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Fried Medicine

Give some pep to really bad tasting pills, vitamins, supplements, etc
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I mean seriously, fish oil pills are about one of the most horrible things I've ever tasted and there are plenty of other more neccessary ones out there that are just as bad. Put a bunch of nice crunchy crusty batter on them and serve hot with a side of bleu cheese dressing and it will all get washed down with a cold beer and I probably wont know the difference.
gomer, Sep 04 2008


       Frying is fairly good at totally destroying everything. How about a nice fishy dressing on a stinkhorn, razor strop and Boletus mushroom salad? It'd be bright blue, you know. You could even grow them on bogroll.
nineteenthly, Sep 04 2008

       A hearty, cholesterol ridden, yippy for the laugh. +++++
blissmiss, Sep 04 2008

       Bleu cheese would certainly be distracting. Bun for funny.   

       Handy tip for nasty meds: Put nasty item in water, hold your nose closed, squish all air out of your mouth, ingest offensive item, swallow, and drink something more to wash out mouth, all without getting air in mouth or smell in nose.
baconbrain, Sep 04 2008

       ooh I just had a revalation! Stuff the medicine in a cored out jalepeno and then fry that and dip it. If you can still taste through that then bleeeehhkkkk!
gomer, Sep 04 2008

       All sorts of beneficial chemicals denature at the temperatures proposed.
4whom, Sep 04 2008

       Hmm. "Fried Ice Cream is made by taking a scoop of ice cream, frozen well below the temperature at which ice cream is generally kept, rolling it in cornflakes or cookie crumbs, and briefly deep frying it. The extremely low temperature of the ice cream prevents it from melting while being fried."   

       Dunno how that would taste with bleu cheese, but it implies that the center can be kept from carbonizing. Maybe try it with the pills wrapped in some rank cheese, in a hot pepper, in a thick grease-absorbing batter, and watch the timer to be sure the cheese just barely gets melty.   

       You'll need to develop proper cooking times. If you bring the ingredients, we can practice at my house, if you bring the beer.
baconbrain, Sep 04 2008

       //Handy tip for nasty meds//
[baconbrain], it appears that the idea is to chew the pill itself and savor the flavor, through capsule cuisine. Otherwise it would be: toss it in, drink it down, no "tasting" allowed.

       But I agree with [4whom]. When frying, you could burn your placebo.
Amos Kito, Sep 04 2008

       Depending on what else is going on, pear juice is quite good at hiding unpleasant flavours.
nineteenthly, Sep 04 2008

       //the idea is to chew the pill itself and savor the flavor//
That sounds like a diet I'll avoid. And won't disguising the taste ruin the entire plan, then? Not to mention that scoffing greasy batter and cheese totally cancels out any good the vitamins do.
baconbrain, Sep 04 2008

       There's a lot of psychology in "non-modern" medicine. Gloopier medicines used to be dearer than thinner ones and the likes of causing vomiting and diarrhoea and bleeding patients were part of the theatre of therapy. Make medicine take nice and you take that away. People need to be punished for being ill, which is one reason colonic irrigation exists. This takes that away and leaves you with the likes of wimpy homoeopathy.
nineteenthly, Sep 05 2008

       Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Nothing's better for you than going into a persistent vegetative state. No-one i knew who did that has expressed any regret. I mean, look at Sam Tyler.
nineteenthly, Sep 05 2008

       Yes - the psychology of medicines is interesting. Infant paracetamol is loaded with sweeteners to get the kids to take it. Good for the parents, who pay for it (they'll choose the sweet brands next time). But it's a double-edged sword. My four-year-old loves medicine - and an overdose could be just as dangerous as not taking the medicine when you should.
VaquitaTim, Sep 06 2008

       There's also a contradiction in the supposed disapproval of polypharmacy and making medicines out of lots of compounds, sweeteners being an example. I want to find a way of eliminating the actual giving medicine bit, or rather, the significance of straightforward physiological action. I suppose that's one argument for homoeopathy, though i'm very sceptical about that. I mean, homoeopathic moonlight? Come again?
nineteenthly, Sep 06 2008

       //what if theyre heart attack pills??// [up_on_cloud_nine]   

       Coating heart attack pills in deep-fried batter enhances their effectiveness.
mouseposture, Sep 11 2008


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