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->"''Americans love to eat. They are fatally attracted to the slow-death of fast food. Hot dogs, corn dogs, triple bacon cheeseburgers, deep-fried butter dipped in pork fat and cheese-whiz, mayonnaise-soaked barbecue, mozzarella patty melts. Americans will eat anything. Anything. [[RuleofThree ANYTHING]]. Shit, if you were selling fried raccoons assholes on a stick, Americans would buy them and eat them! Especially if you were to dip them in butter and put a little salsa on them!''"
-->'''Creator/GeorgeCarlin''' (not a fan himself), ''Life Is Worth Losing''

In the practice of deep-frying, your item of choice is submerged in hot oil or fat, where it cooks extremely quickly and gains a crispy, very tasty exterior. Soaking things in boiling-hot fat can make ''anything'' delicious. A common practice is to take something already delicious, loaded with fat and sugar, and deep-fry it '''[[UpToEleven FOR EXTRA FLAVOR]]'''. When this trope is pushed to absurd levels, it is always PlayedForLaughs.

In RealLife, deep-frying is popular in America (particularly in the DeepSouth), Scotland, and parts of Asia. A possible reason for its success is because deep-frying is so much ''faster'' than other methods of cooking. Once the oil is hot enough, the food cooks in minutes. This is particularly good in hot climates (like the American South and the parts of Asia, like Guangdong Province in China, where it is widespread), because when it's hot outside and there's no air conditioning, you want to stay out of the hot kitchen as much as possible. And since the heat makes a seal in the outer layer of the food, the inside is not as greasy as one might expect (if it is, someone did something wrong), as opposed to pan frying. Indeed, properly deep-fried food is actually ''steamed'' on the inside, as the high temperature causes the water present in most food to vaporize; the pressure generated from the steam combined with the fact that fat and water repel each other ensures that the fat only penetrates the outermost layer if you've done things right.[[note]]This is why, when one makes french fries/chips well, the outer layer is crispy while the inner parts seem more like a baked or boiled potato.[[/note]] Note, however, that batter will almost always absorb the fat; if you do things properly, though, whatever it is you've battered still won't absorb the fat, which is why properly-made fried chicken isn't greasy on the inside.

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[[folder:{{Advertising}}]]
* A parody: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPkMUU9tUqk Jones' Good Ass BBQ and Foot Massage]] - "We'll fry anything you want for $5.99. And those that's friable or edible, we gonna make it deliciounable! We will fry parts of the chicken you didn't even know where friable! The beak! The feathers! We'll fry candy bars! And all that European stuff you don't normally eat (french bread, french fries, french onion dip), you can bring it down and we'll fry it for you!"
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[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'': In prison, Rorschach uses hot frying oil as a weapon in the cafeteria. He burns the other guy badly enough to kill him.
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[[folder:{{Film}}]]
* Used in an unusual way in the Japanese movie ''The Machine Girl'': Tempura is a deadly weapon. Several characters get their limbs fried off.
* Fried shrimp is deadly in the eyes in ''Film/{{RoboGeisha}}'' by the same people.
* In ''Film/ScotlandPA'', the [=McBeths=] threaten to kill Norm Duncan by shoving his face into the frying oil, then end up actually doing so by accident. Sort of. You really had to be there. This also serves as the source of Pat [=McBeth's=] OutDamnedSpot scenes: When Duncan dies, a small splash of frying oil burns her hand; as she goes mad, she becomes convinced that the burn is getting worse, even though it's completely healed.
* In an extra feature on the DVD of ''Film/SuperSizeMe'', Morgan Spurlock visits a fish and chip shop that also experiments with deep-frying candy bars. Since Morgan is still on his [=McDonald's=]-only diet while they visit, he defers to his cameraman.
* In the Irish movie ''The Van'', the main characters renovate a chipper (a food service truck) and go into business selling fried food. Although the battered and deep-fried [[ToiletHumor used diaper]] may be presumed to be an inversion of this trope.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} 2'', this appears to be the Fairy Godmother's standard way of dealing with stress.
--> '''Fairy Godmother:''' I don't care whose fault this was, just get it sorted! And could someone please bring me something deep fat fried and smothered in chocolate...
