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October 22, 2009

The greatest Top 10 idea ever?

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I should never complain about having to do Top 10 lists, because they have almost single-handedly made Dining@Large the viewing success it is today.

But as far reaching as some of the subjects have been (bacon spinoffs: still waiting in the wings), I have never stooped so low, or  maybe reached so high, as the Top 10 list that appeared on the Dallas Observer food blog:

Top 10 Foods to Fry for Next Year's State Fair

Brilliant. ...

Let me suggest you not click on the link if you haven't had breakfast yet.

We've talked about fried Oreos in an earlier post, and deep-fried butter. But they don't come close to some of reporter Dave Faries' ideas.

Why did he make the list? "Because even with garlic sauce on one side and grape topping on the other, this fried butter love affair can only last so long."

Also, I really like it that one of the tags for the entry is "Really Dumb Ideas," along with "Fried Foods" and "State Fair." If you click on the tag, there are only two entries in that category on the whole blog. Heck, I have that many really dumb ideas in a day on my blog.

Thanks to Rusty for finding this list for me.

(Food judge Gary Huddleston takes a bite of Deep Fried Butter during judging for the best new food at the Big Tex Choice Awards at the 2009 State Fair of Texas in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 7, 2009. The dish earned the most creative award in the contest. AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 6:15 AM | | Comments (14)
        

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gak. Thank you for not subjecting us to this torture. I read "chewing gum" and stopped!

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit!

D@L is a bit more dernier cri than them Texican hicks. We need a top ten list of foods to duck fry next year.
I submit duck fat fried pheasant tenders. Roll 'em in powdered pork rinds for the State Fair crowd.

How about 'Top 10 foods you would happily eat out of the trash'? Sort of an homage to George Costanza ...

Dave. One word: Brilliant.
Mine's a really short list: Fast food. Cuz, you know, what harm can a few hours in a dumpster do to it?

my wife makes me walk around street fairs, festivals and fairgrounds for hours looking for pretzel dogs.

Man, long-time lurker, first post to the blog, and it's a complaint. I'll try to make sure I have my share of more positive comments in the future.

But there's something about that picture that makes me feel physically ill. I think it's that the gentleman above is biting into a giant gooey blob of... something, and to me it looks like a number of really unappetizing things.

Man, long-time lurker, first post to the blog, and it's a complaint. I'll try to make sure I have my share of more positive comments in the future.

But there's something about that picture that makes me feel physically ill. I think it's that the gentleman above is biting into a giant gooey blob of... something, and to me it looks like a number of really unappetizing things.

Certainly hope that deep fried chewing gum isn't that ole ABC (Alreay Been Chewed) Brand!!!

kam, I think it's a deep-fried eye.

Ugh, Kam, I thought the same thing! I think it may be the deep fried butter.

Ugh, that picture looks like a screen cap from some Sci-Fi movie of the week.

I look forward to a Wing related Top 10 since it's one of the few resturant types I really miss from my days in Harrisburg. Man, there was this one place you could get it Chicago style which was like 20 or so wings in a huge bowl on a bed of french fries with the whole thing covered in sauce (for me typically BBQ). So I guess I'm saying I need a Top 10 Wings Rsturants not a Top 10 Buffalo Wings places.

Oh, and there was this great burrito place (Neeto Burrito) which was like a Chipotle but so much more (BBQ Beans, Buffalo meat, different flavored tortillas). Man, I love Baltimore, but I miss those Harrisburg Resturants.

Apologies for the double-post; it told me the connection timed out on the first attempt.

Okay that pic is seriously one of the grossest things I've seen in a long while. Why did you have to do that to us, EL? I feel really ill....

jl, you made me lol

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.
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