The Batter Coating Rule


It falls a little outside my normal range of topics, but I just received an email about this and must pass the word along…

Apparently the USDA now classifies frozen french fries as “fresh vegetables.” I can’t help wondering whether this is some sort of warped “ketchup is a vegetable redux” Reagan tribute.

More important, however, is the fact that this update is apparently known to as the “Batter Coating Rule.” Had anyone asked, I would have predicted that the United States’ Batter Coating Rule would be something more along the lines of “things that are coated in batter are gooooooooood.” Oh, well. This one’s okay, too.