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Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich?

natelyz Jun 4, 2007 11:46 AM

Ah, carny food. What will they think of next?

I recently attended media night at the San Diego County Fair, where they will pretty much fry anything and serve it to you in a paper basket. Fried Coke isn't so new anymore, but I'd never had a chicken sandwich quite like this one. Basically, it was a slim patty of deep-friend chicken, a slice of something resembling cheese, and two halves of a donut. Seriously.


What random stuff have y'all had fried before? I had a terrific deep friend Mars bar with raspberry syrup in Vancouver once, that was to die for.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: natelyz Jun 4, 2007 11:55 AM

    They actually did the same thing, but made a burger instead. It was at a minor league baseball game IIRC.

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      Oh Robin RE: natelyz Jun 4, 2007 03:14 PM

      Did the deep fried Snickers once. I was really excited about it but honestly it was just too much.

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        kindofabigdeal RE: Oh Robin Jun 4, 2007 03:31 PM

        Deep fried snickers was no good to me. It's just too much. I really dig the oreos though.

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          kevin RE: kindofabigdeal Jun 4, 2007 03:42 PM

          you can definnitely re-fry a Kripsy Kreme donut,

          but how do you fry a coke? what is a "Fried Coke?"

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            natelyz RE: kevin Jun 4, 2007 04:47 PM

            It had the consistency of what I'd imagine loose, fried brains would have. Which I know sounds weird, but there it is. Or really thick, sticky spaghettil. That's fried.

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              kindofabigdeal RE: kevin Jun 4, 2007 06:14 PM

              it's frozen coke syrup battered and fired. The syrup melts and in my experience becomes high fructose plasma en croute

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                piccola RE: kindofabigdeal Jun 6, 2007 06:11 PM

                seriously?? i thought it was just batter made with coke as the liquid...

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                  kindofabigdeal RE: piccola Jun 7, 2007 10:24 PM

                  It could have regional variations I suppose, but I'm pretty certain that's what I had.

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                    piccola RE: kindofabigdeal Jun 8, 2007 06:09 AM

                    No, I'm sure you're right - I've never seen or tried fried Coke, I just jumped to conclusions because my brain couldn't come up with the whole "frozen syrup" scenario.

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          bubbles4me RE: natelyz Jun 4, 2007 06:09 PM

          Fell in love with deep fried pickles when I was in Georgia. Dip those dilly, crispy morsels in Ranch, (which I don't care for most of the time) and the contrast of herby, crunchy creamy is sublime.

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            L_W RE: bubbles4me Jun 4, 2007 06:31 PM

            Deep fried pickles are YUM! There is a restaurant in Western NY (can't remember the name) that has them on their menu as an appetizer.

            I have tried deep fried twinkies but I think I will stick to funnel cakes at carnivals.....

          2. katkoupai RE: natelyz Jun 4, 2007 06:14 PM

            What will people think of next? The Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich sounds horrible to me, and I actually like those donuts and chicken-- separately, though. Was it any good?

            1. chicgail RE: natelyz Jun 4, 2007 09:35 PM

              Fried coke?

              What's fried coke? How do you fry coke?

              Is that somethng that is happening on the coasts and just taking a while to get into the heartland? Or a county fair thing that I don't see in the city?

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                Will Owen RE: chicgail Jun 4, 2007 10:20 PM

                "Fried coke? What's fried coke? How do you fry coke?"

                See above. This is a classic case of "Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD." This whole thing is so terribly, terribly wrong that there is no right way out - we just have to stop it NOW before we morph into the kind of meat puppets who babble about the high-fructose corn syrup gravy that Gandma used to make. Seriously. And no, I believe it started in the Heart(attack)land and migrated to the coasts, just as I did...OK, you guys, do NOT go blaming me!

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                  writergirl RE: Will Owen Jun 6, 2007 08:40 AM

                  Mmm, I remember high-fructose corn syrup gravy! We used to top it with ranch dressing!

              2. Infomaniac RE: natelyz Jun 5, 2007 07:17 AM

                I have a thing for deep frying leftover slices of pizza. I give it a coat it in egg wash then coat with bread crumbs, then drop it in to fry. Some leftover pizza'a work better than others, and after a while you know which ones will work, and which one's won't.

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                  emilief RE: natelyz Jun 5, 2007 08:46 AM

                  Have not had it but there is a restaurant in Boston that deep fries Twinkies.

