Snacks

Snacks

Fry-day: Bacon Wrapped Sausages

Bacon Wrapped Sausages with a Ranch Dipping Sauce

For my birthday my sister got me a meat CSA from Stillman’s farm.  I actually had no idea such a thing existed! This week’s haul came with some Chicken Italian sausages.  I hadn’t broken out the fryer recently so I had an idea for the sausage, why not wrap it in bacon and deep fry it as part of my ... Read More »

5-layer Keto Dip

5-layer Keto Dip on Pita Chip

Now that it’s officially spring, the outdoor barbeque / picnic / get together season begins. But what do you do if you’re on keto? Chips are out and all of those sides everyone loves seem to stuffed with carbs. Well, you make your own keto version! Today I’ll be making a keto spin on the classic, 7-layer bean dip. Of ... Read More »

Fry-day: Broccoli

Fried Broccoli with Dipping Sauce

If you haven’t already figured it out, I’m kind of obsessed with my Deep Fryer. I’ve already fried all of the normal things like wings, chicken nuggets, and shrimp.  Now in order to feed the itch I’ve got to get creative.  This fry-day I’ll show how to deep fry Broccoli! I couldn’t believe how well this worked out.  Each sprout ... Read More »

Fry-day: Deep Fried Jalapeno Poppers

Fried Jalapeno Poppers

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Deep fried foods, Jalapeno Poppers! On the very first fry-day I made these wonderful little morsels but I never had time to write an article on them. This is a remake of my classic Jalapeno Poppers but significantly less prep and work. ... Read More »

Lizzie’s Cheese Dip and Crackers

Lizzie's Cheese Dip with Crackers

It’s always hard to find foods that are both keto friendly and appealing to friends who don’t eat low carb.  For my recent holiday party, I wanted to make a cheese dip and some crackers as a starting course as people arrived.  I dug deep into my e-mail archives and found a recipe of my wife’s family called Lizzie’s cheese ... Read More »

Fry-day: Fried Zucchini

Fried Zucchini

Well folks, its that time of the week again, Fry-day! So break out your deep fryer, warm up some lard, and let’s get frying! Today I’m going to try and replicate one of the SAD diet favorites, chips!  I’m going to show you several ways to slice and dice Zucchinis to try and make fried chips.Here was the result! The ... Read More »

Fry-day: Cheesy Sausage Balls

Fried Cheesy Sausage Balls

Sometimes, simple is best. This Fry-day, I’m taking some pre-made cheesy sausage balls and throwing them in the deep fryer. That’s it. I like this one cause you can premake and freeze a bunch of sausage balls and just fry a few at a time for a meal. Here’s the finished balls.  The crust is much crisper than when I ... Read More »

Fry-day: Frying Cheese

Fried Cheese

Welcome to this week’s edition of Fry-day!  Today I’m going to break out the fryer and fry some cheese!  If you’re not familiar, there is a cheese Queso de Freir that is specifically for grilling or frying. Its a spongy cheese that kind of reminds me of mozzarella. Here’s the finished product.  It turned out amazing! It tasted and felt ... Read More »

Fry-day: How to make Crispy Wings!

Crispy Fried Wing

I’ve made tons of wings before but they’ve never truly been as crispy as I’d like.  Sure, most times they exceed the quality of restaurants but some places serve absolutely, crazy crispy wings.  So, I decided to try and replicate it.  My first foray into wings was baking them.  They turn out great, but not crispy.  Next, I tried frying ... Read More »

Fry-day: Keto Chicken Nuggets

Keto Chicken Nuggets

Guess what day it is?  It’s Fry-day!  That’s right, in an effort to post more often, I’m going to introduce a weekly column called “Fry-day”, where I post a new recipe every Friday! In case you missed it, I just picked up a DeLonghi Deep Fryer and I’ve been frying up a storm ever since I got the thing. In ... Read More »