Indulging in fried, cheese-covered, meaty comfort foods might typically be considered cheating on your healthy diet. But today, it’s a celebration.
Oct. 25 is National Greasy Foods day, and while some food holidays are typically created as mere marketing ploys that go unrecognized by food fans, we’ll take any excuse to go out for fried chicken, tacos and French fries.
Being a food-focused city in the south, there are plenty of places to
celebrate in Houston. Among those places to indulge are diners and burger hot spots, punctuated by the city’s most venerated taco joints and grease-soaked-pie pizzerias.
Those places are guaranteed to leave you in a pleasantly satisfied, (if not sleepy) food-coma haze, but if you’re more of a homebody, check out a few artery-clogging meal recipes to try out at home. Rest assured, even the laziest kitchen novice can navigate these fool-proof instructions:
Chicken-fried steak: Try this Texas comfort-food classic from Jessica Dupuy’s “United Tastes of Texas,” which combines cubed steaks, buttermilk, and flour for the ultimate Lone Star State entree. Check out the recipe at Chron.com.
Jack in the Box taco casserole: Houston Chronicle food editor Greg Morago early this year offered his gourmet spin on a fast-food cult classic. Morago taste-tested this recipe and recommends it to fans of the longtime, highly addictive drive-thru classic. Check out the recipe at Chron.com.
Filled Butter Rings: Woodlands resident Anne Paul in previous years shared her indulgent cookie recipe for apricot preserve-filled butter cookies. Check out the recipe at Chron.com.