Deep-frying OC dudes have raised the cholesterol stakes. The Los Angeles Times reports on the $4.95 chicken-Krispy Kreme sandwich at the Orange County Fair: chicken breast and Swiss cheese inside two slices of a glazed doughnut, served with honey.
"It's a lot like eating sweet chicken," one dude said.
"It's why I come to the fair," another dude said.
Deep frying went over the deep end last year when one OC hombre deep fried an avocado, stuffed with carne asada and cheese. After I stopped thinking about that concoction, I started to wonder what's going to be deep fried at the Western Washington Fair Sept. 8-24 in Puyallup.
Which raises today's simmering question:
What do you want to see deep fried at The Fair?
Remember, the bar's raised. Deep-fried Snickers, Oreos and Twinkies hit their culinary-cultural half-lives buckets of grease back. Deep-fried sushi? Deep-fried foie gras? Deep-fried Mentos?
I vote for deep-fried pho, but only for the MacGyvery challenge.