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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    Deep Fried Milky Way

    22
    added by: jets2008
  2. 58
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    Fried Scallops

    23
    added by: iluvbft
  3. 57
    Up 28
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    Deep-Fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

    27
  4. 56
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    28
  5. 55
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    28
  6. 54
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    28
  7. 53
    Up 36
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    29
  8. 52
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    29
  9. 51
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    30
  10. 50
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    Fried Ravioli

    31
  11. 49
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    Fried Steak Sandwich

    32
  12. 48
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    Fried Snickers

    34
  13. 47
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    Deep-Fried French Toast

    35
  14. 46
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    Fried Pickles

    37
  15. 45
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    Fried Green Tomatoes

    38
    added by: wiabux
  16. 44
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    Sweet Potato Fries

    38
  17. 43
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    Down 16
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    Deep Fried Turkey

    39
    added by: jets2008
  18. 42
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    39
  19. 41
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    Fish Sticks

    39
  20. 40
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    Fried Mac & Cheese

    40
  21. 39
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    42
  22. 38
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    Jalapeno Poppers (Cream Cheese)

    42
  23. 37
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    43
  24. 36
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    Fried Ice Cream

    43
  25. 35
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    45
  26. 34
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    Chicken McNuggets

    45
  27. 33
    Up 136
    Down 66

    Apple Fritter

    45
  28. 32
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fried Fish Sandwich

    45
  29. 31
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    Down 79

    Hush Puppies

    45
  30. 30
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    Down 59

    Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

    45
  31. 29
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    46
  32. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fried Zucchini

    46
  33. 27
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    Down 49

    Fried Wontons

    46
  34. 26
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    47
  35. 25
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    Jalapeno Poppers (Cheddar)

    48
  36. 24
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    Down 77

    Deep Fried Mushrooms

    49
  37. 23
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    Chicken Fried Steak

    49
  38. 22
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    50
  39. 21
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    Fried Fish

    51
  40. 20
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    Bloomin' Onion

    51
  41. 19
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    Tater Tots

    53
  42. 18
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    53
  43. 17
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    ranked low on reranks
    Waffle Fries

    54
  44. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sweet and Sour Chicken

    54
  45. 15
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    Down 74

    Doughnut Holes

    54
  46. 14
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    Down 78

    Steak Fries

    56
  47. 13
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    Down 72

    Fried Chicken Sandwich

    57
  48. 12
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    Down 0

    new! Doughnut

    58
  49. 11
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    62
  50. 10
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    65
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