I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for fried food. No, I don't eat it all the time, but I'm completely and totally fascinated by some of the ideas people come up with for deep-frying. And I've long been a fan of Chicken Charlie.
In case you haven't heard of him, Chicken Charlie is famous at county fairs for his fried food menu. The guy fries everything. You name it: White Castle burgers, Oreos, frog legs, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, avocado. Even Klondike bars. And he comes up with a new signature dish every year.
I finally met Charlie a couple weeks ago after giving a cooking demonstration at the L.A. County Fair. Knowing I'd be back the following week for another cooking demonstration, Charlie invited me to hang out afterward so I could check out his operation and see all that deep-fried goodness in action.
Oh -- and he also invited me to bring something along to fry. Sure, it was totally sweet of him, but to be honest, I was more than a little intimidated. What to bring? I mean, this guy has probably fried EVERYTHING....