27 Awesome Fried Fair 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.

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

Bethany's Jersey Girl Zeppole

"This was my first experience with zeppole, and I was so impressed with how easy they are to make! My husband and kids went crazy over these! Puffy, golden, sweet puffs... perfect Saturday morning food."


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."


Deep-Fried Oreos

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


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."


Deep-Fried Cheese Squares

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

-Susie D

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."


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

Deep-Fried Ice Cream

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


Couldn't-Be-Easier Elephant Ears

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


Beer-Battered Mushrooms

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


Fried Dough Hot Pockets

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


Deep-Fried Twinkie

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

-Chef #1364059

Fried Grits

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


Hush Puppies

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


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

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!"


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."


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

The Best Fried Ravioli

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


Good Ol' Apple Fritters

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


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

Beer-Battered Fried Avocado Wedges

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


Fried Fruit with Bay Leaf Sauce

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


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."


Deep-Fried Cheesecake

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


Deep-Fried Snickers

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