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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!

              2. 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.

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

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

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                    1. re: chef chicklet

                      Fried oreo's and Twinkies are the best

                      1. re: timmy

                        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.

                    2. 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. 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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                        1. re: Covert Ops

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

                          1. re: creativeusername

                            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. 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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                            1. re: ccbweb

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

                            2. 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.

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

                                1. 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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                                  1. re: ajs228

                                    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.

                                    1. re: adrienne156

                                      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?

                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                        Yes, Oreo cookie healthier. Duh.

                                        1. re: ipsedixit


                                          How about one of the least fattening?

                                          1. re: ipsedixit

                                            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.