The Best Deep Fried Foods Foods
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The Best Deep Fried Foods

List Criteria: No sautéed foods, stir-fries, or pan-fried foods

Deep-frying imparts tasty, crispy flavor to pretty much any food cooked with this process, and as a result, it appears that people will eat just about anything if it has been deep-fried. There are of course the standard fried foods that are so prevalent in fast food, such as French fries and fried chicken, but many cultures and cuisines enjoy deep fried vegetables, tofu and even insects. A somewhat disturbing trend which has also grown in popularity is that of deep frying junk food, including cookies, candy bars and processed pastries!

Rank your favorites and feel free to add your own. Don't be hesitant; as many state fairs have proven, almost anything goes. Simply think of your favorite foods ever and then deep fry them. Voila: instant fine dining! Some of the most delicious foods in the world are fried, so don't hestitate to consider every option.

What is the strangest deep fried food you've ever tried? Was it any good? If it was, it belongs on this list. Obviously not everyone will love the same thing. French fries? Probably a winner with most. Fried pickles? That might be more of an acquired taste (though they really are delish with some ranch dressing). And here's a thought: Is there a particular vegetable you won't eat, ever? Try frying it up, you might be pleasantly surprised (though your waistline and overall health might eventually suffer).
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    French fries

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    98
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    89
  4. 4
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    Mozzerella Sticks

    84
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    74
  6. 6
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    Potato Chips

    74
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    Buffalo Wings

    73
  8. 8
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    Fried Shrimp

    70
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    Eggroll

    69
  10. 10
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    Popcorn Chicken

    65
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    64
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  13. 13
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    Fried Chicken Sandwich

    57
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    Steak Fries

    56
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    Doughnut Holes

    54
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sweet and Sour Chicken

    54
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    Waffle Fries

    53
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    Tater Tots

    52
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    Bloomin' Onion

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    Fried Fish

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    Deep Fried Mushrooms

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    Chicken Fried Steak

    48
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    Jalapeno Poppers (Cheddar)

    48
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    Mozzerella Sticks

    47
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fried Zucchini

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  29. 29
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    Fried Wontons

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    Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

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    Hush Puppies

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    Apple Fritter

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    Fried Fish Sandwich

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    Chicken McNuggets

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    Fried Ice Cream

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    42
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    Jalapeno Poppers (Cream Cheese)

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    Fried Mac & Cheese

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    Fish Sticks

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    Deep Fried Turkey

    39
    added by: jets2008
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    Sweet Potato Fries

    37
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    Fried Pickles

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    Fried Green Tomatoes

    37
    added by: wiabux
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    Deep-Fried French Toast

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    Fried Snickers

    34
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    Fried Steak Sandwich

    32
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