Mirror Mirror on the wall, which unusually delicious fried food is the "fair"-est of them all? There’s something so divinely decadent about deep fried foods that we can’t resist. When was the last time you said "No, thanks" to a golden, crispy French fry? While many of our fried favorites are best left to the statewide carnival style celebrations we all know and love, with a little time and a lot of hot oil, you can can make some delectable fried treats at home. Here's a collection of amazing fried food, the food of the drunk, the Southern and the daring.
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Put down that corn dog. Step away from the funnel cakes. Its time you tried something remarkable; something from myth. That’s right, folks. It’s time to learn how to make fried coke right in your own kitchen. The gelatinous Coca-Cola-infused snack won the "most creative" title at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, and since then, this deep-fried deliciousness has spread all across the country. This delectable treat is actually not that hard to make, so spice up your next snack, and fry up some Coke!
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Deep fried peanut butter and jelly, you say? That’s right. It’s borderline crazy, but what you get when you deep fry your childhood classic is pure sandwich gold. It’s crispy, crunchy, ooey and goey. It’s sure to bring a smile to your face, and tastes amazing with an ice-cold glass of milk. Dare to be different, and fry your next PB&J!
Be still my heart - literally! Deep-fried butter balls are an unholy creation prepared exactly as you may expect: Golf ball-sized scoops of whipped butter, rolled in a sweet dough, flavored with sugar or whatever your mind can come up with, tossed in a deep fryer and served piping hot. Yep. That’s it. Fried butter. I dare you. I double dog dare you!
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Fried Goat Cheese
Snacks are the best, and some of the best snacks have something to do with goat cheese. That pungent, tangy, sweet and salty cheese can take any ordinary munchy and make it wonderful. But did you know you could make your goat cheese both crispy and creamy? That’s right. Goat cheese is breadable, and therefore, friable! With a zesty crust and a smooth, warm and tasty interior, these bites are sure to wake up your next party or snack-time.
Creative? Ridiculous? Beyond human comprehension? All of these things encompass what is fried bubble gum. While there’s not actually any real bubble gum speak of in this dish, there’s a whole gamut of bubble gum flavored and scented things that have been fried, drizzled and dipped to make this bit of fried lore reality.
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Go big or go home, you guys. You can go huge with these fried Oreos. There’s little better than these, one of the hands down, tastiest fried treats of all. Dipped in pancake batter, then deep fried, fried Oreos are sinfully decadent, delicious, scrumptious, mouth watering, and mind blowing. Luckily, you don’t need to wait for the next state fair to get your fix. They’re actually really easy to make! The hard part is keeping them around!
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Chicken Fried Bacon
Chicken fried bacon sounds exactly like what it is. While some may argue that there’s little better than bacon, there’s something oddly alluring about battered and fried bacon. The super crunchy, ultra bacon-y wonder that is the chicken fried bacon has got to be, hands down, one of the best things to come out of any state fair yet, and is exceptionally easy to make in your own kitchen. Try it out, why don’t you? You’ll never look at plain bacon the same again.
Long live the red, white and blue! And fried beer! I mean, what could be more fun, and more ‘Merican than drinking beer? Eating beer, obviously. Deep-fried beer’s inventor, Mark Zable, says, “It tastes like you took a bite of hot pretzel dough and then took a drink of beer." But instead of eating pretzel dough and then lifting up your heavy glass and moving your lips to drink beer, you can do it all in one swift and easy motion. It's like a hot pocket that will get you drunk!
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Fried Cadbury Eggs
Have you ever wondered what a deep fried Cadbury Crème Egg tastes like? Well, if you have, you’re not alone. In fact, many people have wondered what it’d be like to put one of those infamous Easter treats into a fryer, and word has it that they come out a crispy, ooey, gooey masterpieces of heavenly joy. Seriously. Straight from heaven.
Pizza is one of the best foods on planet earth, no doubt; but did you know that you could batter and fry it? Mind blowing, isn’t it? Crisp and airy, deep fried pizza not only changes in taste, but also in nutrition. While a slice of deep-fried pizza may not be something that you should have more than once a week, or even once a year, the experience is one that is hard to beat. Scrumptious!
There’s a lot of words that can be used to describe deep-fried pickles. Tangy. Crunchy. Mouth-watering. But perhaps there's one word that best captures the southern favorite: addictive. Try them with a dill dipping sauce and you will never go back to fries again. No wonder fried pickles are so popular in the South!
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