Food Paradise: Best Buns
Sticky buns, juicy cheeseburgers, creamy lobster rolls, Italian subs and more. We're featuring the most delicious and mouthwatering food products stuck between 2 buns.
food_paradise_ss_best-buns_003_596x334The Super Fat Daddy sandwich at Munchie's in Sarasota, FL, is loaded with 6 cheeseburgers, french fries, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, a pound of Philly steak, mushrooms, peppers and several slices of cheese. Not your average sandwich, but we'll take the goodies stuck in the middle anyway. 960 1280
food_paradise_ss_best-buns_014_596x334We think Anthony Bourdain said it best when he visited Chicago's Silver Palm restaurant and devoured a sandwich called 3 Little Pigs, topped with smoked ham, breaded pork cutlet, 2 strips of bacon and 2 fried eggs -- "A work of genius, in an evil way." 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_fried_006Did You Know? Fried food is so delicious partly because of 2 flavorsome reactions that occur on the surface of the food: carmelization and maillard reactions. In carmelization, heat converts any sugars on the surface of the food to a deep delicious brown caramel and in maillard reactions, heat causes hundreds of different flavor compounds to form, making a truly mouthwatering mouthful.
Dish 1: Pan-Fried Chicken
Where: Stroud’s, 5410 Northeast Oak Ridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_fried_007Did You Know? Donuts are said to have originated in 19th century Holland. Back then, they were sweet dough balls fried in pork fat called "oily cakes". Legend has it the modern doughnut was created in 1847 by a Maine sea captain who poked a hole in the middle to ensure even cooking and minimal grease.
Dish 2: Donuts
Where: Round Rock Donuts, 106 W Liberty, Round Rock, TX 78664 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_fried_009Did You Know? Deep-frying cooks food faster than baking because oil conducts heat much better than the air in a convection oven. When done properly, frying steams food from the inside out, confining the oil to just the outer surface, producing a soft and moist inside with a crunchy outer shell.
Dish 3: Salty Dog
Where: Old Salty Dog, 1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_fried_001Did You Know? Deep-frying dates back to ancient Rome. The Roman cookbook Apicius was said to have a deep-fried chicken recipe.
Dish 4: Chuleta Can Can
Where: Raices, Recinto Sur St #315, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_fried_008Did You Know? In 1841, the first state fair was held in Syracuse, NY. Since then, these annual events have evolved from simple competitive exhibitions of livestock and baked goods to full-out festivals of family fun and golden fried wonders.
Dish 5: Fried Catfish
Where: California State Fair, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_001Did You Know? The 2 hottest chilis in the world, the Naga Viper and Infinity chilli, were developed in England and are available as a sauces. England is now producing the hottest natural chilli sauces (without added pepper extract) available in the world.
Dish 1: El Toro
Where: Phil’s BBQ, 3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_005Did You Know? The oldest known condiment is garum, a sauce of fermented fish used by the ancient Romans.
Dish 2: "Fry Sauce" on Pastrami Double Crown Burger
Where: Crown Burgers, 377 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_002Did You Know? Today, ketchup is one of the most popular condiments in the world. Americans buy over 175 billion bottles every year.
Dish 3: Sicilian Pizza
Where: L&B Spumoni Garden, 2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_004Did You Know? Famous chef Julia Child once said "sauces are the splendor and the glory of cooking."
Dish 4: Tiger Sauce on Pit Beef Sandwich
Where: CHAPS Charcoal Restaurant, 5801 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21205 960 1280