I recently had fried pickles for the first time and they were rather tasty. Since the first tempura of the 16th century, frying has spread around the world to all kinds of food:
- Fish and Chips – One of the more well-known fried foods, it is popular in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Scotland and many other countries. Whether its cod, haddock, pollock, tilapia, catfish, or salmon. Maybe you cover your fish and chips with salt and vinegar or lemon or even gravy. Whether you pick it up to go at a ‘chip van’ or sit down and eat it at a fancy restaurant.
- Funnel Cake – Whether it’s a carnival and you’re about to ride the roller coaster with all the loop-de-loops or you’re at a sporting event cheering for your favorite team. Just pile this baby high with powdered sugar, fresh fruit, Nutella, or even eat it plain!
- Pickles – I recently encountered fried pickles for the first time, and let me just say, the tanginess of the pickle worked really well fried. If you ever get the opportunity, I would definitely recommend trying them.
- Squid – Fried squid, or calamari, is served in many seafood and Mediterranean restaurants in North America. In South Africa and Australia you’re likely to find it being served in fish and chip shops…so have some of both!
- Anything – Oreos, Coca-Cola, Spam, cupcakes, cheeseburgers (or, better yet, Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers), eggs, more eggs, ice cream, bacon, pizza, the list goes on. If the frying is done correctly, it’s actually not that bad for you and it tastes