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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    Apple Fritter

    45
  2. 52
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    30
  3. 20
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    Bloomin' Onion

    51
  4. 7
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    Buffalo Wings

    73
  5. 31
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    Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

    45
  6. 24
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    Chicken Fried Steak

    48
  7. 36
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    Chicken McNuggets

    45
  8. 39
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    42
  9. 18
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    53
  10. 30
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    46
  11. 60
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    new! Deep Fried Milky Way

    23
    added by: jets2008
  12. 23
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    Deep Fried Mushrooms

    49
  13. 44
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    Deep Fried Turkey

    39
    added by: jets2008
  14. 48
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    Deep-Fried French Toast

    35
  15. 58
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    Deep-Fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

    27
  16. 15
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    Doughnut Holes

    54
  17. 5
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    74
  18. 9
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    Eggroll

    69
  19. 53
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    29
  20. 43
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    Fish Sticks

    39
  21. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    French fries

    100
  22. 13
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    Fried Chicken Sandwich

    57
  23. 21
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    Fried Fish

    50
  24. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fried Fish Sandwich

    45
  25. 47
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    Fried Green Tomatoes

    37
    added by: wiabux
  26. 38
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    Fried Ice Cream

    43
  27. 41
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    Fried Mac & Cheese

    40
  28. 46
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    Fried Pickles

    37
  29. 51
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    Fried Ravioli

    31
  30. 59
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    Fried Scallops

    23
    added by: iluvbft
  31. 8
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    Fried Shrimp

    70
  32. 49
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fried Snickers

    34
  33. 50
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    Fried Steak Sandwich

    32
  34. 29
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    Fried Wontons

    46
  35. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fried Zucchini

    46
  36. 2
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    98
  37. 42
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    39
  38. 55
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    29
  39. 11
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    64
  40. 32
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    Hush Puppies

    45
  41. 25
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    Jalapeno Poppers (Cheddar)

    48
  42. 40
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    Jalapeno Poppers (Cream Cheese)

    42
  43. 57
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    28
  44. 4
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    Mozzerella Sticks

    84
  45. 27
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    ranked low on reranks
    Mozzerella Sticks

    47
  46. 3
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    89
  47. 54
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    29
  48. 10
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    Popcorn Chicken

    65
  49. 6
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    Potato Chips

    74
  50. 37
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    43
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