                  1. chef chicklet RE: natelyz Jun 5, 2007 09:14 AM

                    Ewwwwwwwe. to all of it.
                    Why would anyone would mess with a perfectly good twinky is beyond me.

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                      timmy RE: chef chicklet Jun 5, 2007 10:15 AM

                      Fried oreo's and Twinkies are the best

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                        Agent 510 RE: timmy Jun 5, 2007 04:14 PM

                        The fried Mars bar at A Salt & Battery in the Village in NYC is awesome. A bit overwhelming, but every bite is heaven.

                        I've had a fried Twinkie on the Santa Cruz, CA boardwalk. Didn't like it all that much. The coating was kind of rubbery, like a corn dog. Fried Oreos are available there too, I'll bet these are better.

                        These state fair booths that fry anything really oughta just stick to the good stuff.

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                      schoenick RE: natelyz Jun 5, 2007 10:22 AM

                      There is burger stand in Pacific City off the Oergon coast that makes "heart attack on a bun" - It's a 3/4 lb cheeseburger with bacon and a fried egg - they then deep fry the whole thing... It's actually really yummy but kind of deadly.....

                      1. Covert Ops RE: natelyz Jun 5, 2007 12:42 PM

                        There's a restaurant in Leesburg, FL that has fried mac and cheese -- a friend who lives on M&C (um, who doesn't??) drove all the way there from Daytona and said it was just eh. . .

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                          creativeusername RE: Covert Ops Jun 5, 2007 04:25 PM

                          I had fried M&C at a BBQ joint in North FL once. Pretty gross. No need to mess with a good thing IMO.

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                            piccola RE: creativeusername Jun 6, 2007 06:14 PM

                            Never tried the deep-fried, but I _have_ made mac 'n cheese croquettes: coated in breadcrumbs and panfried until crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. YUM.

                        2. ccbweb RE: natelyz Jun 5, 2007 04:46 PM

                          Not deep fried...but the Grillswith. Take a glazed donut (or two) and put it on a flat top griddle, let the glaze melt and then caramlize...flip, repeat...plate and top with ice cream. Now that's a dessert.

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                            carissarene RE: ccbweb Jun 6, 2007 01:59 PM

                            ooh yum...that sounds good.

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                              ipsedixit RE: ccbweb Jun 6, 2007 02:18 PM

                              I've always been baffled by why there aren't more ice cream + donut combos ... seems like such a perfect match.

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                              writergirl RE: natelyz Jun 6, 2007 08:47 AM

                              I love the SD Fair! What they don't fry, they'll put on a stick (I saw bbq porkchop on a stick and meatballs on a stick) Last year I saw, but didn't try, deep-fried avocado. I've never tried most of the crazy food. I like the old standbys like the cinnamon rolls, and the strawberry shortcake that they've sold since I was a kid.

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                                MellieMac RE: natelyz Jun 6, 2007 01:50 PM

                                The Google cafeteria does a bacon cheeseburger on a krispy kreme "bun". Heart attack on a plate!

                                1. ajs228 RE: natelyz Jun 6, 2007 01:57 PM

                                  I'll stick with the tried and true Jack in the Box tacos, where I'm pretty sure they deep fry even the lettuce that comes on it.

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                                    adrienne156 RE: ajs228 Jun 6, 2007 06:33 PM

                                    They may taste like they're bad for you, but at 190 calories a piece, they are probably one of the healthiest things on the menu.

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                                      ipsedixit RE: adrienne156 Jun 6, 2007 10:12 PM

                                      Hmm, does low calorie really mean healthier?

                                      I mean a single Oreo cookie has only about 50 calories, whereas a medium banana averages about 100 calories ... Oreo cookie healthier?

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                                        ajs228 RE: ipsedixit Jun 6, 2007 11:13 PM

                                        Yes, Oreo cookie healthier. Duh.

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                                          adrienne156 RE: ipsedixit Jun 7, 2007 04:15 PM


                                          How about one of the least fattening?

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                                            kindofabigdeal RE: ipsedixit Jun 7, 2007 10:28 PM

                                            woh... slow down. Comparing a taco to a burger is much different than comparing a fruit to a cookie. Assuming most of the menu items have a similar nutritional make-up, then yes it is healthier. I doubt there are many high fiber/high potassium selections on the JITB menu.

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