After the previous day’s fried food indulgence, I’d caught the itch.
We planned to stop in Eugene for lunch on our way back to Brookings. A quick Yelp search turned up Hot Mama’s Wings. Many of the menu items — including the wings and the fried stuff — are gluten-free.
It was hard for me to decide what to get. The chicken fried bacon? Onion rings? Mac n’ cheese?
I ended up going with the fried pickles because I had never ever had them, even before I went gluten-free. And just because it had been a long time since I had such a thing, I got the basket of chicken tenders and tots.
I also shared some of BK’s hot wings. The daytime special was nine wings, fries and a drink, so he had that.
I thought everything was really tasty. Having never had fried pickles, I was very pleased with them. I was concerned they’d be overly soggy but somehow the ones at Hot Mama’s maintained their crisp. The chicken was very well-breaded and the tater tots were extra crispy. I’m used to oven-baking them, which is a touch healthier, but deep-frying them certainly makes them more delicious.
I ordered far too much, of course.
I was so pleased to find all of these gluten-free options in Oregon. Such a nice treat. It’s probably good they aren’t closer though, because I think I might have gone into fried food overload if I had any more. It’s delicious once in a while, but I think that’s my limit.