Foods You Didn't Know You Could Fry
Here’s a harsh truth: Ain’t no amount of expertly-massaged kale gonna be tastier than a French fry. Fries are sinfully scrumptious because they’re just that—sinful. Also, deep-fried in oil. What’s better than that?
Well, don’t tell your nutritionist, but you can fry kale—and a host of other “healthy” foods, too. Here are some of our faves:
You can go the Guy Fieri route and deep-fry shreds of the stuff—Pete Wells be damned, it sounds amazing—or pan-fry a mound of it with a heck of a lot of garlic. Only sticking a pinkie toe into the deep-fried waters? Dig into a kale stir fry loaded with garlic, tofu, and julienned red peppers.
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Expertly done, a fried slice of avocado is creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Dunked in some lime-sriracha mayo, it is positively divine.
Say goodbye to sad stalks of steamed broccoli and hello to the golden, tempura-crusted broccoli at No. 7 in Brooklyn. “Once fried, the top portion of each floret becomes soft and doughy on the inside, like a moist, savory doughnut,” cooed Slate’s L.V. Anderson. “While the florets become meltingly tender, the stalks just steam through, retaining some of their crunch.” We can get down with that.
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