is it the food or the fry?
a number of people i know claim to like certain foods only when they're deep-fried. i contend that in those cases, it's not the food they like, rather the fry. typically, the batter and grease (and usually salt) so overwhelm whatever the carrier is that most of it's characteristics are heavily overshadowed. not to say that fried can't be a good thing, just that if that's the only form in which one will eat something, then it's not the food itself that one likes.