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June 20, 2012 1:08 PM
Last year the Iowa State Fair had deep fried butter! Coated it and fried it till all the buttery goodness melts :)
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June 20, 2012 1:09 PM
We are indeed a nation of fatties.
If you deep fried raccoon butts on a stick, Americans would eat them with salsa.
June 20, 2012 1:09 PM
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The obesity problem is not because of novelty food that's eaten once a year at a fair.

Thank you, Captain Obvious. I was talking about the deep frying - ANYTHING - part. Not the fact that a person can buy it at the fair once a year when it moves through town.

Are you saying we should never deep fry anything? There's nothing wrong with it in...wait for it...moderation. (I hate that word...)


If it can be baked instead of deep fried, my stomach and intestines thank me every time since I have IBS. Yes, there are some of us who prefer not to eat deep fried foods. Does that mean I *never* eat it? No. But, it's certainly not my preferred, go-to method of cooking.

I was at my husband's uncle's house last weekend and his cousin deep fried some french fries for dinner. Why not toss them on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven?
  20342731
June 20, 2012 1:09 PM
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We are indeed a nation of fatties.
If you deep fried raccoon butts on a stick, Americans would eat them with salsa.


So true! LOL
  20342731
June 20, 2012 1:10 PM
What? You don't want breaded deep fried butter? Why not?
June 20, 2012 1:10 PM
I find it funny that Americans think their cuisine can be disgusting.

America is considerably a "newer civilization" compared to other regions where culture have developed over thousands of years. While one can discuss about the native Americans, they are considered to have their own culture rather than the typical American.

American cuisine isn't just about deep frying everything, its about taking in other countries cuisines and making it suitable for our own environment. For example, biscuits that you see in the south are nothing like the original biscuits from Britain. The original biscuits were hard and tough, kinda like a cracker except it was mildly sweet rather than mildly salty.

Pizza same thing. Its very different from the pizza in Italy. In italy pizza is a way for people to use up the left over ingredients but here pizza is a complete different thing

So no! American food isn't disgusting. Americans are just trying to americanize other foods and sadly that means trying ot deep fry most of these things. Some work out well, others don't
  17121359
June 20, 2012 1:10 PM
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Last year the Iowa State Fair had deep fried butter! Coated it and fried it till all the buttery goodness melts :)


So, all your left with is fried buttery batter? It sounds disgusting and I love butter. lol
  20342731
June 20, 2012 1:11 PM
It's about shock factor and drawing customers in with something new and wild. Fried bubblegum, fried candy, fried shoes -
June 20, 2012 1:12 PM
Gross? yes. would I eat it...yeah.
  16628099
June 20, 2012 1:12 PM
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we actually eat 1/6th more than those in other countries also. when I went to Russia they ate way less on their portions.


Even the portions in Canada are much smaller for fast food and even just in general. Plus most of our food has less calories in it, if you look at the labels, I can eat an extra 1/4 cup of special K in Canada but if I bought it in USA it would have more calories.


Now how does that work? How do you get special K cereal in Canada with less calories?
June 20, 2012 1:12 PM
So what if its offered year round? Alcohol is offered year round but that's not an excuse to be an alcoholic because its there. That's honestly stupid. The problem is that we have no self control and eat it. No one is forcing you to eat a deep fried whatever it is a choice!
  5896006
June 20, 2012 1:13 PM
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I find it funny that Americans think their cuisine can be disgusting.

America is considerably a "newer civilization" compared to other regions where culture have developed over thousands of years. While one can discuss about the native Americans, they are considered to have their own culture rather than the typical American.

American cuisine isn't just about deep frying everything, its about taking in other countries cuisines and making it suitable for our own environment. For example, biscuits that you see in the south are nothing like the original biscuits from Britain. The original biscuits were hard and tough, kinda like a cracker except it was mildly sweet rather than mildly salty.

Pizza same thing. Its very different from the pizza in Italy. In italy pizza is a way for people to use up the left over ingredients but here pizza is a complete different thing

So no! American food isn't disgusting. Americans are just trying to americanize other foods and sadly that means trying ot deep fry most of these things. Some work out well, others don't


Does it count that I would still think it was disgusting if it was another country that was doing it? My point of reference for Americans and obesity is mostly just b/c I'm American. I would still think it was disgusting even if it was from another culture.

That said, American cuisine is a blend of other cultures that has been modified. Except maybe for hot dogs and apple pie.

Mmmm... pie! lol
  20342731
June 20, 2012 1:13 PM
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The obesity problem is not because of novelty food that's eaten once a year at a fair.

Thank you, Captain Obvious. I was talking about the deep frying - ANYTHING - part. Not the fact that a person can buy it at the fair once a year when it moves through town.

Are you saying we should never deep fry anything? There's nothing wrong with it in...wait for it...moderation. (I hate that word...)


If it can be baked instead of deep fried, my stomach and intestines thank me every time since I have IBS. Yes, there are some of us who prefer not to eat deep fried foods. Does that mean I *never* eat it? No. But, it's certainly not my preferred, go-to method of cooking.

I was at my husband's uncle's house last weekend and his cousin deep fried some french fries for dinner. Why not toss them on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven?


