Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Deep Fried South

You may have heard of or read a book called Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. I have had fried green tomatoes and they are really nice. For many years this and fried chicken were the two fried dishes I associated with the Southern States of America.

Recently on a family trip to North Carolina I got a chance to extend my repertoire of fried experiences.

I tried deep fried artichokes which came served with a little house dressing.  They were crispy and not greasy and the subtle taste was really lovely.
I tried breaded and fried pickle slices. At first the slightly pickley taste took me by surprise but as I kept on trying them they really started to grow on me.
I thought it was sort of weird to have deep fried macaroni and cheese bites as a side order.  They were OK but a weird way of serving leftover macaroni and cheese!
Apparently at the North Carolina State Fair someone offers a freshly fried donut sliced open with a beef burger in the middle! I don't think I could eat one of these.

But the biggest surprise for me was a Deep Fried Oreo biscuit!
These were the limit - a fried step too far!  If you get to the Southern States look out for this one! Please comment below - would you try this?

All opinions and photos are my own.


  1. I suppose the Oreo is the US version of the deep fried Mars Bar. I saw the movie Fried green Tomatoes etc and have always wanted to try them since. GG

    1. Fried green tomatoes are really lovely.

  2. Deep fried Oreo's. I cannot imagine what that would taste like.

  3. So that is the american equivalent of the deep fried mars bar? LOL. I always wondered about fried green tomatoes. It's a lovely film!

    1. Fried green tomatoes are really lovely - try to have some when you visit the South