* Bill Forsyth's ''Comfort and Joy'', set in Glasgow, ends with protagonist Alan creating a truce between rival ice cream vendors (from the same family) by getting them to collaborate on selling ice cream fritters. Since only he knows the secret ingredient essential to making them, he gets to call the shots on the deal.
* ''Film/{{Doomsday}}'' brings us deep-fried Sean Pertwee, courtesy of the Glaswegian punk cannibals.
* Doc Hopper's French Fried Frogs' Legs in ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', both Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegle themselves list one of their good points as the invention of the deep-fried stoat. Although the Feegles acknowledge that it's mostly a good point because it saved some other poor devil from inventing it. It's still probably better than a non-deep-fried stoat.
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[[folder:LiveActionTV]]
* On a Christmas episode of ''Series/MenBehavingBadly'', Tony gets given a deep-fat fryer for Christmas. Over the course of the episode he deep-fries an array of unlikely foodstuffs, culminating in him deep-frying the telephone.
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' featured the Cornballer, one of the Bluth family's more unfortunate business ventures. A deep-fat fryer for making fried corn balls in the home, it was discontinued in the US because the device was scalding hot to the touch. It was still being sold in Mexico, where angry citizens imprisoned an escaped George Sr. after recognizing him from the {{infomercial}} for it.
* Used brilliantly on ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in the episode with four Thanksgivings. Sookie's husband Jackson deep-fried the turkey, then got drunk and began deep frying other things. As Sookie, a genius master chef, [[INeedAFreakingDrink got drunker]] [[DrowningMySorrows and drunker]] in order to cope, she lamented that the only reason the mattresses were intact was that they wouldn't fit, a yell was heard in the background of: 'Deep-fried Shoe!' At which point [[{{Facepalm}} she buried her face in her hands]]. She eventually holds up her margarita glass in a resigned toast.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', [[FishOutOfWater Crichton]] doesn't even have the standard [[FoodPills food cubes]] to eat, and so he decides to fry the little creatures that are used for brushing teeth. When told they aren't edible, Crichton says "You can eat anything if it's fried!" Unfortunately for him, [[ForeignQueasine he's wrong.]]
* During one ''Series/MythBusters'' test, Grant announced that he would [[TemptingFate eat his multitool pouch]] if anything went wrong with his R/C rig. [[GenreSavvy You can guess what happened.]] We don't get to see Grant chowing down, but he ''does'' announce that he gets to pick the recipe, and he's thinking deep fried with powdered sugar.
* ''Series/KenanAndKel'': In one episode, Kenan and Kel are asked by a girl Kenan likes to hold on to her shirt that her grandmother knitted for her before she died. Three guesses as to what happens next. [[spoiler:The deep-frying only happens in the end. There were other mishaps]].
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** On "The Gunslinger" episode, Crow and Servo decided to deep fry the fan mail. When asked why, Servo responded with, "I'm not sure I understand the question..."
** Dr. Forrester deep fried ''Frank'' as a punishment.
--->'''TV's Frank:''' There, I'm deep fried. Can we be friends now?
** In the "Track of the Moon Beast" episode, Crow and Servo order an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blooming_onion onion blossomer]], and proceed to blossom and deep-fry everything in sight, including a bowling ball, a caulking gun, Mike's wallet, and Servo's ''head'', which Crow serves with a peppercorn ranch dipping sauce.
* Naturally, ''Series/GoodEats'' has done several episodes on the subject of frying. In the first dedicated episode, ''Fry Hard'', Alton makes fish and chips in an attempt to silence his busybody sister Marsha, who is (at the moment) on an anti-fat crusade, by pointing out that frying is only unhealthy if you do it wrong.
* Paula Deen's many cooking shows involve extremes of deep fried food. Among the most egregious examples was an actual ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42oUVwyFsZI cheesecake]]'' wrapped in wonton dough and given the deep fry treatment.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Eleventh Hour", the [[TheNthDoctor newly-regenerated]] Eleventh Doctor finds almost everything in young Amelia Pond's fridge revolting to his new taste buds. He retorts to her "[[NationalStereotypes You're Scottish! Fry something!]]"
