What's in a cheese puff?? I'm curious because my family has devoured a large quantity of these things in the past 12 hours. And they are so perfectly round, light and cheesy. And orange, which is perhaps the most disturbing part.
Well, I thought that was the most disturbing part, until I found this on Wikipedia. And I "quote":
"Cheese puffs were invented in 1939 by Edward Wilson and/or Clarence J. Schwebke and Frank E. Hoadley of the Flakall Corporation (Beloit, Wisconsin), a producer of flaked, partially-cooked animal feed. Wilson and his wife deep-fried and salted the puffed corn produced by the machines, and later added cheese."
Yup, inspired by animal feed. Edward and his wife looked at animal feed one day, and thought, let's deep fry it and add some cheese. Wa-la.
Don't get me wrong, this does not make me want them any less. In fact, God bless them, because let's face it...the stuff is good. And I am now armed with useless information which is totally, socially appropriate for our next tacky Christmas party. More on that to come...for now, here's a small taste: