Fried Pepper Rings.
You take a bell pepper (usually green, they’re firmer), cut it into rings, batter it
and fry it, just like an onion ring.
There was a restaurant outside of Rochester, NY (Tom Wahl’s in Avon) that was
famous for this, but when they franchised, they dropped it from the menu.
Or, at least, kept it only out in Avon. Most likely because it was hand-made, and
they didn’t have the space or fortitude to carry it out at the franchises.
Much like fried pickles, once you try pepper rings, you don’t go without it.
If only it would catch on. I guess because they can’t buy by the frozen bag,
the chains won’t do it. Which is probably a good thing.
Carrols, a chain that merged with BK in the North East, could have a guy spend
his whole shift peeling and slicing potatoes for their french fries.
Of course, that meant you may not get uniform quality.
You would get better.