NATIONAL GREASY FOODS DAY | OCTOBER 25
Those watching the scale beware. Augment the diet for National Greasy Foods Day on October 25th.
Although not the healthiest of choices, every once in a while, it is okay to enjoy some greasy food. From fried chicken, pizza, nachos, and french fries to bacon and hash brown potatoes, we all like a treat in our regular diet.
Cooking oil types include:
Olive oil – Palm oil – Soybean oil – Canola oil – Pumpkin oil – Corn oil – Sunflower oil – Safflower oil – Peanut oil – Grapeseed oil – Sesame oil – Agran oil – Rice bran oil – Other vegetable oils – Butter and lard.
Oil may be flavored with aromatic flavorings such as herbs, chilies, or garlic.
Greasy foods can be prepared with healthier oils and with much less than average amounts of oil used when cooking, making them much healthier choices.
For the educators and homeschoolers, National Day Calendar tested an assignment in our own classroom and made the material ready for you to use.
HOW TO OBSERVE GREASY FOODS DAY
There are so many greasy foods to try! Which will you try first? French fries come to mind. So do onion rings. However, mozzarella sticks sound good, too. Don’t forget the dipping sauces! Indulge yourself with some greasy foods and use #GreasyFoodsDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL GREASY FOODS DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this food holiday.
Greasy Foods FAQ
Q. How can I make the fried foods I love healthier?
A. There is no denying it. Fried foods are loaded with unhealthy fats and calories. However, there are a few ways to enjoy those same foods without doing so much damage to your health.
- Limit your intake of the real deal. Those onion rings from your favorite restaurant? Cut down the number of times you order them by half and they will seem even tastier when you do enjoy them.
- Bake instead of fry. Many fried foods have tasty and healthy counterparts. If you love French fries, baking them on a lightly oiled baking sheet will crisp them right up and reduce the number of calories and fat they contain. Choose russet potatoes and add a little garlic and herbs to season them.
- Air fry by using a convection oven. These handy little ovens have the ability to crisp up our favorite fried foods using a fraction of the oil they typically require when deep frying.
Q. Can I re-use the oil in my deep fryer?
A. Yes, but monitor its appearance and smell. Strain the oil into a glass or stainless steel container and store the oil in a cool place between uses. If you frequently fry foods, the oil will accumulate flavor. You will also want to avoid frying donuts in the same oil you fried fish in last week.