How much fried food can a person eat?
Travel to the U.K. on a budget and you might just find out. On a recent trip to Scotland, my sister and I were thrilled to partake of fish and chips again and again…until we just couldn’t anymore. So the Scots found a winner in fried fish. But does that mean that you should eat it for lunch and dinner for a week straight?
It’s sort of like the McDonald’s diet in the film Supersize Me. If you eat enough of it, you’re going to feel sick. For a while, we figured “When in Rome.” Then, in an attempt to diversify our menu, we ordered salads, where in the more traditional establishments meant a hearty coleslaw.
The Scots don’t use the term sandwich, either. They just call it mayonnaise, which should give you an idea of the grease factor. Egg mayonnaise, prawn mayonnaise, chicken mayonnaise. Pair that with the copious amounts of beer we consumed (Hey, when in Rome) and you’ve got a less than healthy vacation.
But, as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Upon returning home, I was especially delighted to see veggies on my plate. In fact, it taught me a great lesson: Never take your greens for granted!
Have you ever been on a fried food bender? How did it make you feel?
Photo: Fish and chips with mashy peas at Whistlebinkies Pub, Stirling.