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Jun 4, 2007 11:46 AM

Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich?

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

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

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      1. re: Oh Robin

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

        1. re: kindofabigdeal

          you can definnitely re-fry a Kripsy Kreme donut,

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

          1. re: kevin

            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.

            1. re: kevin

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

              1. re: kindofabigdeal

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

                1. re: piccola

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

                  1. re: kindofabigdeal

                    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.

        2. 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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          1. re: bubbles4me

            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. 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. 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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              1. re: chicgail

                "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!

                1. re: Will Owen

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