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macaroni and cheese! bacon wrapped, egg dipped, breaded and deep fat fried.....ugh!

uh, yeah, you already know it is a paula deen recipe.

what are the most disgusting dishes or combos that you have seen on food shows?

i guess a subthread should be, what hasn't the inestimable ms. deen deep fried?

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  1. Chocolate Dessert Panini. It's liek a s'more sandwich. With butter.


    The worst part is, the carb-sugar-loving Paula in me wants to try it.

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    1. re: miss_bennet

      >>> uh, yeah, you already know it is a paula deen recipe.

      The moment I read the topic I wondered: what are they saying about Paula now? LMAO

      My friends and I have a special name we've been calling her for years now: The Butter Assassin.

      1. re: HarryK

        for what it's worth
        and my burgeoning girth
        these apostles of butter
        should have been smothered at birth

        1. re: Veggo

          mellow your harsh, veggo ;-)

          without the butter queen, the chowhound media forum would be virtually empty.

          1. re: alkapal

            Oh, there's PLENTY of other cannon fodder for the CH Media board without Paula Deen!

          2. re: Veggo

            Very clever. Dixon Lanier Merritt would be impressed :-}

            1. re: Tay

              Thanks, Tay I tried all a fella can

      2. while paula may be a top-flight food offender, my post is not not about ms. deen, per se. i'm a southerner, and i'm tired of the schtick, too, but this query is more about tv food shows, and some of the horrible concoctions foisted upon the viewing public.

        (paula deen used to have a nice little show. but saying that is like beating a dead horse --- in a field of dead horses....)

        this really is more about weird, awful food combos. i must say, some of those chef reality shows come up with some .....

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        1. re: alkapal

          uk tv chef antony worrall thompson created a monstrosity using 5 snickers bars with mascarpone, sugar and more. 1250 calories per serve.

          read about it here (apologies for the long link, can we use html or bbs code here?)

          1. re: fooftales

            with puff pastry, no less! LOL

            the delicious irony is this: "Worrall Thompson has himself published a book on the rewards of healthy eating after almost dying from a condition linked to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle" LMAO

            btw, the link is displayed in a shortened manner, so no worries, mate.

            1. re: alkapal

              "Worrall Thompson has himself published a book on the rewards of healthy eating after almost dying from a condition linked to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle"

              reminds me of longtime aussie (well, nz) chef ian "huey" hewitson who after decades of presenting family recipes ended up as a jenny craig posterchild due to his obesity.

          2. re: alkapal

            That butterscotch and scallops dish Dean made on Top Chef I think will be long remembered as one awful dish.

            Speaking of scallops, the winner of a Rachael Ray food contest used scallops with hot dogs and won. Yuck.

            The horrid things they do to the wonderful scallop these days. (shaking head)

            1. re: HarryK

              Forget the scallops - she can f-up a hotdog on its own too. More than once I've seen her simmer dogs, brats, or other sausages in a pot with water and oil, so that at the end, the oil will "crisp up" the sausage. Here's an idea Rachel - just pan grill it on its own to begin with, saving yourself 20 minutes of simmering, and a few calories on the oil.

            2. re: alkapal

              Sandra's Kwanza cake? Hello? Corn nuts?

              1. re: southernitalian

                See below. :-) alkapal chose to frighten little kids, cute little bunnies, and grandmothers with the picture.

                1. re: LindaWhit

                  'twas rather wicked of me!

                  btw, new entry: deep-fried deviled eggs with panko crust! (courtesy of the neelys). actually, i might eat that!!!

                  1. re: alkapal

                    I actually had a wonderful appetizer at Salt House in San Francisco. it was a breaded and fried egg soft boiled egg served atop some greens. There may have been some cheese with the salad too. It was delish. The yolk mingled with the cheese and the lightly dressed salad.

            3. Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa cake: Mix a can of vanilla frosting with cocoa powder, vanilla, and cinnamon in large bowl until combined. Spread the frosting over store-bought angel food cake on platter to coat completely. Spoon a can of apple pie filling into hole in center of cake. Place candles atop cake. Sprinkle top of cake with some corn nuts, pumpkin seeds, and popcorn. Sprinkle remaining corn nuts and pumpkin seeds around base of cake.
              Be sure to serve with plenty of booze, a la Ms SLop

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              1. re: sarahjay

                This recipe made my mouth water....In the bad way... Sounds gross.

                1. re: sarahjay

                  that is, without a doubt, one of the most wretched-sounding concoctions in the history of food. i couldn't even finish reading the post without gagging.

                  1. re: sarahjay

                    mmmmmmm goooood kwanzaa caaaaaaaaake: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgur...

                    one of my favorite quotes from the "reviews" for the cake: "when I watched this show I thought this might be a good cake for a "change of pace", but after putting in together and serving I noe realize how much of a mistake I made."

