7 Popular Deep Fried Side Dishes

We all love deep fried food, may it be the traditional fried chicken or something as weird as fried ice cream we cannot resist their golden crispy crust or their juicy and succulent insides. Here are some famous deep fried side dishes that you will be dying to try.

1. Chicken Fried Bacon

It is an American dish that was introduced in Texas. It is strips of bacon dredged in batter and deep fried. It is usually an appetizer and goes well with cream gravy or sausage gravy as a dip.

2. Blooming Onion

This dish was popularised in the United States when it appeared on the menu of The Outback Steak house, the dish still remains prominent on their menu. A blooming onion also knows as onion bloom, onion blossom or onion ‘mum consists of one large onion which is cut to resemble a flower; it is then battered and deep fried.

3. Mozzarella Sticks

mozzarella sticksAlthough Mozzarella cheese is Italian, mozzarella sticks are not a made in traditional Italian cuisine, rather it is particularly famous in the US. Mozzarella sticks are elongated pieces of battered or breaded mozzarella which is deep fried. Cheese other than mozzarella like cheddar cheese, American cheese and provolone cheese are also fried. Mozzarella sticks go well with tomato, marinara sauce as well as plum sauce, mustard sauce. Mozzarella sticks with raspberry sauce is a regional cuisine of New York’s capital district.

4. Corn Dog

corn dogThe invention of corn dogs is credited to the German Texan sausage makers, though serving it on a stick came later on. A corn dog is essentially a sausage coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter, deep fried and served on a stick. A corn dog goes well with mustard sauce.

5. Potato chip

Potato chip is a thin slice of potato deep fried and seasoned with salt, additional varieties of potato chips are manufactured and flavoured with many different flavours including cheese, different spices and different herbs.

6. French Fries

French fries are batons of deep fried potato which is usually seasoned with salt. French fries and tomato ketchup is a classic combo.

7. Deep Fried Prawns

Deep fried prawns are a popular cuisine in Japan as well as Japanese restaurants all over the world. It is a speciality of the city of Nagoya. It consists of prawns dipped in flour, then dipped in beaten egg, finally coated with bread crumbs and deep fried. The head of the prawn is usually removed but if the prawn is fresh enough, it may be cooked and served as whole.