Wednesday, October 24, 2012

National Greasy Food Day


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By Chef Diane

I can’t think of a better snack than some hot crinkle cut French fries and a big glob of ketchup.  Of course I can't eat that every day - maybe once a month.  But today, I can go ahead and get some, because it’s National Greasy Food Day.

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Here in the south we are famous for our fried foods.  Fried chicken is nearly a must for Sunday dinner, and buttered biscuits with gravy are also a staple.  Then there is Chicken Fried Steak, Fried Catfish with hush-puppies, and fried okra.  In fact, we just held our state fair, and one of the most popular exhibits is to see what new fried dish the chefs have concocted. 

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Our bodies crave certain foods at different times, sometimes you want something sweet, sometimes its sour, others it’s baked, then sometimes fried.  While researching for this article I found a list of 25 ultimate greasy foods.  They include:

  • Fried chicken
  • Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut
  • Chicken wings
  • Bacon
  • Ribs
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Fried pickles
  • Fried green tomatoes
  • Even fried Kool-Aid

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Today is National Greasy Food Day, so go ahead and grab something greasy for supper or lunch today, without the added guilt.  I read on punchbowl.com that fried chicken is the most ordered sit down dinner when eating out.  So visit the colonel, and grab a bucket of chicken and enjoy a little grease today.
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