Do you ever think back to your unhealthy self and all the terrible things you used to eat?
Last week I opened up the kitchen pantry and their it was… The white and blue lettering on a package of lard. Hello Crisco old friend. What was Crisco doing in our pantry amid the almond butter, coconut milk, almond flour and coconut oil you may ask? My boyfriends daughter and friend had a sleep over last week and spent an entire night destroying the kitchen.
I mean baking gingerbread men.
So a week ago, I will admit it. I gave in to Crisco.
I was planning on making myself a Turkey burger for lunch. (Okay, if I’m being honest here, it was 10:30 in the morning and it was less like lunch and more like second breakfast.)
I had not made onion rings in a long time and I thought how great would Crisco fried onion rings be on my turkey burger? Hell, I was still slapping it on a whole wheat bun with spinach. Trans fat fried onion rings would be great and not totally destroy the healthiness of second breakfast.. I mean lunch!
So I soaked the sweet onions in buttermilk and tabasco for an hour than dredged them in flour and a mixture of spices and fried them in an ocean of trans fats.. I mean Crisco.
Last time I made onion rings I fried them in coconut oil. I don’t fry things very often (Unless I’m on a home-made Tempura kick, like the month of December… hangs head in shame) but when I do I use coconut oil these days and it makes fried foods taste amazing, and yea! Coconut oil! Much better for you than just about any other oil on the market.
So guess what? When I finished my burger creation the onion rings didn’t even taste that good! I actually removed them and threw them away! I guess I have moved past Crisco in my healthy life style.