26 Awesome Local Fried Foods

Fudgy Oreos, creamy mac ?n? cheese, salty pickles - every food is game for the fryer at the state fair. Here, find our top picks to make at home.

Part of: Summer Grilling: Across the U.S.

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Deep-Fried Twinkie

"A great fair treat! If you can eat it, you can deep-fry it!"

-Chef #1364059

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Crispy Fried Pickles

"10 stars!! These are better than any that I've ever had at a restaurant! I was so pleased with the way that they turned out."

-mydesigirl

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Country-Fried Steak

"This is by far my favorite country-fried steak recipe. The meat turns out crispy on the outside and tender in the middle."

-Pierced Chef

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Fried Grits

"We rarely have grits in our house, but this recipe will certainly change that."

-YoungEngineer

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Fried Macaroni & Cheese Balls

"A-D-D-I-C-T-I-V-E! We all loved them! I'm only sorry I didn't make a full batch."

-Julie B's Hive

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Hush Puppies

"These are completely wonderful. They are light, airy, sweet and savory."

-under12parsecs

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Fried Zucchini Batter

"This is by far the best batter I have found for vegetables. Could probably work for just about anything else too! Delicious."

-Shylocke

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Beer-Battered Mushrooms

"This is a really good recipe. The batter was perfect and the mushrooms cooked perfectly."

-wyojess

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Deep-Fried Jalapeno Slices

"These were delicious. I used the jarred jalapeno slices instead of slicing my own, but still wonderful! I will make these often!"

-Shelby Jo

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Momma's Fair Funnel Cake

"Now this was just fun! Fantastic recipe ‒ tasted like I was at the fair. The kids went nuts over them and were begging for more!"

-Shae

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Deep-Fried Cheese Squares

"My biggest mistake was electing to make a reduced batch of these light, puffy bits of cheesy goodness!"

-Susie D

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Southern Fried Peach Pies

"Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you. My granny made these all the time for every family get-together. They were just like Granny's. I actually cried when I was eating them."

-BamaKathy

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Deep-Fried Bacon, Chicken & Cheese Balls

"Yummo! What a burst of flavor these morsels are! These little beauties don't need any condiment — they are great just by themselves."

-Fairy Nuff

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Deep-Fried Mars Bars

"This is a treat! It is so yummy and very easy to make! I suggest the beer for a milder flavor and the milk for a richer taste."

-kyla1979

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The Best Fried Ravioli

"You want to talk about a great appetizer, this is IT! I really look forward to making this again!"

-***KissTheCook***

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Good Ol' Apple Fritters

"These are wonderful. A local restaurant makes these and I just love them. Now I can make them at home!"

-Lainey6605

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Utah Scones

"These are great! I sprinkled mine with tons of cinnamon and sugar the second they got out of the oil, and they were delicious!"

-Chef #1572965

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Beer-Battered Fried Avocado Wedges

"VERY YUMMY! I served mine with a spicy jalapeno cheese sauce."

-Linajjac

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Deep-Fried Ice Cream

"I have substituted several different cereals depending on what I have on hand, and it has always turned out yummy."

-Bogey'sMom

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Couldn't-Be-Easier Elephant Ears

"Super easy, super tasty little morsels! I loved this recipe!"

-Lalaloula

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Fried Fruit With Bay Leaf Sauce

"This is a wonderful dessert. The bay leaf sauce has a wonderful taste of vanilla and herbal flavors."

-Thorsten

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Deep-Fried Oreos

"When I saw this recipe, I knew we had to try it. The batter was perfect, and they fried beautifully!"

-Heather'sKitchen

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American Indian Fry Bread

"Incredible! This tastes like the real thing and is very easy to make. I mixed mine in a bread machine for extra-smooth dough."

-TAHINAZ

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Fried Dough Hot Pockets

"These tasted amazing, and were so easy to make. The crust was light, tender and delicious."

-jshawnh

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Deep-Fried Cheesecake

"You'll have to try to resist the urge to eat these as soon as they come out of the fryer!"

-"Ratalouille"

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Deep-Fried Snickers

"Melt-in-your-mouth delicious! You can also use Twinkies instead of Snickers and use the same directions."

-Melly2

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