                    1. re: alkapal

                      come on, are you trying to make me vomit? cause you know my morbid curiosity got the best of me and i had to look ;)

                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                        ghg, think of it this way, whenever you get an unhealthy food craving, visualize kwanzaa cake. you'll eventually thank me.... ;-D

                        1. re: alkapal

                          If there was ever an anti-James Beard award, or a Razzy for the food world, the oft-mentioned Kwanzaa cake would win every year. Maybe it could be the award statue itself.

                          1. re: julietg

                            juliet, you have hit it, girl: the KWANZEE award! for the most horrific food concoction of the year! decade? era? i mean, it IS a high standard!

                              1. re: alkapal

                                the kwanzaa kake [no, that's not a typo - it's not actual food so i can't bring myself to spell it as though it is] is the abomination of the century.

                                the "kwanzee" can be awarded for the abomination of the decade. first recipient? paula deen for that horrific donut & egg burger they're talking about further down-thread. and she can also be the runner-up for those chocolate potato egg things.

                                come to think of it, why not just award sandra lee & paula deen lifetime kwanzee achievements already?

                        2. re: alkapal

                          Anytime you're thinking about dieting and being to get discouraged, just look at this photo. It is just beyond repulsive to me. Hey I think I'll print it out and post it to the fridge.

                        3. re: sarahjay

                          If you took and mixed the frosting with the cocoa powder,cinnamon and the vanilla frosting and spread it on the cake,that might be alright and not taste bad
                          but the rest yuck.

                          1. re: HollyDolly

                            Yeah because when I think Angel food cake, I immediately think of apple pie and corn nuts. WTF?? Seriously was she drunk when she came up with this....oh no silly me, I meant high.

                            This sounds like the creation of teenagers with the munchies

                          2. re: sarahjay

                            Let's hear it for the kwanza cake -- it is been brought up again - THAT is how bad it is.

                          3. Am I the only one to whom your title, um, appeals?

                            No comment on the chef one way or the other, I don't watch her or any of 'em. But I'd eat that.

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                            1. re: tatamagouche

                              tata, it also appealed to miss bennet!

                              1. re: alkapal

                                The deep-fried mac and cheese didn't appeal to me, the dessert panini did! (I'm one of those freaks who doesn't love bacon.)

                              1. re: HarryK

                                "oh no you dih-nt"!

                                donut bacon & egg burger. a-may-zing!

                                1. re: alkapal

                                  OMG!!! Please tell me that was a fake episode!

                                    1. re: Antilope

                                      Only Paula would think of putting a bacon burger on a glazed donut. Insane.

                                      1. re: Claire

                                        and does one wonder why krispy kreme stock went down?

                                        1. re: Claire

                                          That was the "special burger" at some minor league baseball stadium last year. I don't know if Paula created it, but it got a lot of press for the park at the time. No thanks!

                                          1. re: Claire

                                            I beg to differ, look up the "Luther Burger"

                                            AFAIK, they came up with it.

                                            My friends and I have made some variations on this place's "hamdog" theme, usually turns out pretty good.

                                  1. I don't know about Paula Deen's recipe, but there is deep fried macaroni and cheese (not wrapped in bacon, though) "on a stick" at the Minnesota State Fair that gets a pretty enthusiastic thumbs up from some of the Midwest 'hounds. I've not tried the Mac and Cheese on a stick, but I must say, I have enjoyed the deep fried spaghetti on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair.

                                    It might be worth trying!


                                    1. His time on TV was shortlived, but didn't Matt on "Hell's Kitchen" make Ramsey vomit with his specialty: raw venison and white chocolate with capers?

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                                      1. re: Claire

                                        Yeah, that was his "signature" dish in the first episode. ;-) Oh, and don't forget the raw scallops as well.

                                      2. Paula Deen....... the recipe title says it all:

                                        Chocolate Covered Potato Eggs

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                                        1. re: Antilope

                                          ok, seriously, some of these recipes aren't food...they're "fear factor" challenges. i'm about as likely to eat any of these things as i am a live scorpion.

                                          1. re: Antilope

                                            She's as bad as Sandra Lee. I cannot believe the Food Network is serious about this dreck. #1 - who would seriously want to eat chocolate covered potato eggs? And #2 - did you see the # of reviews who gave it 1 star because the recipe was a runny, soupy mess that couldn't even be formed into anything?


                                            Someone wasted 4 lbs. of powdered sugar!

                                            1. re: Antilope

                                              C'mon, that was the first candy I learned to make when I was a kid. Really, and they're good!

                                              1. re: Antilope

                                                Ok, want to know what is scarier than the recipe? The reviews where people honestly tried to make them and complained that they didn't turn out right! At least the reviews for the Kwanzaa Kake expressed dismay and horror at the flavor combos.

