Writing Prompts: Deep-Fried Everything

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Lately, Tik Tok has been offering me food-related videos. Some of these are stir-fries, some revolve around steak, and still others involve deep-frying various foodstuffs.

I won’t lie, some of these creations look absolutely beautiful to me. Layer after layer of cheese and ham, stacked high, then sandwiched in bread, and then deep-fried, produces a gorgeous – if cholesterol-ridden – article of glory. A similar practice was also shown involving chocolate and marshmallows, and I can’t help but wonder if there is no end to what can be deep-fried.

First done in Scotland, there is now a popular practice of deep-frying Mars Bars. This is obviously horrifically unhealthy, and I can’t say I’ve been tempted to try a deep-fried Mars Bar (or any other form of deep-fried chocolate), but then again, I’ve never been in a position to try one. Might I feel differently if I could? Or am I better off with the more ‘traditional’ fried chicken? I mean, it’s healthier…. marginally!

Still, the huge fried cheese and ham monstrosity is something I’d love to get my hands – and teeth – around. Other stuff – like deep-fried pizzas (yes, it’s a thing) is less appealing. I like pizza, but I can’t help but feel it would be too unwieldy in fried form. Wikipedia has a long list of deep-fried foods, and perhaps one day, I’ll try to make some of them. Perhaps.

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