* In a ''Series/MADtv'' parody of Creator/AaronSpelling ActionGirl shows, a trio of fast-food workers find a bomb in their restaurant. So one of the girls dunks the bomb in batter and deep-fries it, and it explodes harmlessly within the breading shell. The audience cheers.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Castle sleeps with his first ex-wife when she rolls into town for a short time. He compares it to the guilty pleasure of a "deep fried Twinkie".
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' pokes fun at Texas's obsession with fried meat and UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball:
-->'''Howard:''' Sheldon knows football?
-->'''Leonard:''' Apparently.
-->'''Howard:''' I mean, [[Literature/HarryPotter Quidditch]], sure. But football?
-->'''Leonard:''' Sheldon, how do you know this stuff?
-->'''Sheldon:''' [[SouthernFriedGenius I grew up in Texas.]] Football is ubiquitous in Texas. Pro football, college football, high school football, peewee football - in fact, every form of football except the original, [[TheBeautifulGame European football]], which most Texans believe to be a Commie plot.
-->'''Leonard:''' Unbelievable.
-->'''Sheldon:''' If you’re interested, I also know all about frying meat that isn’t chicken as if it were chicken.
-->'''Leonard:''' So you could teach me?
-->'''Sheldon:''' Football or chicken-fried meats?
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* Creator/OsamuTezuka's ''Manga/{{Ode to Kirihito}}'' has a character who is a sideshow freak, 'the human tempura'. She covers herself in batter and is deep-fried, then with split-second timing is brought out again and bursts through the dough, alive. [[TrainingFromHell Her training was hell]] and normal circuses won't take her because her act is too depraved. [[spoiler: She ultimately tragically dies doing this with an improvised spoon to make money.]] Apparently she didn't realize that her basic tumbling talents were much safer and easier and just as likely to net some dough performing on the street.
* Tempura is an even deadlier weapon in ''Manga/IchiTheKiller''.
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[[folder:{{Music}}]]
* The Music/{{Danielson}} song "Lil Norge" briefly contrasts the culinary preferences of Norway and the US:
-->We prefer fresh bread over things that are fried.\\
There's no limit to what you fry, \\
or my oil money buy.
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[[folder:NewspaperComics]]
* The eponymous feline in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' certainly embodies this. In fact, one of his slogans is "If it ain't deep-fried, it ain't worth eating".
* A fried variant occurs in [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2003-07-19 this]] ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' strip.
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[[folder:Standup Comedy]]
* Creator/GeorgeCarlin's disgust with Fat America, as seen in the Trope quote above.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* The 3rd episode of ''VideoGame/WallaceAndGromitsGrandAdventures'', "Muzzled!", features a deep-frying machine. Sadly, Gromit won't put anything in there besides a puzzle-solving item.
* ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'', [[LethalChef Selan's]] deep-fried jelly in olive oil.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' introduces the Tempura Wizard enemy who can turn Pit into fried shrimp that it can eat for a OneHitKill. The Tempura Bomb in the game's multiplayer matches have the same effect.
* {{S|tudentCouncilPresident}}hizune of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' supports this trope.
-->'''[[SignedLanguage Shizune:]]''' [Fried things are always delicious. There is always an exception for them.]
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood'', one of the food items that the Flotsam Island Ladies' Night Buffet Table will include, according to W.P. Grindstump, is the "Deep-Fried Petit Fours".[[note]]In case you didn't know, a "petit four" is a small cake confection generally eaten at the end of a meal or served as part of a large buffet or dessert.[[/note]]
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[[folder:WebAnimation]]
* Even being shoved into his own donut fryer doesn't stop WebAnimation/HomestarRunner from singing its praises in "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/doughnutstand.html Donut Unto Others]]".
-->'''Homestar:''' [[OwMyBodypart Ah! My face!]] My delicious fried face!
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[[folder:{{Webcomics}}]]
* One ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' arc involved a quest for The Ultimate Food Preparation/Additive. Competitors included Chocolate, Salt, Garlic Butter and, finally, 'Battered and Deep Fried'. Which won out in the end. Salt was a clear contender, and may have won without the intervention of Bun-bun.
