Things We Deep Fried This Evening

  • A duck.
  • A chicken. It’s also worth mentioning that my friends bought the chicken in Chinatown and slaughtered it themselves in the backyard. There was some debate over the best way of doing it, and in the end, the stringiness of the chicken was blamed on someone’s timid throat-slicing. But it was incredibly moist and fatty and delicious even so.
  • Zucchini.
  • Onion.
  • Eggplant.
  • Sweet potato. We were hoping this would crisp up like french fried potato, but it didn’t.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Apple.
  • Banana.
  • Pear. Much more delicious than one would ever suspect. The pear was my idea, so I’m feeling just a touch smug, and also clogged with greasy goodness of course.

Most things we batter-dipped in Bisquick, which worked reasonably well. It was hard to get an even coating, though, and the results were on the bland side of tasty. Kinda like the stuff they use to cover sweet’n’sour chicken chunks at your local chinese fast food emporium.

And now that the dorm owns a communal deep fryer, are there any more suggestions (apart from ice cream)? Batter recipes? Bueller?


  1. Frank wrote:

    A friend of mine is hiking in Scotland now, where she hopes to get a taste of the local delicacy called “deep fried mars bar”.
    Apparently Scots deep fry just about anything, including complete pizzas. They do use batter for it though.
    Does sound tempting, doesn’t it?

  2. yami wrote:

    Wow. Why didn’t we think of this yesterday? It seems so obvious…

  3. Tinka wrote:

    Haggis. Fried haggis is really good. I’m not BSing.

  4. Cabell wrote:

    Okra. This is so embarrassing. But deep-fried okra is muy tasty.

  5. taylor wrote:

    Depp fried mars bars or snickers bars are absoultely delicious. everyone should try one. make them at home, it is so simple.

  6. Stephanie from Canada! wrote:

    We had our first deep fried Mars bar at a little hole in the wall in Vancouver called Belgium Fries. We were a little unsure, but after one bite….HOOKED! Gonna try to make them ourselves for New Years Eve with the kids.

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