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Old 08-05-2018, 04:24 PM
 
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It's not the most ridiculous but I have to say it anyway. Someone mentioned "boardwalk" and that's where I first had these: deep fried artichokes. Just one guy making them in his little stall. They were so good that they will remain on my list of top ten best dishes of all time. I don't know what that man did to those artichokes. Maybe it was his use of garlic or garlic salt? And why did they taste just slightly, slightly, sweet? Whatever he did the result was super delicious and very memorable. Another vendor about four doors down also served fried artichokes. I got some but no, no comparison. Flat and flavorless.

Later I tried to duplicate the good ones at home. Ha! They mostly ended up in the trash.
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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Deep fried creamed corn is pretty amazing.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:04 PM
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We got a deep fried Twinkie at the fair a few years ago. Four of us each took a bite, then we tossed the rest away. Ugh.

Food channel had a fair food competition; I think the cotton candy tacos were entered.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:35 PM
 
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We got a deep fried Twinkie at the fair a few years ago. Four of us each took a bite, then we tossed the rest away. Ugh.

Food channel had a fair food competition; I think the cotton candy tacos were entered.
State fairs are for food what freakshow displays at circuses were for people.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:45 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Where is it that I heard fried watermelon?
I'll pass. I want it in its natural state - especially in this hot, humid summer.
I've had the fried calamari, fried fish and the onion blossom. Except for the blossom, I would much prefer the others grilled and/or baked.
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:22 PM
 
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Oh, come on....they made it all up.
Nah, this is real. I see crazy stuff like this all the time on the various food channels. It's typically found at fairs and carnivals in the Midwest and down south.
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:15 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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If we’ve learned one thing about food in the past few years, it’s that if it exists, someone will find a way to deep-fry it.
Texas is a home of many of them:

Corn Dog Ale — In keeping with the funnel cake ale that was popular a few years ago, this beer is inspired by the State Fair of Texas’ most famous dish: the Fletcher’s Corny Dog.

Fried Kool-Aid Pickles — Also a State Fair staple, dill pickles that have been soaked in Kool-Aid get the deep-fryer treatment.

Cotton Candy Taco — No details yet on what this taco will hold, but expect a shell made of freshly-pulled cotton candy.

Hoppin’ John Cake with Jackpot Sauce — No word yet on what “jackpot sauce” is, but expect a fried corn cake studded with black eyed peas.

Deep Fried M&Ms — Will each tiny M&M be deep-fried individually? Who knows!

Orange You Glad We Fried It? — Literally no idea.

Sweet Crispy Rice — A sugary, greasy riff on classic arroz con leche.

Fried butter on a stick - entire stick of butter dipped in a cinnamon batter, fried and topped with glaze.

Fried beer - deep-fried ravioli made from a salty, pretzel-like dough filled with beer.

Fried Kool aid balls - with a batter made from flour, water and Kool-Aid.

Fried ice cream cheese burger - slab of ice cream coated in cinnamon and cornflakes dipped in a deep fryer for 10 to 15 sec., nestled under the toasted bun and perched atop the pickle, lettuce, tomato, bacon and cheese toppings.

Fried salsa - dipped in masa and covered in crunchy tortilla chips before it's dropped into the deep fryer.

Fried bubblegum - bubblegum-flavored marshmallows dipped in batter, fried and decorated with icing and powdered sugar.

Fried jelly beans - dipped in batter before being deep-fried.

More of the bizarre fried food here:

https://kitchenette.jezebel.com/the-...s-a-1572769682

And the winner is - Maggot melt sandwich?
Take two hamburger buns, a few slices of cheese, a healthy dose of fly larvae, toss it all on the grill and chow down.

... or maybe not. What do YOU think of that food?
Do you know anything else not mentioned here?
I hate to be a party pooper, but not one of these foods appeals to me at all. Even before they deep fried it.

With the exception of real butter. Deep fried butter? Sickening, Do these people have a death wish???
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:19 PM
 
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Deep fried mayonnaise
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:36 PM
 
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People eat disgusting things. That doesn't mean it's okay.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:59 AM
 
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Thanks for posting this. I’m going to look at it every time I’m tempted to pig out.
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