In that order? [8D]
OK…this is a little freaky. When I simply read the topic of this thread, I immediately thought of Finnan Haddie, fried gizzards, razor clams, and boudin. I think about the only thing I’d add to this list is fried cheese curds….I’ve never been able to find them anywhere here in Florida.
Earl of Sandwich
Papusas, or empanadas.
I sometimes get a strong craving for Shrimp Scampi and wish I could just get it at a drive through. And if anyone wants to take that idea and run with it, good luck to ya!
Hushpuppies…can’t get them around here!!!!!
Mushrooms arent hard to find on FF menus. Here In Dayton Arbys has breaded mushrooms, as well as fried cheese sticks and poppers on the sidekickers menu. Back in the early 80s we also had Browns chicken in Denver. I remember we went in once right after a big rush. The manager told us it would be about 25 min on the chicken. If we were willing to wait he would give us a double order of fried mushrooms.
Hot Dogs; every part of the US has at least one really good regional company turning out good dogs that the FF joints could use as a supplier in each area.
Agree with the mushrooms
Fish and chips, the battered variety of fish
Different flavors and cuts of fries. Dipping sauces for fries. Gravy for fries
Deep fat fried fruit pies, dagnabbit! People were skinnier back in the days when they served up those dessert delights!
Onion rings made from onions, not onion flavored mush
A return to the old, original production techniques the big burger chains once used, and built their empires on.
Definitely like to be able to get Calamari at a drive through.
Along with battered deep fried Jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese.
And a side order of barbecued pigtails. Mmmmm! heaven is just around the corner.[:p]
We are pretty lucky I guess. In the Louisville area in addition to the Mickie D’s that stay open 24 hours, The White Castles do also, and many of our Dairy Queens are also 24 hr stores. The Rally’s Burger (drive-thrus) are open til 2AM most of the time. Of Course, we have the two all-nite standbys WAFFLE HOUSE and DENNY’S. You may have to go a mile or two, but there is plenty of ‘FF’ selection for late-nighters here![:p]
I love good fries, but I wouldn’t mind having the option of onion rings or cole slaw at places that currently don’t offer them. Other fried veggies would be nice, too.
Finnan Haddie! Love it!
Sauteed Razor Clams
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich… at least once.
My beloved breaded pork tenderloin sandwich of course. [;)][:D] I’ve actually gotten some restaurants to add them or make them up as specials.
A good hot dog
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.
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