Top 10 Tastiest Deep Fried Foods

Top 10 Tastiest Deep Fried Foods


Don’t knock it, till you fry it. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks, for the top 10
deep fried foods. For this list, we’re keeping it simple. These are the
tastiest deep fried foods this world has to offer. When it comes to take-out Chinese food, this is hands down one of the most popular dishes. But according to food author, Andrew Coe, the humble egg roll was actually
invented in New York City in the 1930’s. Many cultures have dishes similar to
this Chinese take-out favorite, but you know a classic egg roll when
you see and taste one. Similar to “spring rolls” which are made with rice paper, egg rolls are different, in that they’re made
with a flour base dough. Which gives their wrapping a
distinctly crispy, yet chewy texture, and has the added meaty goodness of
chicken, pork, or shrimp shoved inside, plus, we think it counts, as a serving of veggies, since there’s some carrots and
cabbage stuffed in there too. Is there any fried food more
quintessentially American than these puppies? A hot dog on a stick, dipped in corn batter and deep
fried to golden perfection. It’s a tasty carnival and boardwalk treat, reminiscent of a simpler time. The origin of the corn dog is highly
contested, with multiple parties taking responsibility, but we do know that it
appeared in its earliest form, minus the stick in 1927. It since been reinterpreted every which way, like trading the corn batter for a
battered french fry crust, giving you a hot dog and fries wrapped in one. But the classic interpretation as
celebrated on “National Corn Dog Day”, simply can’t be beat. Although common in many regions of the
world including Southeast Asia, North Africa, East Africa, the Middle East and more, samosas are most strongly
associated with Indian cuisine, mentioned
in history books as early as the 10th century. The most popular main dishes in Indian
cuisine are curry dishes, meat and/or vegetables in a thick flavorful sauce, served with rice or naan bread, they’re delicious, but not exactly an
ideal food on the go… Samosas on the other hand, are the
perfect quick and portable tasty treat, a wheat or maida flour shell is stuffed
full of potato, peas, spices, green chillies and sometimes meat, then deep-fried, paired with either mint sauce or a tamarind chutney, samosas are
generally affordable, and sure to satisfy. Squid is an extremely popular food
in the Mediterranean, Asia and certain areas of Europe, South Africa and the Middle East, where it served in countless different preparations, in North America however, fried calamari reign supreme. A popular dish, especially in seafood
restaurants and bars, fried calamari is a great alternative, to your more run-of-the-mill appetizers,
like mozzarella sticks or wings. Calamari can get tough and chewy, if overcooked, so keep it under two minutes in the fryer, and serve with lemon for a simple,
yet scrumptious treat. Got a friend who’s grossed out by squid? Slip a couple of fried calamari
in amongst their onion rings, and change their minds. Just make sure they don’t have a seafood allergy, first. Speaking of those
delicious crispy rings of vegetable goodness, you didn’t think we’d leave
them out, did you? Is there any better way to eat an onion
than in their deep fried battered ring form? You can go for a simple milk and flour batter, but given that their a classic bar food, you really need to try beer battering
them to experience onion rings at their best. A&W is credited with helping to
popularize them across the states as a fast-food side, but recipes can be found
dating back as far as the early 1800’s hundreds. If an onion ring was good enough to stand in,
as a wedding ring for Marge Simpson, then it’s good enough for us, just give us a whole plate. Doughnuts come in all shapes and sizes, with many related dishes around the world, including funnel cakes,
beignets, churros, and loukoumas, but when you hear the word, “doughnut”, it’s hard not to imagine the classic
powdered version, or frosted with sprinkles. There are a number of contested stories
explaining how doughnuts develop their famous shape, some believe the tale of a sea captain who, struggling to hold his oil cake and the wheel of his ship, poked or shot a
hole through the cake center, creating a doughnut hole, others say, some savvy cook simply realized, they bake more evenly in a ring shape. Regardless, they’ve only grown in popularity since, and were a staple for
young men serving in World War I. Tempura isn’t your typical frying batter, it’s usually made with cold water, wheat flour, egg and optional spices. Tempura is traditionally cooked in sesame seed oil, which helps give it a distinct flavour
and preserves its uniquely light crispy texture, the batter is also kept very cold, and mixed minimally to avoid triggering the gluten, which would result in a more doughy finished product. Japanese society has been frying food
since ancient times, but the current base recipe, still used today, can be traced back to 1671. Tempura is usually applied to vegetables and seafood, with shrimp
serving as a particularly lovely pairing, it’s typically served on a bed of rice
or with soba noodles, or accompanied by a dipping sauce. Whether you say, “potato” or “potahto”, let’s call the whole thing delicious
and deep fry these suckers, from fries to chips,
pommes de terre frit, you know you’re ordering something
delicious. This side dish has been
reinterpreted too many ways to count, but you’d be hard-pressed to find someone, who doesn’t enjoy a basic side of perfectly cooked fries, season with some combination of salt, ketchup, vinegar, or mayo. Funnily enough, french fries may not have
even originated in France, though the French do still argue it, instead, some trace their origin to Belgium, dating back to the 1600’s hundreds. American soldiers first encountered the
delicious side dish there in World War I, where the local language is French, and thus refer to them, wrongly as “french fries”. Some iteration
of this dish exists in most cultures around the world, that being said, most fried fish dishes
can be traced back to pescado frito, a dish that originated in the Andalusia
region of Spain. Historians believe that
Spanish Jews emigrating to England, introduce the dish upon their arrival in 17th century, and that it then
evolved into the widely popular English dish, “fish and chips”. Typically, cheaper fish is used, since the battering and frying
technique helps to mask bland flavors, through seasoning and pleasant textures, but cheap fish or not, when properly spiced up, fried fish is simply divine. Before we unveil our number one pick, here are some honorable mentions. With a wide variety of possible preparation techniques, Southern-style is
still the most iconic version. The idea was first brought to the table
by Scots immigrating to the U.S., where African slaves got a taste
and made it even better, a staple of soul food, when properly prepared, fried chicken is a textural
combination that’s hard to beat. The flour dredge provides a
satisfying crunchy exterior when fried, giving way to mouth-wateringly juicy
meat on the interior. There are some fast food juggernauts from
KFC to Popeyes and Chick-Fil-A, that claim to have perfected the recipe, but at heart, fried chicken is still a home-cooked
meal above all else, and if you’re in a breakfast-y mood, add some waffles or go to LA’s Roscoe’s. Do you agree with our list? What’s your favorite deep fried food? For more mouth-watering “Top 10’s” published everyday, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com!

