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Awfully Delicious: Deep Fried Mars Bar

Yeah, I went there. An interesting part about my trip to Scotland this year was that it landed me in the city of Edinburgh on my Birthday. What’s a guy to do to celebrate during a festival in a foreign country? Wander the streets of course!

Even though I love to have a plan, or a goal in my day (I live for a schedule) sometimes, I enjoy planning to have time to just do whatever. I know that sounds weird, but imagine a calender with a 5 hour chunk blocked out that just says meander. Well that is pretty much what I did on my birthday, exploring the wonders of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Well, during my travels, I saw a sign on a store front that stopped me dead in my tracks, forcing me to turn around. Scribbled in sharpy on a paper plate taped to a store front window the words “We sell fried Mars bars” were written. The next thing I knew, I was in the shop, and had ordered one. I got my treat, and escaped to the street as fast as I could. That shop was dangerous. They fried EVERYTHING. A couple inside were waiting on their fried cheeseburgers. Yeah, had to get out of their holding only one cause for a massive coronary.

So, what was I holding? I didn’t take the picture above, but it looks almost identical to what I had. Biting into it was out of this world. The first thing that strikes you is the saltiness of the batter, and then you are struck by the rich sweetness of the candy bar. The caramel, and nougat ooze out in just the right way, not liquefied, but melted all together in its crispy coating. The treat is unbelievably rich, and still I scarf the treat without pause.

The fried Mars bar is an exercise in excess. It’s just wrong, and so much tastier because of it. This is a once in a lifetime treat…although I’d eat it again in a heart beat…even if it made that heart beat my last. What should be noted is that this whole shtick won’t work with just any candy bar. For instance a Snickers with its nuts inside wouldn’t be good. I’d be curious to fry a Musketeer bar though… NO NO NO!!! Mentally stepping away from the possibilities now.

The point is, if you see this, try it. It needs to be experienced at least once in life because that’s what it is: an experience. Please, just never make these fried and marvelous monstrosities a habit.


Healthy “Fried” Rice

Minute Rice So I think that we’ve all seen this box floating around in the cupboard at some point. Some of us keep it for that emergency dinner, while others use it as a staple for every meal. No matter how you use this rice, you can give it a bit more life, and make a healthy, delicious, 7point weight watchers dinner.

To start, simply cook a single serving of the rice (that’s half a cup people). Once the rice has cooked, throw it into a Tupperware container, and toss it into the fridge. I try to do this in the morning before work so that I don’t have to worry about the cooling process when I get home.

The key to GOOD fried rice is to pre-cook it, and let it cool thoroughly.

Now when you get home, prep some vegis. I like to use red onion and green pepper, but feel free to be a bit more traditional and through in some green onion or bean sprouts. Once they’re all chopped, get them sauteing in a decent sized fry pan. To keep it healthy, use liberal amounts of calorie-free cooking spray; NO OIL!!! Through in some salt and garlic powder for flavor.

Now to get some chicken going. I use Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts in Roasted Garlic and White Wine. These are 2 points a piece, and like the name says, the perfect portion. Chop the chicken into bite-sized chunks, and toss them into another fry pan with more cook spray,  and some pepper. Also give them a liberal dousing of Worcestershire sauce.

Once your chicken is going, get that cold rice into the fry pan with your vegetables. Hit it with another liberal dousing of cook spray, and also add salt, pepper, and some more Worcestershire. Keep this on a high heat. Once your chicken is done, toss it into the rice and vegis, but keep the pan on the heat. If you have it empty a package of egg beaters into the pan, and scramble that.

As a note, you can buy packages of three two serving cups of egg beaters in the grocery store. One while cup, two servings, is only 1 point.

Once your eggs are done, throw them in the rice, and turn it all together. Make sure that you are getting a slightly brown color, and you will just know when your rice is there. It sounds a little hectic to make, but is actually pretty easy.

Now sit back and enjoy a heaping portion of healthy chicken fried rice. 🙂