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Do you still deep fry, and if so - what region are you from?

  1. ImKarn23 profile image78
    ImKarn23posted 6 years ago

    Do you still deep fry, and if so - what region are you from?

    Wondering if anyone still deep fries in this supposed age of diet and health awareness. Also wondering if the regions that do are also the regions most associated with obesity.

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

    I still have a deep fryer way in the back of my kitchen cabinets but have not used it in probably eight years now.

  3. debbie roberts profile image81
    debbie robertsposted 6 years ago

    No I don't deep fry as a general rule and I prefer not to fry at all as greasy food sits heavy in my stomach. We live in Greece.

  4. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    once or twice a year we will deep fry - usually zucchini squash in the summer in a beer batter as a treat.  As a general rule though we do not deep fry.  We are from the midwest US where waaaay too many people do like deep fried foods lol

  5. cloverleaffarm profile image78
    cloverleaffarmposted 6 years ago

    I don't deep fry anything. Haven't for years. We I do fry, it is in a tad of olive oil, just enough so things don't stick. We live in NH.
    I think your questioning the regional obesity problem is a valid one. While we eat healthy in our house, our neighbor is morbidly obese. I think it tends to be a chosen lifestyle. I am interested in following this question.

  6. marqjonz profile image60
    marqjonzposted 6 years ago

    Guilty as charged.  I suspect your hypothesis is correct.  I deep fry fish or potatoes four or five times a year.  I switched to oil from Crisco decades ago.  I've never cooked with lard except back in the eighties when I worked in a diner.  I live in the Deep South (Georgia) in a county with a 27% obesity rate.  At least I started roasting chicken.

  7. profile image0
    Emer420posted 6 years ago

    Yes I do still deep fry.  Some of the best tasting recipes come from deep frying.  I'm in North Eastern U.S., Vermont.

  8. Claudia Tello profile image77
    Claudia Telloposted 6 years ago

    I am from Mexico and I never deep fry, besides being unhealthy, I don’t like the smell of the oil stinking the whole surrounding.

  9. MojoDawg profile image61
    MojoDawgposted 6 years ago

    I live in Texas (is there anywhere else to live) ha..ha..I loved fried food but I actually only deep fry 3 to 4 times per year, that's when I have a fish fry for my family and some fried oysters occasionally, or a Fried turkey which absorbs virtually not oil. I have tested this and it's true.

  10. Michael J Rapp profile image59
    Michael J Rappposted 6 years ago

    I do sometimes, but not a lot. I'm from Pennsylvania. Mostly fish and chips or breakfast potatos, so obviously not regional foods!  I am discouraged from doing so by my wife for reasons of health and fire safety.

  11. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    Yes I do deep fry. What difference does it make where I come from?

  12. stclairjack profile image82
    stclairjackposted 6 years ago

    sure do,.... cause deep fried tastes good,..... i'm about 20 pounds heavier than experts think i should be,... i remember being skinnier than this,.... i dont care,...

    when i die i plan on being cremated,.... its on of my greatest wishes that my artieries might burn for an adtionl 4 hours after the rest of me is gone.

    i have never seen a head stone that read,... "sure glad i laid off the fried foods"

    i'm not morbidly fat,... i have a healty insurance policy against illness.

    so there! ha!

  13. moonfairy profile image80
    moonfairyposted 6 years ago

    We are healthy eaters as a rule but I can't go without deep fried chicken, so we have that maybe once a month.

  14. profile image0
    susanm23bposted 6 years ago

    Even though I grew up in the south, I don't deep fry and never have.  I don't consider it healthy and I don't like greasy food.

  15. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I've never deep-fried anything.   My mother didn't even deep-fry stuff (although once she made some doughnuts. 

    I'm from New England, which is pretty much the opposite of the South.

    Looking around at some of the heavier people I've known, I tend to blame the non-stop drinking of calorie-loaded lattes (and similar drinks), people being so busy and tired they head for the easiest food, and too little exercise.

  16. dipsmi profile image75
    dipsmiposted 6 years ago

    yes,I deep fry many things potatoes, fish, cauliflower. They are tasty and if you are taking good care of your health by exercising and eating healthy things mostly, I do not think that occasional fried foods will be bad.

  17. larcaustin46 profile image84
    larcaustin46posted 6 years ago

    I've never deep-fried, and I don't even skillet- or stir-fry much any more, but when I do, it sure is good!  (I grew up on the Texas-Louisiana border and live in health-conscious Austin now.)

  18. Pamela N Red profile image86
    Pamela N Redposted 6 years ago

    I know that healthy and fried don’t usually cohabitate in the same sentence. One is evil and lives on the other side of the railroad tracks while the second one is welcome in our homes but there is a way to have fried foods without the guilt. read more

  19. MickeySr profile image81
    MickeySrposted 6 years ago

    I was born in California and moved to Pennsylvania when I was 10, and I deep fry from time-to-time . . . if you deep fry with the oil at the proper temperature the food absorbs far less oil than if you pan fry with just a small amount of oil. Diet and health "awareness" is not always the same thing as diet and health knowledge . . . since I was a kid, and I'm 57 now, I can't recall how many times milk was good for you, then not good for you, than it was good for you again, then you should drink a glass a day, than you should never ever drink a glass a day, etc, etc. Wine is no good, wine is good - red meat is good, red meat is no good, red meat is good again . . . rather than follow the ever-changing 'science' of nutrition I follow this; everything in moderation.

 
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