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Best unusual fried thing

Is it an appetizer or is it dessert? It doesn't really matter when its as tasty as the fried goat cheese with honey and pepper at Midtown's Ecco. Photo: Elissa Eubanks,

Is it an appetizer or is it dessert? It doesn't really matter when it's as tasty as the fried goat cheese with honey and pepper at Midtown's Ecco. Photo: Elissa Eubanks,


1. Fried goat cheese with honey and black pepper at Ecco

You say, “Fried goat cheese, topped with honey and fresh cracked pepper – it can be an appetizer and a dessert and it’s ALL yum!”

2. Fried ribs at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

3. Fried black-eyed peas at Relish

4. Fried asparagus at Marlow’s Tavern

5. Arancini with citrus and fennel pollen at Cakes & Ales

These beautiful globes of fried goodness are an irresistible treat at Decatur's Cakes & Ale. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

These beautiful globes of fried goodness are an irresistible treat at Decatur's Cakes & Ale. Photo: Becky Stein / Special


1. Arancini with citrus and fennel pollen at Cakes & Ales

AJC Food and More’s Popular Eats blogger Jon Watson says, “No trip to Decatur’s Cakes & Ale is complete without an order of the Arancini. These deep fried balls of cheesy risotto, seasoned with a hint of fennel pollen and citrus, are delightfully addictive. Don’t be surprised if you send your server back for a second round once they quickly disappear from the table.”

2. Fried ribs at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

3. Fried red tomato at The Shed at Glenwood

4. Eggplant fries at Flip Burger Buckhead

5. Fried Brussels Sprouts & North Georgia Apple Salad at 4th & Swift

147 comments Add your comment


December 6th, 2010
11:35 pm

excuse the misspells.

Mojo Works

December 6th, 2010
11:38 pm

Fried mashed potatoes at Carvers near the meat packing district will change your life! Freaking awesome! They don’t always have them but, you can’t go wrong with anything there. I am pretty sure they could make cardboard taste good.


December 6th, 2010
11:51 pm

I was a first semester student at Philip’s College Northside, when I was told about Fuddrucker’s for the first time.
That weekend, I went over there and had a ball, eating chili-cheese fries for the first time!!
(The burger wasn’t bad, either!!)


December 6th, 2010
11:57 pm

I like the parmesan zucchini fries at Flip.

Thank You TOM

December 6th, 2010
11:58 pm

Tom, that was awesome


December 7th, 2010
12:05 am

I love the pimento cheese fritters at Relish with the hot pepper jelly. Sorry to see it go in 2011 to be replaced by (yet another) Mexican place.

I also enjoyed the “crispy” baby artichoke I had at Sugo in Roswell recently. Note to kitchen: It would have been nice to have more than ONE with my half order of braciole, guys!!


December 7th, 2010
12:34 am

I was at a friend’s house the other night and they sliced potatoes up into pieces that were about a quarter of an inch thick and three to four inches long. They deep fried them and man, they were good! Maybe it’ll catch on here in the US but it’s probably too European for American tastes.

fried good

December 7th, 2010
12:43 am

Dawg fans love fried yellow jackets.


December 7th, 2010
12:49 am

The conch fritters with tamarind sauce at Coco Loco are awesomely good.


December 7th, 2010
1:32 am

Not really unusual but Buffalo’s fried cheesecake is awesome!!!


December 7th, 2010
3:09 am

Fried Rutabagas at the BBQ Cafe on Virginia Avenue. Their lunch menu and veggies change daily, and one day I went there and they were not serving fried green tomatoes. So I got the rutabagas…..delicious!

J Haney

December 7th, 2010
3:15 am

How in the *@$$ do you fry Coke? Also, what is the big deal about fried green tomatoes, they have been around for years! And can someone take the keyboard away from Tom before he hurts himself? He shouldn’t be online without a grown-up around to supervise him!


December 7th, 2010
4:32 am

There always has to be some dickbag who makes turns every stupid thing into a college rivalry. Grow up, nancy.


December 7th, 2010
4:39 am

Deep fried a turkey, potatoes and sweet potatoes last week while surrounded by snow covered cedars. Surreal in Seattle.

T. Anne

December 7th, 2010
5:03 am

@Darlene, child where have you been? People have been eating fried green tomatoes since I was a child, and I was born in 1947. That is nothing new. You must be from up North.


December 7th, 2010
7:28 am

Fried Mac & Cheese # Social Vinings…oh wow!


