Before you decide to nix sweets as part of your New Year’s Resolutions, allow this to be your last hurrah. Your final dip into the pool of bad health, if you will. Before you forego all things delicious and start nibbling on carrots and lettuce, there’s no better way to go out than with fried desserts.
There are still a few days left until the first of January, so make sure you hit at least one of the following and indulge beforehand:
Hayden’s Grill and Bar, 39895 Ford Rd., Canton, has two fried desserts on the menu, only one of which I’ve tried. The Deep Fried Oreos are served in a goblet full of ice cream, chocolate fudge, whipped cream, and rimmed with deep fried cookies. Although it was split between two people, it could probably feed a family of four.
The second option is a Deep Fried Twinkie, which is served with ice cream and drizzled with raspberry sauce.
Go big or go home, right?
New Mexico, 35851 Ford Rd. Westland, has Fried Ice Cream on the menu, and if you know of better around these parts, please let me know. Occasionally you’ll find Churros on the menu as the daily dessert special, so keep your eyes peeled for that option as well.
In case you’ve never tried them, churros are similar to donuts and they’re fantastic, especially when served with chocolate dipping sauce.
Gator Jakes, 36863 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, serves Fried Cheesecake topped with chocolate and caramel sauce, whipped cream and a cherry. The cheesecake itself is marble, so you get the best of both worlds.
There are a few other dessert choices on the menu, but there’s a reason that this one is listed first.
Prime29, 6545 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Twp., may be a steakhouse, but they certainly don’t skimp when it comes to desserts. The Fried Oreos are served with vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge, candied pecans and strawberry essence.
You don’t even have to feel guilty about this one either. Didn’t you read the part about strawberries? They’re a fruit.
Los Galanes, 3362 Bagley Ave., Detroit, has probably the most fried dessert options under one roof. The menu includes Fried Ice Cream (served with your choice of chocolate, caramel, strawberries or honey, and topped with whipped cream) and Sopapillas (deep fried tortilla chips covered in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with honey).
I’ve saved the very best for last: a Cheesecake Chimichanga. This dessert consists of cheesecake wrapped in a flour shell, which is then deep fried and topped with strawberries and whipped cream. This is definitely worth breaking your diet for (or ending your unhealthy habits with).
Mae’s, 24060 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge, is known for its phenomenal breakfast choices, but what you might not realize is that you can also chow down for lunch… and dessert.
The sole item in the dessert section is Deep Fried Oreos. They’re prepared in a secret batter, dusted with powdered sugar and served fresh out of the fryer. It’s acceptable to have dessert after breakfast, right?
If you’re planning on going all out health wise as soon as January hits, you have my stamp of approval to eat your (fried) dessert first.