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/0p9 Your friend is a bit too crispy and delicious to talk now.]]
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[[folder:WebOriginal]]
* [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-807 Heart Attack on a Plate.]][[labelnote:Note]]To clarify, [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-807]] is a ceramic plate that turns any food that is served on it into an artery clogging delight with enhanced [[UptoEleven flavor & aroma]]. Unfortunately, said food is so unhealthy that most creatures ''undergo cardiac arrest five minutes after eating it''.[[/labelnote]]
* WebVideo/EpicMealTime deepfries a lot of things in beer batter.
* Webrestaurantstore.com, which usually offers rather reasonable how-to cooking videos has one featuring the host attempting to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkXy12xVnRs deep-fry gnocchi]]. It does not go well. Inspired by the video, other cooks tried it, and as it turns out, it ''can'' be done, but you have to boil the gnocchi first.
* A yearly trek for [[TheCinemaSnob Team Snob]] is the Illinois State Fair, where they do an episode of "Brad Tries" featuring whatever happens to look good (or bad) and includes several fried dishes. Examples of which are deep fried shark (bland, not sharky), a deep fried pickle w/ 1000 island shiracha inside (gross), and deep fried cookie dough topped with powdered sugar (''heavenly'').
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** In one episode, the Smiths own a deep fryer and have a conversation at the beginning of the episode about how good the food they cook with it is. Then Francine drops her ink pen in the fryer, takes a bite out of it and remarks that "it even makes this pen taste good".
** Francine developed something of an obsession with frying stuff in that episode to the point that she appeared borderline insane. She was planning on deep frying a live chick, and later she takes Steve's new bunny right out of his hands and cheerily declares that "I'm gonna pop you right in the fryer!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** When Moe's becomes a family-friendly TGI Friday's-type restaurant in "Bart Sells His Soul", he purchases a deep-fryer which deep fries ''everything'', including champagne bottles.
-->'''Moe:''' The deep fryer's here. Heh heh, I got it used from the navy. You can flash-fry a buffalo in forty seconds.
-->'''Homer:''' Forty seconds? But I want it now!
** In another episode, Homer ordered from a fast food drive-thru and got everything deep fried - including the bag AndADietCoke.
** Homer deep-fries his shirt in one episode. Even clothing's better deep fried!
--->'''Homer:''' And you said they couldn't deep-fry my shirt!
--->'''Marge:''' I didn't say they couldn't, I said ''you shouldn't''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', when Todd and Riely run off and join the carnival, Riely ends up running the deep fry anything stands. The things she gets handed to deep fry includes roadkill and a football.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Mutual of Omabwah", Bill and Boomhauer get a deep fryer, and use it on lots of things, including an already deep-fried chicken leg.
-->'''Bill:''' If everyone deep-fried their food, there would be no war.
** [[HilarityEnsues Then the spill some and cause a grease fire.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' had a cartoon about "Billy the Beef Tallow Boy," who deep-fried everything that was brought before him, even inedible objects like a car and a pair of shoes.
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' touches on it. When the Stimpletons are asked to temporarily watch the Shore Shack, [[CrankyNeighbor Merv]] at first objects, until Violet says "Let's play with the deep fat fryer" and he is quieted down.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** "Squeaky Boots": When Spongebob's new squeaky boots began to drive Mr. Krabs crazy, he steals them, dumps them in frying oil, and eats them in a bout of insanity.
** One episode features an escalating grease-war between Krabs and Plankton.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'': During a barbecue, Shake and Carl deep-fry an ''entire'' cow injected with cheese in its udders and force fed it bacon and ranch dressing before it died. They then dump the hundreds of gallons of grease in the forest, provoking the wrath of the trees inside of it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman sit down to eat KFC, but as soon as the others turn their backs, Cartman gobbles up the skin for himself. The others complain that the fried skin is the best part. Kenny even starts crying.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' have placed bugs and other small animals into Burger World's deep fryer and served them to the customers.
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[[folder: RealLife]]
* French fries. [[CaptainObvious They taste better deep-fried]].
