Deep fried food is comforting, filling, and versatile. Here are ten fried foods that are uncommon, but must be tried. Don’t wait until the next county fair to taste the deliciously greasy treats.
By Annelise McAuliffe
While deep frying is smelly and requires proper disposal of the leftover oil, it is fairly easy to accomplish. Once you have your favorite coating batter nailed down, dip on! An important lesson we have learned from this article: anything you love can be dipped, fried, and taste ten times better. Crisp away.
1. Jelly Beans
Common at the Springfield, Massachusetts fair, plus many others, the flavored beans are mixed in with funnel cake batter and deep fried. The big question is, can you guess the bean flavor once it is fried?
This is just like guacamole dip and chips in one round, bite-sized piece. Mix up your seasoned avocado recipe, chill, roll into balls, dip in crushed chips, and fry!
3. Cadbury Cream Egg
If you try this, it will permanently become a new staple on your Easter menu. Unwrap, coat in flour, then batter, and fry. Then comes the hardest part, being able to resist eating all of the eggs at once. They’re salty, and the chocolate is just warm enough to be soft, with an oozing, creamy filling poking its way out in between it all.
4. Beer & Cola
Oil and water do not mix, but you can fry some liquids. Cooking the beer to a syrup form makes it the perfect filling for deep fried pouches of dough. Similarly, cola that is fried can simply be incorporated into a batter, balled, and fried. Try topping them with a splash of the beverage and some whipped cream.
Whether is is fragrant rose petals, whole orchids, or savory onion or zucchini blossoms this fried food is much lighter than most.
Butter fried in oil, what could be better than that? The Texas State Fair has literally destroyed tastebuds with this addictive food. Roll and chill whipped butter, dip in a sweetened batter, fry, and die a little on the inside with each tempting bite.
Similar to a crispy, fried chicken batter, deep fried bacon is irresistible. There is nothing healthy about it, but if served with gravy it is almost like having a complete meal.
8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
The favorite cookie, all gooey on the inside and crisp on the outside. So the next time you make cookies, save some of the dough, batter and fry it. You won’t be sorry.
To keep the balls together, a touch of Russian dressing or cheese is added to the fried delights. For full on satisfaction, serves with bratwurst, either on the side or dare we say, cut and rolled into the batter dipped balls.
So maybe you shouldn’t try this one. Perhaps it be left for your imagination or a dare. However, when it comes to fried bugs, tarantulas are rumored to be the best. Their chitin layer is rather thin so they are not unbearably crunchy and there is plenty of meat on the invertebrates to satisfy hunger. Continue at your own risk.