Sunday, September 19, 2010

Goodbye McDonald's french fries.... I hate you!

For the past 1 1/2 years, I have been under the understanding that McDonald's french fries were one of the only things that I could eat at their establishment. Last night, when looking at their allergen list on their website, I found this statement about their fries:

French Fries:

Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid
pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to
preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK *(Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients).

Their OIL contains wheat?? Say WHAT????

I will admit that I was so upset by this statement! For some reason I found myself crying about it. It's not that I love their french fries, but it was an option for me that I used from time-to-time when I took my son for his favorite Chicken Nuggets.


Gluten Free, homemade corn dogs!!

Here is a recipe for GF homemade corn dogs that I found online and substituted my GF Bisquick (mix) cup for the original Bisquick that it called for:

- 1 package of your favorite GF hot dogs (I prefer to cut them in half to make mini corn dogs and dust with GF flour to help corn dog mixture to stick)
- 1 cup of GF Bisquick (I use the GF bisquick/shortening mix described in an earlier post)
- 2 TBS. of corn meal
- 1/4 tsp. of paprika
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- Oil for frying (I fried in my deep fryer in peanut oil- I know, I am terrible!) :)

Mix the dry ingredients first, then add in the wet ingredients. Mix with a fork until well blended. One a time using a fork inserted in one end of a hot dog, I coated it by rubbing it around in the mixture until fully covered. I then dropped the hot dog into the oil of my deep fryer, using an additional fork to push it off and into the oil. Fry until golden brown, drain on paper towels, and enjoy!!! :)