foods that are so much better fried
. Think it s mere coincidence that Fried + Onion = FUNion? (The popular snack food company definitely didn t think so.) Crispy onions make even salads feel like party platters. Plus, onion rings are the aristocrats of side items. There s a reason they re always listed as an upgrade option.
. Fried Chicken is a frickin food institution. Restaurants dedicate their names and their entire menu to this one. If you re making it at home, my Maw Maw has two tips for you: Crisco and buttermilk.
. Standard French. Tater tots. Curly. Shoestring. Waffle. Crinkle cut. Matchstick. Steak. Wedge. No matter how you slice it them, fried potatoes are starch perfection.
. Wanna feel classy eating fried food? Calamari is for you. The crunchiness also distracts from the fact that you re eating a slimy sea creature with eight legs that is featured in multiple horror films.
. Slice your apple into rings. Fry them in a pan and then roll in cinnamon sugar. Eating an apple a day will no longer feel like a task.
. Melty, stringy, gooey goodness...cheese needs no justification for being better fried. I don t think a single person in the history of the world has ever refused a cheesestick.
. Fried hotdogs aka corndogs automatically call to mind images of carnivals, fairs, and the best school cafeteria lunch of the month. Make your favorite lunch lady proud, and fry your wieners.
. Mushrooms are a very divisive food; people either love them or hate them. But, if your issue with the fungi is a texture thing, fried mushrooms are your savior. The crispy exterior masks the chewy inside so you can focus on that awesome smokey flavor.
. If you re prone to drunchies, (drunk munchies) fried pickles = your new best friend. The salt and the grease are supposedly hangover preventatives. Whether you re intoxicated or not, pickle chips pair well with Ranch. And, at Delish we say, When in doubt, Ranch it out.
. Fried shrimp is commonly referred to as popcorn shrimp. This namesake correctly outlines what you should do with golden fried crustaceans: mindlessly shovel them into your mouth by the handful.
. When ice cream melts before I can finish it, the waste breaks my heart. With fried ice cream, you have a nice doughy ball to soak up the sweetness so you re assured every last drip.
. If you ve never had the jalape o pepper poppers appetizer at your favorite neighborhood restaurant chain, get thee to a Chili s!
. Your vegetarian friends have been trying to convince you that falafel is seriously the best thing ever for years now. Now that you ve read it on Delish, you can take them at their word.
. Fried bananas are the poor man s bananas foster. Newsflash: you don t need your dessert to be flamb
. If you re eating a Twinkie, there is likely to be some self loathing in store for you. Fried Twinkies are actually worth the hate.
. Your inner 9 year old says, No way brussels sprouts will ever be delish. Fry these babies in a skillet with some bacon and then tell your inner 9 year old to shut up.
. Bread in all its forms is immaculate. But, if you tell me that a bagel is better than a donut, I ll tell you your argument is invalid. The Italians have a fancy name for fried donut holes,
. Fried Double Stuf! Fried Golden! Fried Chocolate! Fried Peanut Butter! Fried Mint! Maybe not Fried Berry...The possibilities are (almost) endless.
. This Southern staple is another way to trick yourself into eating more vegetables. And, you can also dip fried okra in ranch. Winning.
. There was a feature length film starring Kathy Bates. Enough said.
. I ve already made the fried cheese argument. It s only logical to assume that a fried form of cheese dessert would also be superior.
. To impress all of your friends next time you serve burgers, make avocado fries as a side. Besides turning it into guacamole, frying is your best option for what to do with an avocado.
. Cookies taste better as dough. Cookies taste best as fried cookie dough. Follow Delish on Instagram