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* 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.

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* Used brilliantly on On ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in the episode with four Thanksgivings. Thanksgivings, Sookie's husband Jackson deep-fried deep-fries the turkey, then got gets drunk and began begins deep frying other things. As Sookie, a genius master chef, [[INeedAFreakingDrink got gets drunker]] [[DrowningMySorrows and drunker]] in order to cope, she lamented laments that the only reason the mattresses were are intact was that is because they wouldn't fit, a yell was is heard in the background of: background: 'Deep-fried Shoe!' At which point [[{{Facepalm}} she buried buries her face in her hands]]. She eventually holds up her margarita glass in a resigned toast.


* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'', a story that Ellis tells about his friend Keith involved the latter attempting to deep-fry a turkey. [[NoodleIncident We're not told how]], but he ended up with 90% of his body covered in burns on top of the burns he got from his attempt to make his own fireworks (detailed in another of Ellis' stories), leading to his doctor having to call other doctors because they had never seen such a thing before.



* [[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.

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* [[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 artery-clogging delight with enhanced [[UptoEleven [[UpToEleven flavor & aroma]]. Unfortunately, said food is [[NutritionalNightmare so unhealthy unhealthy]] that most creatures ''undergo cardiac arrest five minutes after eating it''.[[/labelnote]]
* WebVideo/EpicMealTime deepfries deep-fries a lot of things in beer batter.


* Crusty Sean from ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' is a humanoid shrimp who appears to be this trope, but he's not actually shrimp tempura; he only looks that way because of the fuzzy orange jacket he's wearing.

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* Crusty Sean from ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is a humanoid shrimp who appears to be ''be'' this trope, but he's trope. He's not actually shrimp tempura; tempura, however; he only looks that way because of the fuzzy orange jacket he's wearing.wearing. Somewhat ironically, he runs a food truck in ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' specializing in this trope.

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* Crusty Sean from ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' is a humanoid shrimp who appears to be this trope, but he's not actually shrimp tempura; he only looks that way because of the fuzzy orange jacket he's wearing.

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* One picture from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' shows America eating what suspiciously looks like fried butter on a stick.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', when Todd and Riely run off and join the carnival, Riley ends up running the 'deep fry anything' stand. The things she gets handed to deep fry include roadkill and a football.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', when Todd and Riely Riley run off and join the carnival, Riley ends up running the 'deep fry anything' stand. The things she gets handed to deep fry include roadkill and a football.


* 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.

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* 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 [[ToiletHumour used diaper]] may be presumed to be an inversion of this trope.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} 2'', ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'', this appears to be the Fairy Godmother's standard way of dealing with stress.



* ''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]].

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* ''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]].mishaps.]]



* 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.

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* In a ''Series/MADTv'' ''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.



* Many [[VideoGame/SpaceStation13 Space Station 13]] codebases include a deep fryer in the station's kitchen/cafeteria, which can most often be used to deep-fry anything to make it edible. ''[[IAteWhat Anything]]''. '''Repeatedly'''. From actual food like deep-fried hamburgers (or simply deep-fried raw meat), to [[UpToEleven inorganic items]] like clothing, radios, ''floor tiles'', or the [[AppliedPhlebotinum valuable, normally highly-toxic]] ''[[GreenRocks plasma]]'', to [[SerialEscalation rare or even irreplacable one-of-a-kind items]] like the [[SkeletonKey Captain's Spare ID]], Space Station 13 may very well be the triumphant example of this trope. [[note]]It's also one of the most common methods of trolling/griefing, as it requires very little actual effort and tends to annoy people to no end. Especially if it's their stuff you're frying.[[/note]]

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* Many [[VideoGame/SpaceStation13 Space Station 13]] codebases include a deep fryer in the station's kitchen/cafeteria, which can most often be used to deep-fry anything to make it edible. ''[[IAteWhat Anything]]''. '''Repeatedly'''. From actual food like deep-fried hamburgers (or simply deep-fried raw meat), to [[UpToEleven inorganic items]] like clothing, radios, ''floor tiles'', or the [[AppliedPhlebotinum valuable, normally highly-toxic]] ''[[GreenRocks plasma]]'', to [[SerialEscalation rare or even irreplacable irreplaceable one-of-a-kind items]] like the [[SkeletonKey Captain's Spare ID]], Space Station 13 may very well be the triumphant example of this trope. [[note]]It's also one of the most common methods of trolling/griefing, as it requires very little actual effort and tends to annoy people to no end. Especially if it's their stuff you're frying.[[/note]]



-->'''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!

