisps can also be enjoyed on their own as a snack, as can the macadamias. They can each be made ahead of time, and stored in separate airtight containers in the pantry for up to a week. — Vicky Valsamis, author of The Vegetable: Recipes That Celebrate Nature
If you love Buffalo chicken wings but are looking for a way to make either a healthier or vegetarian version, it doesn't get better than this. You can either buy the Buffalo wing sauce or use the first part of this Buffalo sauce recipe.Serve with some blue cheese dressing — or a cucumber raita if you're feeling really healthy!
Oftentimes, the best fried food is when you get a nice, gooey surprise when you bite into it, like with these macaroni and cheese bites. This recipe uses a childhood favorite, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, as the filling, making it easy for you to get a quick fried fix. Click here to see 13 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Fry
Go to Google and search bacon. About 178,000,000 results, right? Now search sex. About 3,050,000,000 results (at least by last night's count). So there are some 17 times more results for sex than bacon. That's still a pretty good ratio considering the motivating factor of the human race. So it's no surprise bacon recipes do well, and no surprise bacon-wrapped recipes do well. That's one reason The Daily Meal's Cook editors assigned a week of Recipe SWAT Team to bacon-wrapped recipes (if only there could be a bacon-wrapped sex recipe, but this is a PG-rated site... shh!). When thinking about all the ridiculous, yet tasty and fun bacon-wrapped recipes we could create, one challenge came to mind amongst The Daily Meal's staff: Deep-Fried Bacon-Wrapped Fried Ice Cream. Just saying.
There are all kinds of ridiculous reasons to do try this recipe, but mostly you should try it: 1) because if you don't have one it's a great excuse to go buy a reasonably priced countertop deep-fryer, 2) you're wrapping something with bacon that shouldn't be wrapped with bacon and then fried, and 3) see one and two, but with the dessert factor thrown into the mix. Fair warning... for this recipe you need: (per that first reason) a deep-fryer, patience, and a healthy degree of self-restraint — cereal-crusted ice cream tastes really good even before it's deep-fried.
Two more things to think about before you get started. Many recipes cite a Mexican fried ice cream said to have originated at Chi Chi's. That recipe and many others call for vanilla ice cream and Kellogg's Corn Flakes. Truth is, there are worlds of other possibilities. Think of every ice cream flavor and cereal combination you can. We're talking strawberry ice cream and Fruit Loops and chocolate ice cream and Kellogg's Corn Pops. Everything goes. Many recipes also call for coconut flakes and or nuts. This one doesn't. It's a four-ingredient deep-fried bacon-wrapped fried ice cream. That's it... just four.
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A plate of hot, spicy, and crispy wings with a side of bleu cheese dressing pretty much steals the show of any football Sunday. But when you think about it, it’s really that combination of hot sauce and cheese dressing that makes it what they are, so why not substitute the chicken wings for some steaming hot fries, like in this recipe? Even your vegetarian friends will be happy fans.
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Jimmy Bradley, the chef-owner of The Red Cat and The Harrison in New York City, likes frying his Thanksgiving turkey because it comes out extra juicy, in about half the time. The only downside is that you don’t have pan drippings to make the gravy. He uses homemade chicken stock in advance, and then reduces it for an extra-meaty flavor.
This recipe comes from Executive Chef & former “Top Chef” competitor, Heather Terhune. Her weekend brunch menu at Chicago’s Sable Kitchen & Bar features “Pigs in a Blanket” with house-made sausage links rolled in pancakes on a stick and deep fried, served with house-made bourbon maple syrup for dipping
The Daily Meal is spending football season acquiring favorite game-day and tailgating recipes from chef supporters of Taste of the NFL. This week, George Duran — chef, comedian and host — shares his deep-fried chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. “Growing up, (and hell, even today!) the only thing better than my mom’s chocolate chip cookies was... the dough. Now there’s something better than that —thanks to my good friend the deep fryer,” says Duran. Eating cookie dough while watching football is great, but deep frying the cookie dough and having that while you watch football is even better.
This recipe comes from Executive Chef & former “Top Chef” competitor, Heather Terhune. Her weekend brunch menu at Chicago’s Sable Kitchen & Bar features “Pigs in a Blanket” with house-made sausage links rolled in pancakes on a stick and deep fried, served with house-made bourbon maple syrup for dipping.