23 Foods You Need To Deep-Fry Immediately

Fry me to the moon and let me play among the chicken-fried bacon.

1. Tequila Shots

At first it might seem disappointing that these are not technically deep-fried shots, but rather pieces of tequila-soaked cake. But really, this is a good thing. Because, DEEP-FRIED PIECES OF TEQUILA-SOAKED CAKE. Recipe here.

2. Ice Cream

Sometimes it’s OK to be a little hot and cold. Recipe here.

3. Watermelon

More like WHAT!?-ermelon. Recipe here.

4. Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Cheeseburgers

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This bad boy was recently crowned America’s Next Great Food Mash-Up. Yes, really. Recipe here.

5. Tortellini

Essentially serving a pile of these with some marinara sauce is the easiest way to turn an entrée into an appetizer. Recipe here.

6. Coca-Cola

#ShareACoke with your deep fryer. Recipe here.

7. Avocado

Maybe you knew about this one. (I think I’ve mentioned it before.) Recipe here.

8. Cookie Dough

IMPORTANT QUESTION: Should we call it a Coo-nut or a D-ookie? Recipe here.

9. Bacon

Pan-frying just isn’t enough. Chicken-fried bacon recipe here.

10. Baconnaise


Combining two high-fat foods was a good idea. Deep-frying the result is an even better one. Here’s how.

11. Cheesecake

Go ahead and stare. Recipe here.

12. Corn On The Cob

There’s never been a better time to NOT own a grill. Recipe here.

13. Root Beer Floats

Believe it. Recipe here.

14. Peanut Butter and Jelly

Your seven-year-old self is crying tears of joy right now. Recipe here.

15. Kool-Aid

Guaranteed to stain your mouth. Recipe here.

16. Nutella

The King of the Spreads. Recipe here.

17. Bubble Gum

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No recipe (probably for the better), but you can read all about it here.

18. Pizza

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Fry the dough, top it off, then stick it the oven to melt that cheese. Recipe here.

19. Bagel Sandwich

Some days you want the kind of breakfast that will induce a food coma and justify a morning nap. Recipe here.

20. Lasagna

The best just got better. Recipe here.

21. Beer

I know you probably think this is a cruel joke, but I promise, I would never do that to you. Fried beer is real. Here’s how you do it.

22. Cadbury Creme Eggs

Sorry to spring this on you when Easter is still so many months away. Recipe here.

23. Spaghetti and Meatballs

On. A. Stick. Recipe here.

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