Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The One Thing I Might Go To Indiana For

August 21, 2007
Indianapolis Journal
Yes, Deep-Fried Oreos, but Not in Trans Fats
By MONICA DAVEY
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 17 — The deep-fried Combo Plate may be a little more healthful this year at the Great Indiana State Fair. So say the fair’s leaders, who, taking a step rarely seen in the realm of corn dogs and fried pickles, have banned oils with trans fats from all the fryers that line the grounds here.

I love the irony of someone being worried about the transfats in a deep-fried oreo. I completely understand those people cited in the article saying:

Along the steamy thoroughfare here, where only sensitive palates can distinguish among the various cuts of potato (curly fries, ribbon fries and the old standby, French), fairgoers seemed pleased with the switch. The food tasted the same, they said happily. And if this meant they could indulge without guilt or have one more helping, so much the better.

Which is why I'll be having an Atkins shake for breakfast.

13 comments:

BillT said...

BTW -- 29,985.

Tell SB to quit playing with the bathtub toys and get his laptop in gear...

BostonMaggie said...

SB is in the field wearing 30 lbs of body armor training his sailors for their upcoming deployment....he has no time for my nonsense.

BillT said...

So, he's just wearing the kevlar -- no ballistic inserts and no battle-rattle?

Oh. "Training sailors."

Silly me...

Barb said...

First - Congrats on hitting 30K, Maggie! (I was visitor #30,008, by the way)

I love this post ... because I have to admit to knowing what a deep-fried twinkie tastes like! Too dang funny that they make such a hullaballoo about the lack of trans-fats ... how loopy!

SK said...

You just had to post this. Kinda makes me proud to be from Indiana :)

Congrats on the 30K!!

BostonMaggie said...

Darling Chief - Don't be jealous. Not everyone can be a fabulous SWO! I still love you.

Barb - Another bad thing I have to try some day!

SK - There you go, a claim to fame. You are a proud daughter of Indiana....home of the deep-fried battered Oreo!

AFSister said...

Deep-fried Twinkies are FABULOUS! Batter-dipped, on a stick, deep-fried, sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with raspberry sauce... ohhhhhYUMMMMMMM
I've only had them once- it was all my arteries could take, but it was *SO* worth the risk!

I spend a lot of time in Indiana these days, and heard the funniest commercial last week. It was for an optometrist. The name of his practice?.... "Hoosier Eye Doctor".
Say it out loud, and giggle.

SK said...

In Indiana, there is nothing that cannot be fried! lol

BillT said...

I got fried in Chicago back in '86. That was probably as close as I'd like to get to Indiana until you folks give up on frying pickles.

And I *did* get pickled in Akron, once. Does that count?

SK said...

Hmmmm Reading BillT's comment carefully, we may visit similar establishments:)

BillT said...

Reading BillT's comment carefully, we may visit similar establishments:)

I pride myself on my ability to inspire others to action.

And sometimes I even get a little of it.

eah. As if...

BostonMaggie said...

You are flying antique helicopters in the 15th century and toying with the affections of Princess Crabby.............that doesn't count as getting any action?

billt said...

It might, if I had a life.