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  •  didn't realize until I lived down south... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...that things like "deep-fried Snickers" and "deep-fried Oreos" really existed.

    Once a week, the galley served nothing but fried food extravaganzas where everything on offer was a different shade of glistening golden brown.

    •  Was there a cardiologist on standby? (0+ / 0-)

      That sounds way too scary.

      Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. Booker T. Washington

      by conlakappa on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 10:08:14 AM PDT

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    •  first I heard of deep-fried candy bars was in (1+ / 0-)
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      Scotland more than 10 years ago.  Fad was to deep-fry Mars bars.  Kids looked plenty fat, too...

      If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth

      by CParis on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 10:22:54 AM PDT

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    •  Then again, tempura (deep-fried) vegetables (0+ / 0-)

      are a part of Japanese cuisine -- though they use healthier oils and batters for the most part. (And I love the fried green beans appetizer at TGI Friday's -- have that and a bowl of clam chowder and I'm good to go.)

      Don't let the facts hit your narrative in the butt on the way out -- Rachel Maddow

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 10:38:17 AM PDT

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      •  At to the fat and grease aspect (0+ / 0-)

        of fried food. It's due to the oil yes but also the oil not being hot enough.
        In some way lard being taboo is also an issue. Lard has less cholesterol than butter.

        I don't think the critics could understand what we were doing. Jimmy Page

        by nellgwen on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 02:10:15 PM PDT

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