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Battered Cheesy Snacks

Whip Up These Deep Fried Nacho Cheese Balls at Your Next Super Bowl Party

— September 26, 2012 — Lifestyle
I always thought the epitome of “guy food” consisted of a variety of canned goods, dried goods, and frozen goods, but the creation of the deep fried nacho cheese balls certainly proves me wrong.

Neither pasta nor pizza nor preserved soup, this former beer-accompanying bar favorite has become deep fried deliciousness in the hands of Nick, who writes for a column called ‘Food I Made’ on Dude Foods.

After buying a six-pound can of nacho cheese, he decided to use some of the never-ending supply and venture into creating deep fried balls. After freezing them into cube-shaped pieces, he battered them in corn flour, which offered a strong nacho chip flavor, and tossed them into his beloved deep fryer.
Trend Themes
1. Deep Fried Snacks - The trend of transforming classic snacks into deep fried versions presents opportunities for restaurants and food companies to introduce unique menu items and appeal to adventurous eaters.
2. DIY Party Foods - The trend of creating DIY party foods offers opportunities for food bloggers, niche food companies, and grocery stores to provide consumers with ideas and recipes for homemade snacks.
3. Creative Use of Canned Goods - The trend of using canned goods in inventive ways provides opportunities for recipe websites, cooking channels, and cooking schools to showcase the versatility of canned goods and inspire new recipes.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The food and beverage industry can innovate by offering unique twists on classic snacks like Nacho Cheese Balls and other party foods.
2. Consumer Goods/online Marketplaces - Consumer goods companies and online marketplaces can capitalize on the DIY trend and provide customers with personalized party food kits and ingredients.
3. Cooking Education - Cooking classes, online tutorials, and other cooking education platforms can utilize simple recipes like these fried snacks to encourage home cooks to experiment with new techniques and ingredients.
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