5 Second Rule: Apples as accessory
By Cheryl Sternman Rule October 11, 2011 12:04PM
There is much to like about fried apple rings. | Courtesy Cheryl Sternman Rule
Updated: May 9, 2012 9:53AM
Don't put an onion ring near me. Just don't do it. Onion rings make me feel like I have to take a shower in really hot water, and that's not very good for my skin.
French fries are OK. Potato skins are very T.G.I.Friday's circa 1989.
Jalapeno poppers - I honestly can't really tell you what these are. Popcorn shrimp - if I had to, I would, but I generally don't have to, so I don't.
Fried mozzarella sticks - see Potato Skins, above. Fried zucchini - why? Fried okra - let's please not go here. Fried chicken? Yes, thanks. Fried calamari - I'll take a double order, extra lemon. (They never bring you enough lemon.)
Fried apple rings.
I said, FRIED APPLE RINGS.
I'd wear them on every finger and toe, if I could. I'd bling myself out. As earrings. Through my belt loops. One in each button hole, and a few dangling from the drawstring of my hoodie. Then I'd go dancing.
Trend alert. American Apparel: call me.
Cheryl Sternman Rule is a Silicon Valley writer and author of the blog 5 Second Rule (5secondrule.typepad.com), where this was posted. Her cookbook, Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables, is due out next year.