The Best Fried Foods To Serve At Your Super Bowl Party

Go to any sports bar and what will you find on the menu? Greasy, heart-clogging, stupidly delicious fried foods.

Fried food and sports, especially football, are perfect complements; they make the experience of both exponentially better. What would a huge pile of wings be without football? More importantly, what is football without the wings?

To help all Americans eat their weight in fried goodness, we've compiled a list of the 11 best, not-to-be-missed fried treats to serve during the Super Bowl LI.  Make sure you're well-stocked with ketchup, ranch dressing, and marinara sauce because some serious dipping action is coming your way.

But before you start playing with hot and dangerous oil, read our guide to "Deep-Frying the Safest and Healthiest Way Possible." Hot oil is just that: hot. Always be sure you are careful, clean, and mindful of the frying temperature. The best way to do this is to use a thermometer!

Check out this list of the 11 best fried Super Bowl eats to serve up at your game-day party. 

Cocoa Pebbles Churros

Ground up Cocoa Pebbles are mixed into the churro batter and also tossed with the cinnamon sugar that coats the freshly fried chocolatey churros.

For the Cocoa Pebbles Churros recipe, click here. 

Coconut Shrimp

It's almost too easy to throw this dish together: Simply dredge the shrimp in batter, roll in coconut flakes, and deep-fry until tantalizingly golden.

For Tommy's Famous Coconut Shrimp recipe, click here.

Cookie Dough

For when eating plain cookie dough isn't indulgent enough — deep-fry those suckers.

For the Deep Fried Cookie Dough recipe, click here.

Gouda Tater Tots

Simply mix together cooked shredded potatoes with smoked Cheddar and Gouda cheese for a cheesy, crunchy side dish everyone will fight over. 

For the Gouda Tater Tots recipe, click here.

Mac and Cheese Balls

First, freeze balls of leftover mac and cheese, then roll the balls in seasoned breadcrumbs. After a quick, three-minute trip to the fryer, this will be some of yummiest mac and cheese you've ever had. 

For the Deep-Fried Mac and Cheese Balls recipe, click here.


This variation rolls guacamole balls in crushed tortilla chips, and then deep fries them

For the Deep-Fried Guacamole recipe, click here. 

Mozzarella Sticks

Take string cheese and coat it in a seasoned mixture of breadcrumbs and flour, then fry it until golden and super melty on the inside. These are best eaten freshly made and super-hot.

For the Mozzarella Sticks recipe, click here.


Dredge sliced pickles in flour, egg, and then panko breadcrumbs before sending them into the oil. Get 'em while their hot!

For the Fried Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears recipe, click here.

Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese and fried are the epitome of indulgent food: They're cheesy, spicy, and crunchy all at once.  

For the Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers recipe, click here.

Cheesy Sriracha Corn Dog Poppers

What is better than corn dogs dipped in sriracha? Mini corn dogs dipped in sriracha!

For the Cheesy Sriracha Corn Dog Poppers recipe, click here.


You can't do the Super Bowl without wings (and we have a monster number of recipes to choose from). If you like them hot, check out his recipe by master chef Mario Batali and you can't go wrong.

For Mario's Big Game Wings recipe, click here.