13 Things That Are Better Fried (Slideshow)
August 22, 2013
Let’s take a moment to indulge in our favorite kinds of food: fried food
Avocado Fries Recipe
Fried foods don't always have to mean unhealthy fried foods. Avocado, which is known as a good source of healthy fats, takes on a crispy exterior in this deep-fried recipe.
Costa Rican Tacos Ticos Recipe
Oftentimes people think of taking an ingredient, like a potato or piece of meat, and frying it. This recipe, from Sandra A. Gutierrez' Latin American Street Food, takes an entire dishand fries it. These tacos ticos resemble taquitos, but as you can see, the best part of enjoying them are the toppings.
Deep-Fried Cookie Dough Recipe
As if eating raw cookie dough straight from the package wasn't indulgent enough, someone went and made it even better (and less guilt-ridden, seeing as it's cooked), by deep-frying it. From Taylor Mathis' The Soutern Tailgating Cookbook, these deep-fried cookie dough balls are sure to steal the show, whether at a game or in the comfort of your own home.
Fried Jalapeños Recipe
Crunchy, spicy, and dipped in a red ranch sauce, these fried jalapeños are the next best fried pickle.
Deep-Fried Mars Bars Recipe
This recipe may seem absurd, but it's definitely worth a bite (at least). The rich nougat and caramel filling coated in chocolate that makes a Mars bar takes on a whole new meaning when dredged in a sweetened crust.
Deep-Fried Oreos Recipe
The one thing that's better than an Oreo and a glass of milk is a deep-fried Oreo with a chocolate drizzle. It might sound crazy, but this recipe shows you how truly easy it really is.
West Egg's Fried Pickles Recipe
West Egg Cafe of Atlanta, GA shares their recipe for fried pickles. The salty taste of the pickles comes together perfectly with its deep-fried exterior in this savory dish, which is best served hot from the fryer.
Deep-Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe
Oftentimes, the best fried food is when you get a nice, gooey surprise when you bite into it, like with these macaroni and cheese bites. This recipe uses a childhood favorite, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, as the filling, making it easy for you to get a quick fried fix.
Fried Okra Recipe
Okra is a staple of the South, and it gets even more of a Southern kick when it's dusted in cornmeal and deep-fried.
Fried Ravioli Caprese Stacks Recipe
Don't just boil ravioli — fry them. A golden brown crust is the perfect welcoming gate to tender pasta and a cheesy filling. This recipe stacks the crunchy ravioli with mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes for a fun twist on the caprese salad.
Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers Recipe
Even those who usually choose to skip spicy food will like these poppers. A jalapeño stuffed with cream and cheese and then breaded and fried is the epitome of indulgent food: it's cheesy, it's greasy, and it's fried.
Fried Ice Cream Recipe
Yes, it's true, ice cream can be fried. This recipe shows just how easy it is to do, too. Just make sure to freeze your ice cream long enough so that it maintains its velveety texture after being deep-fried.
Crispy Shrimp Poppers Recipe
Popcorn shrimp, shrimp which are breaded and fried, have long been a fried food favorite. This recipe, however, gives them a "popper" twist, by stuffing them with cream cheese, wrapping them in bacon, and then breading and frying them.