What the heck is a Fry Party? Well, basically it’s a social gathering (aka – party) where everyone brings something to batter and fry. We’re not talking fish and chicken, oh no. If you can imagine it, you can fry it. Cardiologist everywhere are planning their summer vacations.
We set up a “frying tent”, had the kids playing far, far away, pulled out the cornhole boards and heated up the fryers. Everyone brought things they wanted to try fried, we battered it up and dropped it in. There was a savory batter – 3 parts flour, 1 part corn meal, garlic powder and salt to taste (plus water, of course) and a sweet batter – pancake mix, vanilla to taste (plus water, of course). The meats and veggies were dipped in the savory batter and fruit and other dessert type items in the sweet batter.
Sweet Red Peppers
Kebobs of Pork, Apples, Peppers and Pineapple
Oreos (Original and Cake Batter)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
… and I’m sure I’m forgetting things
A few standouts were the Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches and the Pineapple. Wow – so good! I can’t even explain how delicious the warm, gooey peanut butter was. The Deep Fried Peach Cobbler was also pretty amazing, but I was so nauseatingly full by the time we got to the cobbler, I could only taste a bite. And while the fried deliciousness was amazing, the best part of the whole shebang was the time spent with friends chatting, prepping, cooking and just having a great time on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
While we won’t be frying again anytime soon, I imagine we’ll do this again. Probably with chicken and salad – and absolutely no deep fryers. At least until next year…