December 7th, 2010
7:31 am

Fried Snickers and Milky Way bars


December 7th, 2010
8:25 am

Fried Black-eyed peas at Relish!


December 7th, 2010
9:08 am

Me and my BFF go crazy over the fried corn nuggets at Folk’s.

Cuban in law

December 7th, 2010
9:33 am

My wife is Cuban. Her Fried Yuca is killer, so are her Ham Croquettes, which are fried, throw in some roast pork and black beans and rice and you got heaven on a plate.


December 7th, 2010
9:36 am

Guess the most unusual for me is cauliflower and gizzards..


December 7th, 2010
9:40 am

The hand cut fried cheese sticks at The Derby are hard to beat. You should split them though.


December 7th, 2010
10:44 am

Two ends of the spectrum: Paula Deens Flying Frying UFO’s (Fried Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich) or the sweetbread nuggets @ Flip Burger Boutique both delicious and unique.


December 7th, 2010
11:18 am

DBA BBQ Fried bacon is killer the pickles need some work though


December 7th, 2010
11:39 am

Asparagus Fries from Marlowe’s Tavern


December 7th, 2010
12:04 pm

Those “Fried Cheese Grits” from OK Cafe can’y be beat. It would be nice if they would bring back the sauce that went with them. AJC, see what you can do about that!!!


December 7th, 2010
12:11 pm

The Arancini as well as the Fried Okra at Cakes and Ale are the BOMB!


December 7th, 2010
12:13 pm

Fried Jalapenos at Tin Lizzy’s


December 7th, 2010
12:21 pm

Fried Mac N cheese at Fox Bros


December 7th, 2010
12:23 pm

arincini at Cakes & Ale.


December 7th, 2010
12:30 pm

Fried Mac N Cheese at Cheesecake Factory with the sause.. it’s heavenly


December 7th, 2010
12:37 pm

Fried shrimp at Red Lobster. It really was bland, rubbery and smelled fishy.


December 7th, 2010
12:40 pm

Fried Wooly Booger at Effies in Athens. Too much eggnog prior, I wont do it again.

Nabo blabo

December 7th, 2010
12:46 pm

French Fries at Macdonals


December 7th, 2010
1:02 pm

Fried Sweet Bites at Krystal are the best fast food dessert around

Miss B

December 7th, 2010
1:06 pm

Duck confit nuggets, FLIP. out of this world.


December 7th, 2010
1:08 pm

another vote for the fried goat cheese, honey and cracked pepper at
Ecco- addictive!


December 7th, 2010
1:09 pm

Fried Rocky Mountain oysters!
(As long as you didn’t know what they were BEFORE you ate them!)



December 7th, 2010
1:12 pm

Deep fried, chicken livers (wrapped in bacon)!
God’s food!


December 7th, 2010
1:24 pm

I had fried oreos a couple years ago at Corks & Forks at Grant Park’s Summer Shade Festival, they were delicious! I’ve also tried a fried Snickers bar and a fried Mars bar, both good.


December 7th, 2010
1:26 pm

Fried goat cheese with honey at Ecco!!!!!


December 7th, 2010
1:33 pm

Fried frog legs & deep fried alligator at Pappadeaux’s. Fried mac & cheese balls at Ray’s on the River. Fried duck at Great Wall Chinese [on Powers Ferry Road in Marietta].


December 7th, 2010
1:34 pm

Fox bros fried jalapeno poppers stuffed with bbq pork and cream cheese. end of discussion.


December 7th, 2010
1:37 pm

you can’t beat the fried silk worms in south korea


December 7th, 2010
1:39 pm

Fox Brothers fried ribs.

Billy Ray Valentine

December 7th, 2010
1:43 pm

Fried Oreos @ Gwinnett Braves stadium

Red Dawg

December 7th, 2010
1:49 pm

Anyone tried fried banana pudding. I’m really wanting to try it. Found a recipe from a restaurant in Alabama and hoping my brother will do it. It was his idea, I think he needs to bet the guinea pig!!


December 7th, 2010
1:50 pm

fried pickles and jalapeno slices at this place in Kennesaw. can’t remember the name off the top of my head.


December 7th, 2010
1:54 pm

fried avocado at the square pub in decatur. delicious. they also have sweet potato tots that are excellent.


December 7th, 2010
2:00 pm

Have you ever tried fried mac n cheese? Don;t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.