Have you ever wondered about deep-frying pizza or contemplated putting mac-and-cheese on a taco? Dude Foods is a blog that does it all.
The blog, founded by Nick Chipman in 2010, is an ode to some of the least healthy — but some of the most delicious — food in the world.
“The blog began because I would always just create crazy stuff at home and then just take pictures of it and send the photos to my friends or post them on Facebook and they seemed to get a kick out of the stuff I was making,” Chipman told Business Insider.
Here are Chipman’s 10 favourite concoctions of all time.
'The perfect DudeFoods post -- or at least the ones that seem to get the biggest reaction -- always involve either bacon or deep frying,' says Chipman.
Today, Dude Foods receives more than 80,000 unique visitors per month, racking up more than 175,000 page views with creations like this corndog that combines bratwurst, chorizo, hot dog, Italian sausage and Polish sausage.
This creation was inspired by Chipman's Sweet and Sour Chicken Pizza, made with a crust of deep-fried white rice.
'The inspiration for creations sort of just comes to me,' says Chipman. 'After that it's sort of just a weird stream of consciousness thing where whenever I'm making something four or five new ideas will spawn from that one thing. Also, if I'm being totally honest, a ton of my ideas just come to me after a long night of drinking.'
One of Chipman's biggest discoveries while writing the blog was understanding his audience.
'I get just as many women that read it as men and it's literally people from every age group that are reading it,' he says. 'There are also a really crazy amount of weightlifters and bodybuilders that follow me for some reason, which seems a little weird, but who knows, maybe they're just following me so they can see what NOT to eat or something.'
Anyone who doesn't realise the skill required in creating these concoctions only need to try and make the deep-fried eggs Benedict -- a masterpiece in poaching and frying.
'Stuffed crust pizza is great and all, but the problem with it is that you have to eat through 85% of your crust before you get to the awesome part that's stuffed with cheese,' writes Chipman. 'Why not just make the entire crust stuffed with cheese?'
The perfect breakfast burger is both topped with a fried egg and has a bun filled with scrambled eggs.
Chipman got the idea for this treat while drunk in Las Vegas.
'There have been tons of times where I've just had like ten whiskey and Cokes, wrote down a bunch of ideas I thought of for things I want to make and then totally forgot about it until the next morning when I woke up,' he says.
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