Confession time: I have a Food Kryptonite List.
On this list are foods that are universally deemed unhealthy for you, but are personally deemed irresistable. I have high cholesterol, so much of my Kryptonite List is rich, high-fat content foods. But YUM.
The List items change order from time to time, but usually at the top of the List is fried chicken. I love fried chicken. If I could, I would eat it until it came out of my pores. I dutifully try to avoid it, but if it’s on the menu or is the main part of a meal, then resistance is futile. I’ve even resorted to cooking a panko-crusted, oven-baked version at home to cut down on the fat. Still, not a great substitute for the real deal. Give me some real fried chicken (bone-in thigh, please) with mashed potatoes, gravy, and a buttermilk biscuit, and I’m a pretty happy camper.
My Food Kryptonite List also includes (again, in no particular order):
- doughnuts or any fried dough, including funnel cake
- bacon and/or pork belly (see picture above)
- creamed chipped beef
- canned corned beef (It’s a Filipino thing. Don’t judge.)
- any pasta in alfredo sauce
- pate or fois gras
- biscuits and gravy
- Lucky Charms cereal
Methinks each Kryptonite item merits its own post… Until then, follow me on Instagram for more foodie & Food Kryptonite pics.
A note about the lucious pork belly picture above: this is from The Rumor Mill in historic Ellicott City. It’s described as “slow-roasted pork belly sautéed till crisp & served with bacon marmalade, 48-hour apple-sage sauce, crispy leeks & mustard caviar”. Basically: big bacon slab with bacon jelly. Cholesterol be damned. How can you resist??
What’s on YOUR Food Kryptonite List?