Tuesday, November 20, 2007

You Ate What? Part Deux

I have lived in Texas for 42 of my 45 years. I will admit that I have eaten my fair share of battered, deep fried delectables. My mom deep fried just about every vegetable known to man. Okra? Check. Squash? Check. Potatoes, eggplant, onions, peppers, you name it, she fried it. There was a deep fryer on the kitchen counter that was used if not daily, multiple times a week.

And let us not forget that Texas staple, the sine qua non of Texas cuisine, the chicken fried steak. Ahh yes, a tenderized piece of beef, pounded thin, battered, deep fried and smothered with a creamy gravy.

That all came to a screaming halt in 1978, when my father at the age of 42 had a heart attack. Needless to say, Brave sir Robin does not eat that way these days, and I haven't since that time. Perhaps once every two or three years I will have a chicken fried steak in a restaurant. I have even been known to enjoy a bit of fried okra now and again, in moderation.

What does that have to do with anything?

Glad you asked.

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING in my culinary life has prepared me for the video below. You can almost hear their arteries exploding. Oh, and notice that THEY SMOKE as well. How are these people still alive?



18 comments:

GourmetGoddess said...

I so need to introduce you to the chocolate covered potato chip.....

Brave Sir Robin said...

In moderation of course.

That doesn't sound too bad. But Jesus, Joseph and Mary on a pogo stick these people are battering and deep frying bacon!!!!

I'm sure it's yummy, but I wouldn't be able to enjoy it. I'd feel too guilty about eating it.

Jennifer said...

"Just needs more salt"

LOL!!

I'd totally try it. No guilt.

Brave Sir Robin said...

"Just needs more salt"

Yes!!! Can you believe!!!

I found that quite humorous.

Of course I'd try it, but I would feel too guilty to really enjoy it.

Christina said...

This is Texas, BSR. Same people who came up with deep fried coca-cola.* It was only a matter of time.

*I still can't get get over that. The Texas State Fair has had it for two years and it still causes my brain to skip like an old vinyl record, "Deep fried WHAT? Oh, yeah, that right."

Jennifer said...

No, I'd enjoy it (assuming it is, in fact, enjoyable). Not like you're gonna have it again the next day.

Diet needs to be balanced & good when you step back and look at what's gone on over the course of a week or two. A single overindulgence in anything on a one-time basis doesn't worry me a bit.

Of course, it's entirely possible that it would make you sick right then and there, but that's a whole 'nother issue.

Jennifer said...

Oh, and too? Chocolate covered potato chips?

Sign. Me. Up.

Brave Sir Robin said...

ok gg -

A bag to Texas and one to Costa Rica

Jennifer said...

Oh dear.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Brian said...

I've got a friend who just might drive to Snook to try that. I linked you for this piece, by the way.

Brave Sir Robin said...

Oh Dear???!!!!!

That's putting it MILDLY!!

How on earth did you find those?

You know we have to order a bag.

Brave Sir Robin said...

brian, link away!!!

I am sometimes in that area.....

Do y'all dare me?

Jennifer said...

How about, you order a bag and let me know how it goes.

I was looking for a pic so I could hint broadly for people to regale me with Teh Chipz.

somewaterytart said...

Oh my God that's fucking disgusting.

Brave Sir Robin said...

Hey Tart, i was hoping you'd chime in on deep fried bacon.

GourmetGoddess said...

I was in the equivalent of Texas with snow this last weekend and I ran the chicken fried bacon by them. Went over like hot cakes. If I can buy into a bar/restaurant up there and introduce it, I will be an f'ing millionaire toot sweet!

Brave Sir Robin said...

gg-

In your neck of the woods, ranch dressing instead of gravy might be the ticket.

GourmetGoddess said...

possibly, but BBQ (thick, sweet, and peppery) and hot sauce might also go over big time :)