Instagram Isn't Sure How To Feel About Ree Drummond's Grilled Doughnuts

When it comes to round food, people have a lot of opinions. For being the same shape as planet Earth, a peace symbol, and the table that King Arthur's knights famously sat around, a circle can be a very divisive shape. No, literally — a circle is really easy to divide; look at pizza. And pies. And cake. But when you get down to the little round foods, things don't divide up so nicely. Take a bagel, for instance. Even splitting it between just two people is tricky business — if you do it crosswise, who gets the top and who gets the bottom? And if you divide it lengthwise, spreading your cream cheese across that crescent-shaped surface is so awkward.

And this is only the beginning, friends because we haven't even gotten to doughnuts. Doughnuts, most people might agree, are one of the world's more perfect foods. Perfectly round, with just enough missing from the middle to be mysterious, the doughnut we all know and love today may have appeared on American shores — quite literally — in the 19th century. Elizabeth Gregory began to put hazelnuts or walnuts in the middle of deep-fried dough balls to prevent a soggy middle. According to some accounts, she made them for her son, who was a sea captain, and his crew (via Smithsonian Magazine). Food Network star Ree Drummond has explored innovative doughnut possibilities and attempted to put a new twist on an old favorite.

You might even call her a doughnut pioneer (woman).

A square peg in a round (doughnut) hole?

"Three words," reads the caption on The Pioneer Woman Magazine's recent Instagram post. "Doughnut hole kebabs. Just look at those grill marks!" The photo indeed features tiny doughnuts with tiny grill marks; interested parties are guided towards the account profile to obtain this "simple brunch" recipe, but the gist of it is skewered doughnut holes, warmed over a grill for those intriguing char marks. "Things that make you go..Hmmm" one follower commented on the post, adding a perplexed-looking emoji to perhaps posit why grilled doughnuts are something the world needs right now. "WHY????" one baffled commenter writes. "Have you ever tasted burnt sugar????" The vomiting emoji leaves even less room for interpretation of the commenter's feelings.

Some people are picking up what PWM is putting down. "Yummy," says one commenter, while another claims that grilled doughnut holes are their "favorite," prompting everyone to go hmmm. The Pioneer Woman Magazine generally likes to play it safe on Instagram, posting crowd pleasers like puppy chow (Chex cereal mixed with chocolate and peanut butter) and chicken salad sandwiches. You know, square foods. It'll occasionally venture into triangle territory with a pie slice or two, but it's unusual. Drummond and the people behind the PWM account are obviously trying to stay on the right side of food-shape history, and who can blame them? This latest, highly ​​controversial grilled doughnut hole is a rare exception. We might be looking at one for the history books, Smithsonian.