If you’re bored with typical Thanksgiving fare, you can try to zest up your table by adding a “breakout” food item to it. YouTube has shared a list of culinary items that trended upward in 2017. At the top of the list is deep fried ice cream, which could also top your holiday pies as a decadent accompaniment.
As YouTube users showed off various techniques for preparing deep fried ice cream, the artery-clogging foodstuff saw its cultural cachet rise. Multiple channels, including Divas Can Cook and Insider, rolled up big view counts in 2017 by depicting examples of deep-fried dessert. The most-watched clip in that category, however, came from BuzzFeed‘s Tasty, which shared three different cooking methods for a dish that can easily come apart once it is dropped into hot oil.
The other entrants on YouTube’s list of “breakout foods” speak to some of the year’s culinary trends. As poke shops pop up on what seems like every single corner, videomakers shared their recipes for the Hawaiian fish dish, pushing poke to the #6 spot on YouTube’s ranking. Aquafaba, which came in at #3, is an option for gluten-free eaters, as it offers the delicious taste of chocolate-chip cookies on top of a chickpea base.
“If you’re thinking of sprucing up your Thanksgiving spread, you may want to consider one of YouTube’s top trending foods,” reads the video site’s post about its breakout cuisine. “Bust a Gordon Ramsay and add some exotic items to the menu like fried ice cream, poke and even green papaya salad!”
Here is the full list of breakout foods. YouTube did not share its methodology for the ranking:
- Fried Ice Cream
- Seaweed Soup
- Green Papaya Salad
- Crab Boil
- Brussels Sprouts
- Coconut Cake