** Heck, fried potatoes in general.
** YMMV - Some people can ''bake'' fries that turn out well, but really, it's much easier to just deep fry them.
* Fried ice cream. For those wondering how it's possible: first you bread a ball of ice cream, and then there's two ways to fry it. There's the "fry it very quickly" method or the "freeze rock-solid, then fry almost as quickly" method. Generally not recommended for the inexperienced chef.
* [[http://listsgalore.blogspot.com/2008/08/25-awesome-foods-you-never-knew-could.html 25 foods you didn't know could be deep fried!]] Includes chocolate chip cookie dough, pop tarts, and the cheeseburger in the picture above.
* [[http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/ The website]] [[http://thisiswhyyourefat.tumblr.com/archive This is Why You're Fat]] (examples include: Double Bypass Burger - burger topped with five slices of bacon, four slices of cheese, two fried eggs, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and onion between two buns made up of two grilled-cheese sandwhiches, deep fried ravioli, and deep fried corn flake twinkies). So good yet soooooo bad!
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_fried_turkey Deep fried turkey]] for Thanksgiving! Profoundly dangerous, but incredibly good, it's something of a high-risk, high-reward approach to the Thanksgiving bird. [[Series/GoodEats Alton Brown]] once built a derrick to make the entire procedure somewhat safe. It's not that dangerous if you cook it outside, follow all the safety tips (Alton Brown's method may seem extreme, but it isn't that much work considering what that oil can do), and keep a fire extinguisher on hand. And unlike most of the examples here, Fried Turkey is as healthy as it is delicious (it's not battered, so little to no grease is absorbed during cooking)! William Shatner and State Farm presents a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYkRF_FmD40 PSA]] on safe turkey frying (protip: if you take away nothing else, remember to fry outside and well away from flammable things like trees and houses, thaw the turkey thoroughly before frying, and be very careful lowering the turkey into the oil).
* Scotland brings us the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fried_mars_bar fried Mars Bar]] as well as deep-fried pizza. Scotland also has fast food venues which offer to deep fry anything you want.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fried_Coke Deep-fried Coca-cola?]]
* Among the offerings at the 2011 California State Fair: deep-fried ''[=KoolAid=]''.
* The DeepSouth is (in)famous for its use of fried foods, ranging from internationally popular (Kentucky Fried Chicken) to the obscure (okra, green tomatoes). Deep frying is a quick and effective means to cook food, and coupled with the warm climate, saved preparation time in an infernally hot kitchen. In the South, it is not preferable to slave over a hot oven or stove, since it is consistently hot for most of the year. Thus, faster methods of cooking, including frying, are more often practiced.
* County fairs are good places to find fried foods, and often they will have something different every year, such as deep-fried snickers bars or pickles. From ''DaveBarry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need'', describing the advantages of vacationing in the US:
-->''"Often there will be local fairs and festivals, where the kids can ride on the Whirl-'n'-Puke while Mom and Dad enjoy tasty local cuisine such as French fried potatoes, fried chicken, fried onion rings, fried dough, and fried frying oil fried with fried sugar."''
* Fried dough is basically funnel cake without the funnel. A slight difference, but a difference nonetheless, and some individuals in New England will proceed to [[FandomBerserkButton Gannon Ban]] you if you mistake their fried dough for funnel cake or vice versa.
* Deep-fried Mars bar was a joke item that gained popularity. Similarly, there are deep-fried Twinkies or deep fried Oreos.
* Chimichangas, i.e. deep fried burritos.
* To add insult to an injury, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Kiev Chicken Kiev]]. If you discount the chicken, it's basically a [[UpToEleven deep-fried butter]]. With herbs, though. Everything's healthier with herbs.
* [[http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32665106/ns/today-foodwine/ Did someone say Deep-Fried Butter?]]
* South East Asians are very familiar with fried bananas as a snack item. Fried bananas are sometimes found in Brazilian restaurants, too, and are a common sight in Caribbean cuisine, as well.
* A variety of countries in Latin America have fried plantain. Of course, the plantain when used for this is starchy rather than sweet, so it makes a kind of sense: although biologically a type of banana, culinarily it's more like a potato that happens to grow on a tree.
* ''Platanos'' deep fried with sour cream and refried beans is one of the more bizarre - not to mention delicious - aspects of Central American cuisine.
