10 Craziest Foods Ever Deep-Fried (Slideshow)
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.
Corn on the Cob
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.