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-->'''Moe:''' --->'''Moe:''' The deep fryer's here. Heh heh, I got it used from the navy. You can flash-fry a buffalo in forty seconds.
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seconds.\\
'''Homer:'''
Forty seconds? But I want it now!



* In a similar episode, ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had Timmy run away to a carnival [[spoiler: actually a fake carnival the fairies set up for any godchildren who want to run away from home until they come to their senses]] and Cosmo becomes enamored with deep-fried possum "with extra rabies". He says he never wants to go back to safely prepared food again.

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* In a similar episode, ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had Timmy run away to a carnival [[spoiler: actually (actually a fake carnival the fairies set up for any godchildren who want to run away from home until they come to their senses]] senses)]] and Cosmo becomes enamored with deep-fried possum "with extra rabies". He says he never wants to go back to safely prepared food again.



** "Squeaky Boots": When [=SpongeBob=]'s new squeaky boots began to drive Mr. Krabs crazy, he steals them and hides them under the floorboards of the Krusty Krab. But on seeing how awful Spongebob feels about losing the boots, Krabs' guilty conscience causes him to hear the sound of their squeaking constantly, ''Tell-Tale Heart'' style, until [[SanitySlippage he cracks up completely]]. Mr. Krabs proceeds to pull the boots out of their hiding place, dunk them in frying oil, and eat them.

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** "Squeaky Boots": When [=SpongeBob=]'s new squeaky boots began to drive Mr. Krabs crazy, he steals them and hides them under the floorboards of the Krusty Krab. But on seeing how awful Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] feels about losing the boots, Krabs' guilty conscience causes him to hear the sound of their squeaking constantly, ''Tell-Tale Heart'' style, until [[SanitySlippage he cracks up completely]]. Mr. Krabs proceeds to pull the boots out of their hiding place, dunk them in frying oil, and eat them.



* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' spend a lot of their time torturing bugs and small animals in the Burger World deep-fryer, and on atleast two occasions have served the results to the customers. Neither time the customers noticed. In fact, the "special seasoned curly fries" (deep fried nightcrawlers) were a big hit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow,'' there is a restaurant named "Fry it Up," where a large variety of fried foods are available.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead spend a lot of their time torturing bugs and small animals in the Burger World deep-fryer, and on atleast at least two occasions have served the results to the customers. Neither time the customers noticed. In fact, the "special seasoned curly fries" (deep fried nightcrawlers) were a big hit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow,'' there ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
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is a restaurant named "Fry it Up," where a large variety of fried foods are available.



* [[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 (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: as it's not battered, little to no grease is absorbed during cooking: sure, the skin ends up crisped, but the interior simply steams as the water it naturally contains boils.[[note]]In point of fact, a well-done deep frying will usually be "the outer tiny layer will be oil-crisped, but the interior simply steams in its native water"--that's actually sort of the point of a good deep frying, as in a good deep fry the pressure of the water vapor trying to get out of the dish puts against the oil trying to soak in. It's only when batter gets involved that the issue gets more complicated.[[/note]] William Shatner and State Farm presents a [[https://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]] (the one that kicked off the whole meme about Scotland and deep-fried everything) as well as deep-fried pizza. The former was initially a joke item that gained popularity. Scotland also has fast food venues which offer to deep fry anything you want.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_fried_turkey org/wiki/turkey_fryer 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 (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: as it's not battered, little to no grease is absorbed during cooking: sure, the skin ends up crisped, but the interior simply steams as the water it naturally contains boils.[[note]]In point of fact, a well-done deep frying will usually be "the outer tiny layer will be oil-crisped, but the interior simply steams in its native water"--that's actually sort of the point of a good deep frying, as in a good deep fry the pressure of the water vapor trying to get out of the dish puts against the oil trying to soak in. It's only when batter gets involved that the issue gets more complicated.[[/note]] William Shatner Creator/WilliamShatner and State Farm presents a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYkRF_FmD40 com/watch?v=cLOgwRkRVl8 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.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fried_mars_bar org/wiki/Deep-fried_Mars_bar fried Mars Bar]] (the one that kicked off the whole meme about Scotland and deep-fried everything) as well as deep-fried pizza. The former was initially a joke item that gained popularity. Scotland also has fast food venues which offer to deep fry anything you want.



