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Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Years Eve... 2008 Until Midnight!




We have a loose tradition of fixing a rather special meal for my son(sons) and either a friend or their girlfriend... My son , who lives about 4 miles from my house was here for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, The 29th and 30th(power outage at his place!) and was back for more food New Years Eve! He had given me a nifty deep fryer for Christmas, and we decided to have a deep fried meal NYE... We had Mushrooms, chicken wings, shrimp, mozzarella sticks, pickles- all deep fried! White chocolate cheesecake was the dessert... First try at using a new device is usually a mixed bag of success and disaster- and this was no exception! Shrimp and mushrooms were best, chicken and pickles- need work. Cheese sticks were just flat out pooched! Sauces were good, but learned a few tricks about deep frying! Freeze cheese sticks, then batter and fry! Don't overload the fryer basket! Make sure your health care is current!
We then drove 30 miles to play cards with friends... came home with $100 I didn't bring with me! This morning my stomach felt like I tried to eat dinner at Jiffy Lube.. Happy New Year, and try to eat healthier- I'm gonna!

34 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

So are you pretty happy with that brand of fryer? Also, how long can you leave the oil in it?

Raisin Girl said...

Anything tastes good fried! Those, I'm sure there are little frying "secrets" to make everything fried taste it's best.
My MIL uses her fryer once a year. Usually she pulls it out for my SIL's birthday and she makes several varieties of kraut-balls with several varieties of dipping sauces.Yum!

Take a tums, and eat fruit and veggies today!

buffalodick said...

Doc- I got a Hamilton Beach- Presto makes a two basket, with an oil filter and drain- that's the one you want!
Raisin- Tried too much, too soon... but I always learn, and never goof on the same stuff twice... I find new stuff to goof up!

Chef E said...

Buff- I am going to email you a trick to the wings/chicken...I did that in a restaurant in St Louis, it was all anyone ordered after the regular kitchen closed...if you do not mind? But it all sounds good...remember I am from the 'Fried' Capital States...they do not even know what chicken fried steak is here...

Tanya Kristine said...

Mmm...deep fried ANYTHING is delish.

Happy New YEAR BD!!!!

buffalodick said...

Chef- You can always tell when I'm learning something... I listen more than I talk! I'm listening, master...
Tanya- Hoping you a had a crazy new Years Eve! I expect no less!

doggybloggy said...

you gotta work up to it, I eat fried but I have been at it a while...mix it up with veggies and citrus, it cuts through all that grease....

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all 4 buffalos....

Just telling it like it is said...

Okay for a moment I thought you deep fried the cheese cake...but I love fried pickles I'm just a country girl...

Jeanne said...

I saw an infomercial back before Christmas for a George Foreman deep-fryer that somehow spins away all the grease from the food after it's cooked.

Which sounded like a good idea (lots of bum tickers in my family, so I'm leery of cholesterol), but a hot grease centrifuge sounded REALLY scary.

Mona said...

may you have a peaceful & prosperous new year.

Jen said...

I love all things deep fried. You're meal sounds delicious!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I think if you freeze the pickles they will come out better too. BTW, love fried pickles.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Oh, maybe you could add something like funnel cakes to your list of fried foods. Top it with one of your fruity sauces and some powdered sugar. Yum!!!

Mona said...

Dear Buf

I hope You & mrs. Buf are feeling better now.

Photonuts said...

Funnel cakes sounds like a great idea...the Texas State Fair is always a good place to eat those...

I love the name of your blog...too funny, but true! I am Chef E's sister in Texas!

Vodka Mom said...

You can cook AND you're lucky?? Damn, you are Two for Two, dude!!

Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for being such a great bloggy friend!

buffalodick said...

DogB- Good advice! Will return phone call today!(Didn't know I missed a call!)
DarnGirl- I liked the pickles too, but have to practice!
Jeanne- I just overloaded the basket a couple of times!
Mona- Thanks! To your family, I wish the same!
Jen- When we strained and drained the oil- well I hope a lot of it was spilled, and not consumed!
B. E. G.- I'll have to study funnel cakes- never had one!
Mona- We are, thank-you! Glad food intake and choices are going back to "normal"!...
PhotoNuts- Welcome! Any friend or relative of ChefE is a friend of mine!

buffalodick said...