* This is not just an American trope -- in Taiwan they have little carts called xiansuji, which offer a variety of items to be deep fried, including bread, pork blood, chicken feet, and corn dogs, not to mention more regular fare such as chicken, hot dogs, green beans, etc.
* Tempura makes EVERYTHING delicious. For those unable to track down authentic tempura flour, instant pancake mix makes for a decent enough substitute.
* A restaurant in Brooklyn owned by a Brit called the [[http://www.chipshopnyc.com/ Chip Shop]] will fry up anything you want. The [[http://www.chipshopnyc.com/menus/park-slope-menu menu]] includes deep-fried pizza.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzarotti The panzarotti]], which is essentially a deep-fried calzone, and a perennial favorite in [[{{Joisey}} South Jersey]].
* Nearly every culture has some variant of deep fried ''fat'' as a way to make use of the stuff they'd usually throw away. The [[DeepSouth American South]] is the one of the few places where people who don't ''have'' to eat the stuff still do.
** Cracklins are a delicacy in southern Louisiana made from deep-fried, highly seasoned cubes of pork belly with the rind. Yup, it's [[BaconAddiction bacon, Cajun style!]]
** In Eastern and Central Europe the lard is usually rendered not by boiling, but by frying the fat in question, after which the resulted cracklings (called "shkvarky" or variations thereof in most Slavic languages), seasoned with salt and pepper, are a common garnish and flavoring in most savory dishes. In Russia, Ukraine and Belarus the pork shkvarky are preferred, while Czechs ''love'' their goose ones.
* Indian Fry Bread. Essentially a flat, plate sized donut. It can be served as a dinner with chili or stew on top, or a dessert with powdered sugar and/or honey. Mexican Sopapilla is similar, but puffy so you put the topping on the inside. Outside the American Southwest, this is known as an elephant ear.
* In several Canadian reserves you can encounter fried bannock (a flat bread similar to scones that's made primarily of lard), Bannock Pops (bannock stuffed with seasoned ground beef and sometimes potatoes and deep fried), and hound dogs (hot dogs wrapped in bannock and deep fried). All of these are delicious and they're all created by people who have some of the worst rates of diabetes and heart disease in the world.
* On the Cooking Network program "David Rocco's La Dolce Vita", David Rocco explains that a common Italian snack is a "fried pizza" which involves taking individual-sized portions of pizza dough and frying them in a skillet until they're crispy, sauteeing a tomato sauce (with garlic and basil) in a separate skillet, then topping the fried pizza dough with the tomato sauce and some parmesan. He also made a sweet variant where the fried pizza dough is topped with honey.
* This trope is popular in Scotland, which makes sense (the Deep South's obsession with frying everything comes from the Scottish origins of many if not most ancestral Southerners).
* [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/7973944/Deep-fried-beer-invented-in-Texas.html Deep Fried BEER]]. Even better: It's Guinness! Unquestionably this is humankind's MomentOfAwesome.
* The restaurant chain Tijuana Flats carries cookie dough flautas: tortillas filled with cookie dough, fried, topped with powdered sugar, and served with chocolate syrup for dipping.
* A restaurant in Memphis called Dyer's brings us the deep fried burger, where they deep fried their burger patties in the same grease they have been using '''''for 100 years'''''.
* In the epitome of cool, Scotch Eggs. Take a hard boiled egg, wrap it in sausage, bread it, then deep fry the thing. Traditionally, a scotch egg is soft-boiled (aka coddled) instead, which provides a better mix of textures (crunchy coating, meaty sausage, chewy albumen, creamy yolk): for a modern take on how to do this, "culinary MadScientist" [[SupremeChef Heston]] [[CordonBleughChef Blumenthal]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yILsjnXoWoE delivers]]. The best part, though, is that pretty much any egg can be coddled... while the lunatic hasn't yet been found that would try this with a Cadbury Creme Egg, it's really only a matter of time.
** [[http://mobile.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/03/cadbury-creme-scotch-egg-recipe.html That time is now.]]
