today i really wanted to go to long john silver’s for a basket of fried goodness. i haven’t been there in ages. well, i was busy and it was crappy out, so i didn’t go. instead i decided to make my own fried goodness! i whipped out the last portabello mushroom i had, some button mushrooms, and my eggplant, and went to work. i realized i couldn’t just eat this fried goodness by itself, and had to have some mashed taters along with it! then i said to myself, “okay, you need to eat some vegetables along side this.” well instead of going with my first thought of frying up some kale, i decided to make a raw kale salad with avocado. then it hit me. bacon would make this meal the ultimate fried goodness meal. i haven’t eaten bacon in a whileee..and since i started eating meat again [not as much as i used to, but on occasion], i decided to whip out the bacon.
i found a recipe for “chicken fried portabello mushroom” a few months ago and never got to use it. i followed it loosely, and it’s from the food network site, found here
this definitely filled my fried food craving i had, and i don’t think i want to eat fried food for a while now. you know how its just so delicious while you eat it, but then afterwards you just feel like going for a really long run, but at the same time you wanna lay down [and of course, the bed always wins in this scenario].
when i was frying all this up, i realized i rarely ever fry when i cook, which is a really good thing, hah. but seriously, if you ever have a hankering for some fried mushrooms from brown’s chicken or something of the sort, fried vegetables are really easy to do. you basically just need eggs, flour, and seasonings…and the fried item of choice. and i just remembered the other day i was hankering for some brown’s chicken fried mushrooms baddd. who knew?! you could fry your own!
well here are the results of my fried-night [if it was friday,(fryday) i could make a funny, but its not.]
fried mushrooms + egg plant slices
serve that shit with some ranch! ha ha .
kale salad with mashed avocado and bacon.
[also contains evoo, lemon juice, sea salt, and pine nuts for some more crunch]
unfortunately, i think my kale was going bad, it was more bitter than usual. raw kale can be hard for people to eat, cause its not as “soft” as lettuce. but it tastes great blended up in smoothies! green smoothies mmm. you can hardly taste the greens. trust me. i usually drink them daily =] and after tonight, i think i shall just sip on them tomorrow to get rid of this terrible fried feeling. heh
fried portabello shroom
cheesy bacon mash
i did add a little gravy to this, but not photograph it cause it looked awful, and honestly didn’t taste great, mainly cuz i was just making it out of head, and didn’t know what i was doing. haha. if you are going to serve this stuff with gravy, i suggest looking up a recipe, if you don’t already know how to make some. mine started off just tasting like flour and grease, but got a little better as i added some other stuff.