VodkaM- Have a great 2009! You have a lot of fun with those kids, but I know they're ready for the next school year- thanks to you!

Akelamalu said...

You didn't fry the cheesecake then? LOL

TavoLini said...

oh yum!!! I think I could eat anything deep fried, but I LOOOOOOVE deep fried mushrooms and deep fried jalapeƱos! Sounds like a good new year, despite the power outage!

MarmiteToasty said...

The last photo looks like something my cat just furballed up LOL

Except for fish and chips from the village chippy and the very VERY maybe once a year KFC I do not think Ive eaten deep fried food.... not for any health reasons, just never had it....

x

MarmiteToasty said...

I hear Tefal has bought out a fryer thing thats healthy etc..... so it cant be much good for ya LOL

x

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks for answering. Also, I just gave you a shout out on my blog.

Jeanne said...

Buf --

There's a blogging award, called A Hoy,that was started at Christmas. I was fortunate enough to receive one, and was instructed to pass it on to 5 blogs that I really like and yours was one of the 5 I chose.

Please accept it with my best wishes and pay it forward.

Thanks,
Jeanne

Rules for Making an Award
1. Pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award based upon any criteria - for example, the quality of the commentary, wit, humour, artwork, overall design, value to you of the information being provided, and so on.
2. The awarding blogger should choose at least two blogs not on his or her own blogroll, the purpose being to encourage variety of reading matter, and to have the person making the award think about what they like to see and read.
3. Your five choices must be published in a dedicated post on your own blog. This post must contain the name of the author (which may be their logon name), and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. This post should contain brief details of what attracted you to the blog. Details may also be posted in the comments section of "What is a Hoy?"
4. In the same dedicated post, each winner has to show the award and acknowledge the blog that has given him or her the award.
5. Both those awarding and receiving A Hoy must show the link to A Hoy blog, so that everyone will know the origin of this award.
6. When publishing details of the blogs to which you have made your awards, these rules must be published for recipients to follow.

buffalodick said...

Ake- No, but don't ever think I won't try some day!
Tavolini- I just want normalcy to reign for ONE FRIGGIN' DAY!
Marmy- You haven't read my comments to you, have you? I would have expected more!
Doc- I'll check it out in a moment!
Dear Jeanne- I never accept, or award/pass these things along...(must have 15+ by now!) I don't have many rules, but I think all blogs are equal, and love all who comment or try.. Thanks anyway! If this seems hurtful, please think about a person who never gets one..I have boxes of trophys- let's give awards to the folks who don't!

Roger said...

Deep fry it Man!

Lend me your ear I have a award for you (Click Here)

G-Man said...

Can I call you Fry-Daddy now?

Chef E said...

Buff- I came over to say congrats I heard you got picked too, but I understand...when you are new at this and having to struggle with re-inventing yourself in the later years, an award cannot hurt...

buffalodick said...

Rog- I won't do it everyday, that's for sure!
G-man- It's a production, but kind of tasty...
Chef- There is stuff I participate in, and stuff I don't. I believe everyone should have their blog any way they want! No hard feelings!

MarmiteToasty said...

I have so read comments.... gawds sake lol

x

Beth said...

yum...mushrooms! and just about anything else you can think of fried. just think...all that grease helps things move along a bit!

XOXOX

Chef E said...

Buff- you are a 'hoot' as we say in Texas...bet if you would try one of them scientific expero-mints and left this as the last blog...the would just keep coming here and talking to ya!

buffalodick said...

Marmy- I'm on one of those missions- Commander Cody- "Lost In The Ozone Again! Try Youtube.. I'll show you English aren't the only inbreds!
Beth- forget the purge stuff, just eat a lot of deep-fried!
Chef- I am not by normal standards a sane man... My only lifeline to other humans is humor! Finding folks who actually make sense to me took an Internet...

Anndi said...

Fried pickles... mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Happy New Year, my friend!