Recently, one of the larger trends to strike the food world has been the craze of substituting our lifelong carb-y friends (the noodle) with vegetable imposters! With the help of a tool called a food spiralizer, and under the guise of healthy eating, things like zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, and spaghetti squash have infiltrated the sacred world of pasta and attempted to claim a territory all their own.
This has gone hand-and-hand with the gluten-phobia which has struck our poor, dear, culinary world. As gluten has become a dirty word (many are going gluten-free, not necessarily because they exhibit gluten sensitivity, but because of misinformation about it causing bloat and weight gain) things like veggie noodles have risen to take its place.
Personally, I’m not a fan. Now, I love vegetables, but I also think that they have a time and a place. And that place is simply not one that signifies the absence of heavenly noodles!
But, being the adventurous eater that I am, I don’t like to shun foods outright without giving them a proper chance. And a recent re-imagining of these “noodles” has me thinking that you can put your spiralizer and your vegetables to good use.
If there’s one thing that never fails, it’s deep frying your food, babies! With your spiralizer, instead of making boring veggie noodles, you can make oodles of springy veggies to be fried into crunchy oblivion! Yippee!
Another perk of this method, is that you can incorporate some creative dipping sauces, which are one of the easiest and most fun things to whip up in the kitchen. You can whip up things like Chipotle Mayo, Curry Ketchup and Honey Mustard at a moment’s notice!
Sure, this path isn’t quite as health conscious as the boiled veggie noodle variety, but hey, you only live once! Why not buy a deep frier?