Friday, July 27, 2012

Here’s a Better Reason Not to Eat Chick-Fil-A

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I honestly could not give two shits about the political leanings of the people and organizations I get my fast food or entertainment from.  As a quasi-anarchist libertarian, there just aren’t that many people whose political views are in lock-step* with mine.  I would find myself bored and hungry if I ever made such a restriction on myself to only support like-minded people.  To me there is no disconnect in enjoying a delicious box of chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-a and falling off the couch in laughter at yet another Jack Donaghy Masterful Bon Mots.

 

But if you’re itching to boycott the noted southern chicken joint, do it for a good reason as one of my favorite paleo blogger suggests.

 

But a craving struck when I lived in Sweden. Obviously, it's impossible to get Chick-Fil-A there. So I hit the internet hoping to recreate it in my own kitchen. By then I was a lot more educated about nutrition, so the "top secret" recipe seemed a little horrifying to me. I wasn't about to coat chicken in sugar and flour and fry it in omega-6 garbage peanut oil. The real recipe also contains a form of MSG called autolyzed yeast extract, making it a super-palatable addictive monster, probably why it still makes my mouth water a decade later.

 

Still, those nuggets are so goooood once they hit your lips.

* Intentional use of irony putting “quasi-anarchistic libertarian” and “lock-step” in the same sentence.

1 comment:

trent said...

thank you for letting me know the irony was intentional