Two frying baskets over hot oil

9 things you won't believe can go in a deep fryer

We live in the age of the deep fryer. It’s now possible for anyone and everyone to create ever more unedifying creations by battering everything from chocolate to cheese. As a result, we have made a lot of questionable deep frying decisions. Here are a few of the most ridiculous things that we’ve tried to consign to a fryer's oily depths.

Pizza

In the dictionary under ‘less is more’, you’ll find a greasy photo of this insult to Italy. We’ve done some pretty awful things to pizza, but this could be the crowning turd in the hideous punchbowl. We’ve taken something beautiful, and made a monster.

Beer

Ticking all the awesome boxes of dough, booze and frying, this Texan creation consists of a deep fried pretzel raviolo with a beer filling. Made with real beer and only available to those of drinking age, this dish is one use of the deep fryer that definitely gets a Twisted thumbs up. More please.

Coca-Cola

Without the seal of a raviolo shell, deep frying liquids just becomes an affront to science and logic. To prepare this insult, coca-cola is mixed into batter, frozen and dropped into hot oil. We are now apparently beyond Newtonian law and have passed into physics-defying levels of deep fryer mastery.

Butter

A heart attack, wrapped in chest pain, soaked in cholesterol. The inside of a stick of deep fried butter looks like the camera feed from someones key-hole cancer surgery - a big white tumour of fatty horror. Please, just don’t.

Ice cream

It may have been around for ages, but this concept is still ridiculous. Continuing our theme of melty things that we keep trying to introduce to hot oil, fried ice cream may now be a common part of our culinary conversation, but that doesn’t mean it makes any sense.

Bubblegum

Theoretically this makes even less sense than frying ice cream, what with bubblegum being famously inedible. Featuring gum flavoured marshmallows, this monstrosity looks, and apparently tastes, like an upturned bucket of face paint.

Cadbury Creme Eggs

The trouble with deep frying, is it can send some mad with power. A Creme Egg is a perfect example of something iconic that should be left well alone. Like ‘Psycho’. What it doesn’t need is a horrible, batter drowned, Vince Vaughan-ified re-make.

Salad

This is the definition of pointless - an insult to everything that both salads and deep frying stand for. We’ve abused salad in all manner of unspeakable ways over the years, but this takes the greasy biscuit. Somebody needs to take a long hard look at themselves for this abominable concept.

Chocolate Covered Bacon

The proof that not all frying is in evil. Take heaven, cover it with hundred-dollar bills and then sprinkle some sex on top. It might well be horrible, but we should all be secretly proud to live in an age where someone thought this was a good idea. Pure oily genius.

With so many ingredients left to dunk, we’ve barely begun to scratch the surface of deep fried ingenuity. Whatever comes next, it is certain to not make a whole lot of sense, nor to be anything other than terrible for us. We’re excited.

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