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The 5 Craziest Foods Ever Deep-Fried

If we've learned one thing about food in the past few years, it's that if it exists, someone will find a way to deep-fry it.
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If we've learned one thing about food in the past few years, it's that if it exists, someone will find a way to deep-fry it. The results aren't always delicious, but they sure are fun.

If you want to deep-fry something that's never been deep-fried before, all it takes is a little creative ingenuity. Want to deep-fry beer? Just enclose it in a ravioli pocket first. Kool-Aid? Soak some cake in the stuff, then batter and fry it. Or how about pizza or bacon? Heck, that's easy; just batter either and throw it into the bubbling oil!

While it might sound relatively easy to deep-fry something, it's not always as easy as dropping something into hot oil. The moisture content of the food needs to be taken into account (the batter can slide right off if it's too wet), as does the temperature of the oil. You'll also need to figure out whether you should use batter or breading. But the trial-and-error process is all a part of the fun, and when you finally hit the nail on the head you could find yourself the center of some serious culinary attention.

Professional chefs tend to not spend too much time trying to figure out crazy things to deep-fry, so this honorable task is generally left to the amateurs and small-time restaurant owners, who show off their skills at state and county fairs. Most of the craziest things ever fried are sold at state fairs yearly, in fact, so if you want to get in on the craziness, plan on visiting one. In the meantime, you can whet your appetite with this list of bizarre deep-fried foods.

Cadbury Creme Eggs
It was bound to happen eventually. All it takes is a Cadbury Creme Egg, a simple batter, and a deep-fryer, and all your friends will either love you or hate you. Photo Credit: © Flickr / Emma StoryClick Here to See More of the Craziest Foods Ever Deep-Fried
Butter
Every state fair seems to be serving deep-fied butter on a stick at this point, mostly because it’s about the unhealthiest-sounding thing ever invented. Butter (up to a whole stick, depending on where you find it) is rolled in cinnamon sugar, battered, and fried, and the end result is, well, crazy. Photo Credit: © Flickr / Joe Utsler
Bubble Gum
Deep-frying actual bubble gum wouldn’t work very well, but the Texas State Fair sells bubble-gum-flavored marshmallows dipped in bubble-gum-flavored batter, deep fried, and topped with bubble-gum-flavored frosting and mini Chiclets. Apparently, it doesn’t taste too good. Photo Credit: © Flickr / Mike DavisClick Here to See More of the Craziest Foods Ever Deep-Fried
White Castle Burgers
Spotted at the Orange County, Calif. Fair, a White Castle slider was dipped in batter, bun and all, and deep-fried. We’re sorry to admit that this actually sounds pretty good. Photo Credit: © Flickr / calamity_hane
Salsa
Found at — where else? — the Texas State Fair, this was also reportedly quite delicious. Salsa is mixed with corn masa, rolled into a ball, then rolled in crushed tortilla chips and deep-fried. Served with queso dip on the side, of course. Click Here to See More of the Craziest Foods Ever Deep-FriedPhoto Credit: bigtex.com


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