100 Replies to “Top 10 Tastiest Deep Fried Foods

  1. If you use “heart healthy” in the same sentence as “frying”, you’re foolish. For one, oil changes chemically when heated; and secondly, too much oil is bad for you. And generally fried foods are still soaked in their own oil.

  2. There's two kinds of onion rings. The first is the sliced onion dipped in batter and fried type. The second is made with chopped onions in batter which poured into a ring and fried. Diners thaty serve them have a device that drops a perfect ring shape in a frying pan with maybe an inch of boiling oil. It's similar to the device they use to drop a perfect silver dollar pancake on a griddle. Both are delicious.

  3. My favorite fried food is called a Panzerotti. They are large pieces of pizza dough stuffed with pizza toppings then deep fried for around 5 minutes. They are so big and filling that most people can only eat half of one.

  4. The corn dog wrapped in fries looked amazing if extreamly bad for you the type of food you want after 12 pints on your way home

  5. Don’t eat squid in China because there’s fake calamari and it’s made from the anal tract of pigs bleached white.

  6. Not Fried Green Tomatoes, Chicken Wings, Hoosier Tenderloin, Chicken Fried Steak, Fried Gator, Fried Candy Bars, Packzi, Wisconsin Cheese Curds, Rocky Mountain Oysters, Fried Oyster, Elephant Ears, Fried Hushpuppies, Churros, or the Polish Boy Sandwich?

  7. "Best friend chicken, Roscoe's in LA!"…..get out of town. The best fried chicken is in…in order, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.

  8. I haven't tried Corn Dogs, Popeye's Chicken and Fried Twinkies yet.
    Also I haven't had Onion Rings in a while.

  9. Chick-Fil-No gays does not make fried chicken…..just bigotry
    Seriously, in bone chicken is the only fried chicken.

  10. Jalapeno poppers? Fried mushrooms? Mozzarella sticks totally should have made the list, like number 2 for sure. Pickles should have had a spot, too!

  11. "Is there anything more American?" Followed up with a clip of British people making corn dogs. Lol I love it!

  12. In India they have samosas, in Mexico they have empanadas, in England they have meat pies, in Wales they have pasties, in Russia they have pirozhki, in America we have hot pockets! I don't know if you can deep fry a hot pocket but now I want to try.

  13. french fries were found in france by a French mother … why does america always try take credit

  14. Really surprised that you list fried pickles and mars bars, but not a single mention of fried Zucchini, which is much more common, especially at county fairs.

  15. All honorable mentions should've been part of the top 10.. and wheres the fried ice cream? or was this before the fried ice cream craze?

  16. Here is another one: croquettes.
    It's chunck of mashes potatoes deep fried with bread crum + egg and flour. French food

    IT'S DELICIOUS

  17. I had samossas once, i think it was made with dog meat. I also bought chowchows off a streetvendor once that i think were made outta either dog or monkey which didnt mix with brown rum i was drinking making me power puke like that chick in the exorcist GO NAVY!!!

  18. Good video but the term used in the very beginning, "Heart healthy canola oil" is an oxymoron. Canola Oil is VERY bad for you. In any form it is a very overprocessed oil. Chemicals are used to extract the oil and then bleach it.

  19. It's so sad to see what has become of the Simpsons with it's downgrade of story and comedy bit now I hear they are becoming some sjw dreck I don't mean to sound dramatic but

  20. How the hell is fried fish rated over French fries? I really thought they were going to be #1 but hey ok…it IS fried chicken, but fried fish over fries? Oh, wait, fried fish AND fries…oh yeaaaah!

  21. I hate how egg rolls are just salt water blanched strips of cabbage, because they want you to spend your money on the rest of the entrees.

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