Yes, you can deep-fry watermelon, even though it’s full of water. An egg-white-based batter works best to keep the finished product light and fluffy; you can find a recipe here.
The guys behind the aptly-named DudeFoods.com figured out a way to take deep-fried bacon one step further, by deep-frying Baconnaise, a mayo-based bacon-flavored spread. We can’t imagine this tasting very good.
Taking an ear of corn and tossing it into the deep fryer is actually a delicious way to cook it. But you can take it one step further by rolling it in a buttermilk and cornmeal-based coating and deep-frying the whole thing. You can make it yourself, but you can also find it at some barbecue places.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.