Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This Is Why I'm Fat

While Nathan’s parents were visiting from Michigan, the four of us took a weekend jaunt down to lovely Laguna Beach. When we got back, as always, we watched a slideshow of all the pictures we took, and it struck me how much fried food we’d consumed in the past 3 days. Of course, none of it even begins to compare with the disgustingness (deliciousness?) of anything featured on This Is Why You’re Fat, but I think I’ll be laying off the grease for a while.

Well, I might make an exception for the rice balls at Little Dom’s (upper left). These baseball-sized palate pleasers were made from risotto cooked in mushroom broth, mixed with creamy burrata cheese, breaded and deep-fried and dusted with Parmesan. I could have them with a salad...

The remaining pictures are, clockwise, crab cakes, fried zucchini, fried wontons with pork and shrimp, fried calamari, and chicken empanadas.


MelissaMobley said...

I have a friend who makes these with just normal leftover rice, brown or white. You can fill them with ground meat or cheeses. As with all fried things they are divine!

HH said...

Mmm...I've been wanting to try those risotto balls at Little Dom's!