Last night, I co-hosted the First Annual FryFest with my friend and fellow foodie, Danny of Eat with Dan. While not the picture of healthy eating, it was way fun evening filled with only foods that were fried.
The guests were treated to an egg roll wrapping demo by Dan and his beautiful bride, Melissa. The pair hand-rolled 50 egg rolls then fried them to perfection. They were by far the best egg rolls I’ve ever had and that was the consensus with the rest of the guests. What a treat!
The piece de resistance of the evening was a deep-fried turkey. The 14-pound bird was brined, coated with my Tangy Dry Spice Rub. My guy built a pulley contraption to help lower and raise the turkey into the pot of hot oil safely. While I was concerned about things going badly with the whole turkey deep-frying, all went well because of good, smart planning.
Other items that graced our menu were onion rings in maple-flavored batter, fried Mozzarella, fried raviolis, corn dogs and duck fat fries. Dessert was fried ice cream and Zeppole – Italian fried dough.
I’ll share the recipes in upcoming posts so you can recreate them at your home.
The weather was fabulous, the guests were fun, the wine was rosé and the food was decadent and tasty. A fine combination for a great summer evening.