My MIL deep fries everything! It's insane. But my husband and SIL have never had weight problems.. I rarely ate fried foods growing up.. I'm the one with the weight problem.. does NOT seem fair!
  22520413
June 20, 2012 1:14 PM
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The obesity problem is not because of novelty food that's eaten once a year at a fair.


Thank you, Captain Obvious. I was talking about the deep frying - ANYTHING - part. Not the fact that a person can buy it at the fair once a year when it moves through town.


Really? I love eating the things at the fair...deep fried snickers, twinkies, oreos, reeses. I've even done them at home.

Does that mean that I'm obese because of that?

Or do you think I'm obese because I had dessert after every single meal. Soda with every single meal. And sugary coffee drinks every morning? Could it be because every night after dinner I'd sit on the couch and snack on candy? Could it be that I spent 90% of my free time on the couch?

Nope...it must be the 2-3 times per year that I eat foods that aren't normally deep fried.
June 20, 2012 1:14 PM
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So what if its offered year round? Alcohol is offered year round but that's not an excuse to be an alcoholic because its there. That's honestly stupid. The problem is that we have no self control and eat it. No one is forcing you to eat a deep fried whatever it is a choice!


Of course it's a choice. I never said it wasn't.

Now, some deep fried alcohol...that I could wrap my brain around! tongue
  20342731
June 20, 2012 1:15 PM
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IT'S AT A FAIR!

Gah.

Go eat some fried salad.


lmao! Self control people... and why are we worried about everyone else anyway???
  1012128
June 20, 2012 1:16 PM
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Even the portions in Canada are much smaller for fast food and even just in general.


there was triple and quadruple big macs at a few mcdonalds i went to in montréal, so jealous. why can't i get that in the states?!


Yeah I was suprised that you guys don't have those, the double big mac has it's own number on the menu here lol
June 20, 2012 1:16 PM
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It's about shock factor and drawing customers in with something new and wild. Fried bubblegum, fried candy, fried shoes -


Shock factor, trendy factor... whatever the reason or draw, it still sounds disgusting and only serves to make a fat nation fatter. Yes, I get that it's a choice and all about self-control.
  20342731
June 20, 2012 1:17 PM
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I don't wonder, and agree the poster about food novelty not being the issue....nor a "travesty". The travesty is the total lack of self control, and overbearing feeling of entitlement that we have in the US.


I am well aware that lack of self control is the travesty.

I was simply shaing my opinion that it's a shame people deep fry food that's already perfectly good to begin with. I mean, what was wrong with the pizza the way it was?
  2575037
June 20, 2012 1:18 PM
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Clearly that would be less disgusting if they used Froot Loops instead of Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. laugh


Shredded Wheat.
  6629621
June 20, 2012 1:18 PM
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The obesity problem is not because of novelty food that's eaten once a year at a fair.


Thank you, Captain Obvious. I was talking about the deep frying - ANYTHING - part. Not the fact that a person can buy it at the fair once a year when it moves through town.


Really? I love eating the things at the fair...deep fried snickers, twinkies, oreos, reeses. I've even done them at home.

Does that mean that I'm obese because of that?

Or do you think I'm obese because I had dessert after every single meal. Soda with every single meal. And sugary coffee drinks every morning? Could it be because every night after dinner I'd sit on the couch and snack on candy? Could it be that I spent 90% of my free time on the couch?

Nope...it must be the 2-3 times per year that I eat foods that aren't normally deep fried.


All of the above? You mentioned that you've deep fried that stuff at home. So, I'm guessing you ate it mre than 2-3 times a year?

I'm pretty sure I didn't say it was *THE* reason for obesity. But, it's obviously a contributing factor. Deep fried food doesn't just exist at the fair. Fast food chains everywhere would shut down if people stopped eating fried foods.
  20342731
June 20, 2012 1:20 PM
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My MIL deep fries everything! It's insane. But my husband and SIL have never had weight problems.. I rarely ate fried foods growing up.. I'm the one with the weight problem.. does NOT seem fair!


My husband would love for us to invest in a fry daddy or whatever the deep friers are called. It's never gonna happen! lol And, he's naturally thin and eats whatever he wants. Me? I have to be very careful about what I eat and how much I eat, especially now that I'm dealing with thyroid problems. Hateful! lol
  20342731
June 20, 2012 1:22 PM
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Mmmm... pie! lol


lol....pie rocks.
  6629621
June 20, 2012 1:22 PM
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Most people that will eat that stuff don't eat it just once a year at the fair.



How do you know? Have you done studies?

Look - I've never had a deep fried candy bar or any other fair novelty... I became obese because I drank too much, ate too large of portions, and sat on my ass too much. It had nothing to do with what McDonald's was selling, either... the majority of my weight was gained eating wholesome, natural foods that I mostly grew myself. It was the excess of calories in my salad with grilled chicken, and my enormous turkey sandwiches, and the fabulous cheesecake I make from scratch, and all of those frittatas I made for breakfast, and the roast with red potatoes and carrots.... I could go on .... these foods, in excess of my caloric needs are the ones that made me fat. Not fried Fruit Loops.
June 20, 2012 1:23 PM
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit... but don't worry, I didn't re-eat it. How do I add that to calories lost?
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