Sunday, January 15, 2012


**I am going to use my deep fryer once a week and call that posting day "Fryday". It would be ideal if that day could always be on the real Friday but life gets in the way sometimes and things can't always be so coincidental and cute. Rest assured that whichever day Fryday falls on will be highly caloric and delicious.

We make decisions all day, everyday.

Wake up or hit the snooze? (snooze)

Regular or decaf? (duh.)

Should Gustav get 1% milk or cream? (cream)

Go for a run or lounge? (first run, then lounge)

These are basic, no-brainer questions I often face. There are other choices that warrant greater consideration.

Should I move there or stay here?

Should I get a car or a Vespa?

Hmm... this is a tough one.

Both are crispy, dip-able, and addictive.

So... what'll it be?

Both- with chipotle lime dipping sauce. The best decisions are made after careful deliberation.

Rosemary Fries
*serves 2
1 large potato, peeled and cut into spears (I cut mine like steak fries about 1/2" thick)
1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
oil for frying

1. Preheat oil to 365 degrees
2. Drop potato spears into hot oil and cook for 7-9 minutes
3. Remove from oil and allow to drain in basket (or on a paper towel in frying on the stove)
4. While hot, toss in pepper, salt and rosemary

Adobo BBQ Onion Rings

adapted from Joy the Baker
*serves 2
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced into about 1/2 inch rounds
2 c milk
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
2 tablespoons adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
2 c AP flour
2 teaspoons seasoning salt (with paprika added)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
oil for frying

1. Once peeled and cut, split onion slices into rings and set aside the larger outer rings. The inner, smaller bits can be saved for other use
2. In a large bowl, coat onion rings with bbq and adobo sauces, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
3. Pour lime juice over onions and toss to coat
4. Pour milk over onions and set aside for 10-15 minutes while you pre-heat your fryer oil to 360 degrees and combine the rest of the dry ingredients (flour, seasoning salt and remaining pepper) in a medium bowl
5. Toss rings individually in flour mixture (make sure they are well breaded)
6. Fry for 1-2 minutes per side, remove from oil and allow to rest on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil

Adobo Lime Dipping Sauce

1/2 c sour cream
2 tablespoons adobo sauce
1 teaspoon barbeque sauce
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon chipotle hot sauce (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Mix all ingredients together
2. Dip various fried treats in sauce

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