* A classic that combines this with BlessedAreTheCheesemakers, SatiatingSandwich, and BaconAddiction is the Monte Cristo. There are a few different preparations, but in general, it involves a sandwich piled with turkey, bacon, and Swiss cheese, dipped in batter, then deep-fried. To serve, top it with a generous sprinkling of powdered sugar and some jam or preserves. There are variations on the theme (including only batter-dipping/frying the bread, using ham instead of bacon, various types of cheese, not to mention the specific topping), but all of them combine some variety of the three previously mentioned tropes with this one as well as being tremendously unhealthy. Naturally, [[Music/ElvisPresley The King]] loved these.
* Natto is a famously Japanese dish consisting of partially fermented soybeans, which even many Japanese dislike strongly. If you claim to dislike it, proponents will suggest you try it deep fried; when fried it loses its potentially offensive texture but retains its cheesy flavor and nutritious properties.
* Deep fried waffles. With butter and maple syrup just like you'd have if it they weren't fried. [[CaptainObvious They are delicious]].
* Deep fried cheesecake, which may or may not be coated in chocolate and come with whip cream.
* In a probable aversion, a woman reported finding a [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/friedrat.asp fried chicken head]] in a box of UsefulNotes/McDonalds wings. But hey, if you're gonna eat a chicken head at all, it may as well be a deep-fried one.
* Deep-fried vegetables. Zuchinni, broccoli, summer squash, cauliflower, onions, whatever. Battered, deep-fried cauliflower is traditional in some parts of the world; these are a popular breakfast and lunch item in Egypt in particular. Deep fried onions are amazing, because they turn crispy and lose the wet crunchiness that usually makes eating onions undesirable; examples that use them are the Indian classic 'Onion Bhaji' and the Swedish hot dog topping 'Rostad Lök'.
* Speaking of Egypt... In the Middle East, the Egyptians are noted for their penchant for frying. Falafel--which is of course deep-fried ground legume patties[[note]]In most of the world, the legume is chickpeas, but in Egypt, fava beans are preferred.[[/note]]--is probably the invention of Egyptian Christians in late antiquity trying to find a good and tasty source of protein during Lent, when the unique fasting rules of [[OrthodoxChristianity their church]] required them to be vegan. Deep-fried onions are also a critical ingredient in the Egyptian national dish [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kushari kushari]] (incidentally also vegan and thus acceptable for Lenten eating). Deep-fried fish and deep-fried battered balls of ground shrimp are also traditional and popular. Egyptians also fry their garlic before using it, to the derision of their neighbors; they are also in the habit of frying liver (not battering it, fortunately), to the derision of the Lebanese (who eat it raw. Good luck with that.). There may be historical and environmental reasons for this mania for frying; the earliest record of frying comes from Egypt, about 2500 BCE, so it's fair to say the Egyptians probably ''invented'' Deep Fried Whatever, or at least Fried Whatever; and given that the Nile Valley makes Egypt stupidly humid as well as stupidly hot in the summertime, it's fair to say that the desire to keep cooking times short that drove the American South to frying also apply to Egypt.
* Slightly tongue in cheek (and not food in the first place), but [[http://www.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/deep-fried-dollar-600x397-500x330.jpg deep fried dollar.]]
* The Ancient Romans used deep-fried canaries as a [[HideousHangoverCure cure for hangovers]].
* Chileans and Argentinians are VERY fond of the [[http://www.grouprecipes.com/55886/chilean-chorrillana.html Chorrillana]]: French fries, fried steak strips, fried onions ''and'' fried eggs. Excellent pub food, man.
** Several Chilean snacks are fried, too. ''Sopaipillas'', ''calzones rotos'' and ''cheese empanadas'', anyone?
* Probably the most famous place to get deep fried food in the United States is the Texas State Fair. Every year, hundreds of food vendors show up, and all they offer is deep fried food. Its a heart attack's dream (and a health nut's nightmare). They even have a special contest to determine the best new deep fried recipes; several of the aforementioned "crazy" deep-fried dishes (e.g. deep-fried butter and fried coke) are products of the competition. Deep fried ice cream? They got it. Deep fried beer? They got that too. ''Deep fried cotton candy?!!!'' It really is enough to make a man think nothing cannot be fried.
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