* Similar to the above-mentioned deep-fried Mars bar are deep-fried Twinkies or deep fried Oreos.
** Hostess started selling their own frozen deep-fried Twinkies in 2016. Just stick 'em in the oven for a few minutes (or re-deep fry them if you're willing to go that far).

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* Similar to the above-mentioned deep-fried Mars bar are deep-fried Twinkies or deep fried Oreos.
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Oreos. Hostess started selling their own frozen deep-fried Twinkies in 2016. Just stick 'em in the oven for a few minutes (or re-deep fry them if you're willing to go that far).



* [[http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32665106/ns/today-foodwine/ Did someone say Deep-Fried Butter?]]

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* [[http://today.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20101006001544/http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32665106/ns/today-foodwine/ Did someone say Deep-Fried Butter?]]



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzarotti The panzarotti]], which is essentially a deep-fried calzone, and a perennial favorite in [[{{Joisey}} South Jersey]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzarotti org/wiki/Panzerotti The panzarotti]], which is essentially a deep-fried calzone, and a perennial favorite in [[{{Joisey}} South Jersey]].


* Deep fried waffles. With butter and maple syrup just like you'd have if it they weren't fried. [[CaptainObvious They are delicious]].

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* Deep fried waffles. With butter and maple syrup just like you'd have if it they weren't fried. [[CaptainObvious They are delicious]].delicious.



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* In the third ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' novel, two of the villain's henchmen, ''both'' of whom qualify as DumbMuscle, spend most of their page time going on tangents in the background. At one point the conversation turns to sushi, and how it "wasn't bad" after ten minutes in the deep fat fryer -- unexpectedly, this happens overlapping with their one NotSoHarmless moment.


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, [[NutritionalNightmare 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.

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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, crunchy and very tasty exterior. Soaking things in boiling-hot fat can make ''anything'' delicious. A common practice is to take something already delicious, [[NutritionalNightmare 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.



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 and breading almost always ''will'' absorb the fat; if you do things properly, though, whatever it is you've battered or breaded still won't absorb the fat, which is why properly-made fried chicken isn't greasy on the inside. A dash of [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce Hot Sauce]] is always appreciated.

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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 and breading almost always ''will'' absorb the fat; if you do things properly, though, whatever it is you've battered or breaded still won't absorb the fat, which is why properly-made fried chicken isn't greasy on the inside. A dash of [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce Hot Sauce]] or a squeeze of lemon is always appreciated.


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* Another Japanese variety of deep fried food is karaage. This is much simpler as it only requires lightly coating the meat or fish in with seasoned wheat flour or potato starch mix and frying them up. Chicken karaage is a staple food item in Japanese pubs.

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** In the season 11 episode "The Loves of Hercules," deep-fried turkey inspires Servo to come up with a combination deep fat fryer and dunk tank which (ostensibly) allows the turkey to be dropped into the hot oil from a safe distance. Jonah is put off by the way the setup [[LetsMeetTheMeat anthropomorphizes the turkey]], though (especially after Servo and Crow suggest imagining the turkey insulting him and his mother).


* The YouTube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClGLOG9SdGYzPUlL4ur0zyQ CultMoo]] runs a series called "Deep Fried What?", where they deep fry various foods and taste to see if the results any good.

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* The YouTube Website/YouTube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClGLOG9SdGYzPUlL4ur0zyQ CultMoo]] runs a series called "Deep Fried What?", where they deep fry various foods and taste to see if the results any good.

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* The YouTube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClGLOG9SdGYzPUlL4ur0zyQ CultMoo]] runs a series called "Deep Fried What?", where they deep fry various foods and taste to see if the results any good.


->"''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!''"

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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]].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!''"


* A fried variant occurs in [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2003-07-19 this]] ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' strip.

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* A fried variant occurs in [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2003-07-19 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/july-19-2003/ this]] ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' strip.

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