We know how it is. You drudge through the week with your salads, lean protein and grilled veggies -- or maybe you don't! -- but every now and again you need something crunchy, golden and lightly greasy to keep you happy.
Well, if you are looking for the perfect opportunity to indulge, what better day than National Greasy Foods Day on Oct. 25? Whether you are jonesing for bacon, cheese, butter, or just plain crunch, we got you covered. Whip up one of these delicious recipes for your cheat day, or bookmark them all and bring them to the next game day:
An impossibly delicious, light, crispy, salty snack -- like veggie calamari. If you've never tried fried artichokes, you must!
Who can resist this spicy, cheesy crispy classic? Poppers are actually pretty easy to make at home, and with a recipe this good, you might just have to make these for your next get-together. Or just for yourself…
We love all pizza like our children, but we *especially* love this extra-greasy take, complete with all your favorite breakfast fixings like bacon, eggs and tater tots.
For something completely different, take your favorite Caprese salad and deep fry it. The best part of this one is that you can totes devour these crunchy, cheese bombs and tell everyone you had salad. They'll be none the wiser.
We know you love avocados and their rich, creamy, slightly savory goodness. Fry them up for a real treat and dip them in zippy, tangy sauce to achieve pure bliss.
You can totally make fried chicken from scratch, or you can use your favorite store-bought and/or leftover stuff if you want.
This perfect vegan game-day snack will blow your wings right out of the water!
You are pretty much guaranteed to clean your plate if it's covered with these super-loaded, pulled pork, Irish-style nachos and their hearty BBQ goodness.