Flying in the face of current trends, the team behind #FryHard (chef Jim Thomlinson and Emma Thomas) are pushing to show that deep fat fried foods can form part of a healthy diet. After all, anything can be fried, so your five a day is even easier to get in, all swallowed down with a layer of batter, crisped up in boiling hot oil.
Let’s be serious for a second, these guys aren’t trying to say fried food is healthy, but we’ll keep that bit in and who knows, they might make the pages of The Mail – they’ve been in almost every other paper!
Surely, as with everything, a bit of fried food isn’t going to kill you – as long as it’s part of a balanced diet (I’m sure we have to put that in for the regulators). Twenty minutes indulging in battered bites of cheese and onion pie, Bakewell tart, hot cross bun and a whole Cadbury Fudge is not going to be the final straw for this large camel.
Besides, it’s not as if anyone is going to make #FryHard their whole meal, just a light snack before lunch or dinner this Easter weekend. It’s not as if they’re frying up a whole lambs leg…oh, turns out they are.