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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    new! Deep Fried Milky Way

    23
    added by: jets2008
  2. 59
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    Fried Scallops

    23
    added by: iluvbft
  3. 58
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    Deep-Fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

    27
  4. 57
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    28
  5. 56
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    28
  6. 55
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    29
  7. 54
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    29
  8. 53
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    29
  9. 52
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    30
  10. 51
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    Fried Ravioli

    31
  11. 50
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    Fried Steak Sandwich

    32
  12. 49
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fried Snickers

    34
  13. 48
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    Deep-Fried French Toast

    35
  14. 47
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    Fried Green Tomatoes

    37
    added by: wiabux
  15. 46
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    Fried Pickles

    37
  16. 45
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    Sweet Potato Fries

    37
  17. 44
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    Deep Fried Turkey

    39
    added by: jets2008
  18. 43
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    Fish Sticks

    39
  19. 42
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    39
  20. 41
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    Fried Mac & Cheese

    40
  21. 40
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    Jalapeno Poppers (Cream Cheese)

    42
  22. 39
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    42
  23. 38
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    Fried Ice Cream

    43
  24. 37
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    43
  25. 36
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    Chicken McNuggets

    45
  26. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fried Fish Sandwich

    45
  27. 34
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    45
  28. 33
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    Apple Fritter

    45
  29. 32
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    Hush Puppies

    45
  30. 31
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    Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

    45
  31. 30
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    46
  32. 29
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    Fried Wontons

    46
  33. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fried Zucchini

    46
  34. 27
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    ranked low on reranks
    Mozzerella Sticks

    47
  35. 26
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    47
  36. 25
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    Jalapeno Poppers (Cheddar)

    48
  37. 24
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    Chicken Fried Steak

    48
  38. 23
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    Deep Fried Mushrooms

    49
  39. 22
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    50
  40. 21
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    Fried Fish

    50
  41. 20
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    Bloomin' Onion

    51
  42. 19
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    Tater Tots

    52
  43. 18
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    53
  44. 17
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    Waffle Fries

    53
  45. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sweet and Sour Chicken

    54
  46. 15
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    Doughnut Holes

    54
  47. 14
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    Steak Fries

    56
  48. 13
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    Fried Chicken Sandwich

    57
  49. 12
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    62
  50. 11
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    64
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