Originally posted by dreamzpainter
deep fried pickles, deep fried oreos, deep fried milkyways to name a few of the more pervasive foods to be found at southern carnival, fairs and flea markets
Here in Maryland we also have deep fried olives & twinkies, but according to this National Geographic article deep frying everything is a Scottish culinary art
"Morrison and Petticrew surveyed around 300 Scottish fast food restaurants that sell Britain's most popular meal: fish and chips (fries). They found 22 percent of these "chip shops" also served deep-fried Mars bars (a Milky Way in the U.S.). Each contains more than 420 calories.
Average sales were 23 bars per week, with some shops selling more than 200 each week. Three-fourths of customers were children.
The researchers found that Mars bars aren't Scotland's only deep-fried specialties, with chip shops also frying up ice-cream, pizza, pineapple rings, pickled eggs, Snicker bars, and bananas.
The deep-fried Mars bar is believed to have originated in the northeast Scottish village of Stonehaven, following a bet struck between a chip shop owner and a customer. "