                                              2. Sister Mary Martha included Paula Deen on her list of new deadly sins


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                                                1. re: sarahjay

                                                  OMG, that is too funny! I love her "interests": dusting pews; scrubbing floors on hands and knees; hours of comtemplative prayer; terrorizing children

                                                  1. re: LindaWhit

                                                    i love this little gem on her "about me" page:

                                                    Please describe how you could take the peel off an apple all in one go:

                                                    bake the apple. while the apple is baking say a rosary.

                                                  2. re: sarahjay

                                                    to quote Sister Mary Martha:

                                                    "That Woman on the Food Network Who Cooks Southern Food. My mother likes to watch cooking shows and her soap opera. The other day we were watching this southern lady make fried macaroni and cheese. I am so sorry I am not kidding. She had made a big pan of macaroni and cheese and left it in the refrigerator over night. Then she cut a big fat square of it. Next she took a big thick and wide piece of bacon and wrapped it around the macaroni and cheese square. I can't remember if she dipped that in egg before rolling it in some sort of breading. I was getting queasy. I understand when people are having a heart attack they may also feel a little nauseous. Finally, she dropped the big fat bacon wrapped brick of cheese and pasta with egg (maybe) and bread crumbs (or corn flakes or crackers or something) into a big fat vat of boiling oil. I think she said it was peanut oil. Whatever the most fattening kind of oil there could possibly be, that's what was used to deep fry the heart attack brick.

                                                    That's just a sin. It just has to be. Unless instead of calling it "Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese" she called it "Heart Attack Bricks". Maybe being honest about it would lift it from the realm of sin."

                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                      I have never laughed harder at any forum thread before like this! I have a tummy ache and can't stop laughing!

                                                      Thank you alkapal for starting this! And thank you sarahjay for the nun who's added Paula as a ... LMAO ... sin!! Too much!!!

                                                      1. re: HarryK

                                                        harry, glad to make you happy. you really want to laugh? read this thread through to the end: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/345035

                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                          that t-giving thread is great...i've never seen it. i actually have a story that i think beats all of them, so i posted to it.

                                                  3. alton brown did this on good eats, minus the bacon. i've made it at home.

                                                    and guess what?

                                                    it's really, really good.

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                                                    1. re: beelzebozo

                                                      Oh, I hate to ask given the whole point of this thread...but, do you have a link to the recipe?


                                                        1. re: Antilope

                                                          Wow--that is the artery clogging special. The photo doesn't look appealing at all.

                                                          Here's Alton Brown's recipe for deep fried mac and cheese


                                                          It gets a four-star rating from people who've rated it.

                                                          Oh, it's fun to think about it, but I know I've never make it... That's what the two weeks of the State Fair is for, to satisfy your craving for deep fried whatever on a stick that you would never, ever dream of indulging in real life.


                                                          1. re: The Dairy Queen

                                                            alton's is actually quite tasty. as you say, though, not an every day sort of thing.

                                                    2. Disgusting? I only clicked on this hoping to see a picture of it or something. I'm gonna make this sooner rather than later.

                                                      1. Rachel Ray made a loaf made with store bought uncooked(Pillsbury) biscuits layered with cheese, bacon with a mixture of melted butter and maple syrup poured over top. Both disgusting and intriguing at the same time...
                                                        Also shuttered at Paula Dean for taking shots of butter with lobster..literally a shot glass of melted butter with a little lobster in it.

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                                                        1. re: burlgurl

                                                          as my friend kip would say, "a cardiologist's dream!"

                                                        2. again, this is another recipe that reminds me somewhat of homer simpson's patented space age moon waffles

                                                          - waffle batter
                                                          - liquid smoke
                                                          - 1 package caramels
                                                          - 1/4 pound of butter on a stick

                                                          cook first three ingredients in waffle iron until nearly burnt. wrap waffle around stick of butter. gorge.

                                                          watch for it on down home with the neelys once they catch wind of it

                                                          1. This woman DEEP FRIES Lasagna, she is out of her ever lovin, meat rubbin mind!!!


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                                                            1. re: brycat

                                                              ROTFL! I'm not sure which is funnier, beelzebozo's Homer dish or brycat's Paula dish.

                                                              You know what though? Neither dish surprises me. Homer would do that. And yeah, so would Deen.

                                                              I'm waiting for them to get a cooking show together and make deep fried mars bars lasagna. Mmmmm ... Doe! :-)

                                                              1. re: HarryK

                                                                They would be on the menu at "Lady and Sons" im sure.

                                                                1. re: HarryK

                                                                  I don't know why you all seem to think that this stuff would be gross. I'd love to try that.

                                                                  1. re: jgg13

                                                                    Well there is the link for it, give it shot and tell us what you think?

                                                                    1. re: brycat

                                                                      If I ever get the time to cook up something that involving (doesn't often happen) I would. I just looked at the photos, looked awesome.