8 Beautiful Ways To Gorge Yourself On Greasy Food

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By Cooking Panda

We know how it is. You drudge through the week with your salads, lean protein and grilled veggies — or maybe you don’t! — but every now and again you need something crunchy, golden and lightly greasy to keep you happy.

Well, if you are looking for the perfect opportunity to indulge, what better day than National Greasy Foods Day on Oct. 25? Whether you are jonesing for bacon, cheese, butter, or just plain crunch, we got you covered. Whip up one of these delicious recipes for your cheat day, or bookmark them all and bring them to the next game day:

1. Fried Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Sauce​

An impossibly delicious, light, crispy, salty snack — like veggie calamari. If you’ve never tried fried artichokes, you must!

2. Crispy Deep-Fried Jalapeno Poppers

Who can resist this spicy, cheesy crispy classic? Poppers are actually pretty easy to make at home, and with a recipe this good, you might just have to make these for your next get-together. Or just for yourself…

3. Breakfast Pizza

We love all pizza like our children, but we *especially* love this extra-greasy take, complete with all your favorite breakfast fixings like bacon, eggs and tater tots.

4. Fried Caprese Bombs

For something completely different, take your favorite Caprese salad and deep fry it. The best part of this one is that you can totes devour these crunchy, cheese bombs and tell everyone you had salad. They’ll be none the wiser.

5. Avocado Fries with Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dipping Sauce

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We know you love avocados and their rich, creamy, slightly savory goodness. Fry them up for a real treat and dip them in zippy, tangy sauce to achieve pure bliss.

6. Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich

You can totally make fried chicken from scratch, or you can use your favorite store-bought and/or leftover stuff if you want.

7. Crispy Buffalo Fried Cauliflower

This perfect vegan game-day snack will blow your wings right out of the water!

8. Tailgator Nachos

You are pretty much guaranteed to clean your plate if it’s covered with these super-loaded, pulled pork, Irish-style nachos and their hearty BBQ goodness.

Featured Photo Credit: Morgan Eisenberg/Serious Eats

Tags: fried food recipes, greasy food, junk food, National Greasy Food Day, Tasty Tuesday
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