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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 7th, 2010
2:00 pm

Fried Collard Greens… to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


December 7th, 2010
2:04 pm

@ Smitty -Fried Sweet Bites at Krystal are the best fast food dessert around- I thought I was the only one that enjoyed the Sweet bites from Krystal. You have good taste!

Danny O

December 7th, 2010
2:07 pm

As referenced by Bama State Fan at 4:47pm on 12/6 – Fried green beans are pretty tasty. The only place that I know of that serves this is Estoria in Cabbagetown. Delicious, though some of the taste experience is lost in the thick cigarette smoke.


December 7th, 2010
2:13 pm

ooooh you deprived people. No one here has had real FRIED ICE CREAM!!
My parents (great + amazing family recipe) were exclusively book for events in PARK CITY UT to offer this scruptious delicacy. Im willing to sell the recipe. contact me at: Only serious foodeirs, please

Jen Jen

December 7th, 2010
2:27 pm

Fried cornbread. Yum!


December 7th, 2010
2:27 pm

Fried macaroni and cheese at Tin Pin Alley in Atlantic Station! Sinful.


December 7th, 2010
2:31 pm



December 7th, 2010
2:33 pm

Fried pickles at the Blind Pig Tavern in Athens. Unlike a lot of places they slice them thin so they are crispy and don’t pre-batter them. Fried creamed corn dodgers are also excellent.


December 7th, 2010
2:37 pm

Fried potatoes and onions at The Varsity…say what?


December 7th, 2010
2:46 pm

Geneva’s fried ribs with mustard dipping sauce.


December 7th, 2010
2:49 pm

Fried mac & cheese from Fox Bros’ BBQ


December 7th, 2010
3:00 pm

Fried oreos are boss


December 7th, 2010
3:05 pm


December 7th, 2010
3:06 pm

Fried mac n cheese @ Fox Bros. and Cheesecake Factory is amazing


December 7th, 2010
3:06 pm

@Tom you got me dying over here


December 7th, 2010
3:14 pm

Taco Mac Chocolate Chimi – Chocolate and caramel wrapped in a flour tortilla and fried golden brown…then add vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup…..YES PLEASE !


December 7th, 2010
3:22 pm

Zuccini fries at Carrabba’s!


December 7th, 2010
3:37 pm

Fried Chicken Feet and Fried Chicken Heart Taco at Holy Taco.

GT Guy

December 7th, 2010
3:39 pm

Fried sausage.

just Me

December 7th, 2010
3:39 pm

avocado eggrolls at cheesecake factory


December 7th, 2010
3:59 pm

Could Lilburn Lady (or anyone else) that referenced the Fried Corn place in Dacula post the restaurant name too? Get over there once in awhile so would like to try it. Thanks!


December 7th, 2010
4:08 pm

@ Tom….
Am I the only person still laughing at Tom’s comment about the Fried Sweet Tea…That’s one heck of a story. You are joking right?! LOL Right?


December 7th, 2010
4:11 pm

Please read Tom’s comment on page 1

Pecka Head

December 7th, 2010
4:31 pm

My first fried pickles were at Boondocks many years ago and I think they are still the BEST!

I like strange

December 7th, 2010
4:38 pm

Parts always taste better fried. I especially like chicken lips and hog wings. We cook them on the fire out in the wild while snipe hunting.

It's been a rough winter.

December 7th, 2010
4:53 pm

And it’s not officially here yet. Fried foods taste good when it’s cold weather. Okra but without batter and not cooked hard. I really like fried pickled peaches with cream cheese stuffing. That’s one of my favorites and discovered by my nanny as a child, Ms. Mamie Lou, who was experimenting at the time. Try it, you’ll like it.


December 7th, 2010
6:31 pm

The Fried Ribs at Fox Bros are the most interesting fried food item i sampled this year! i mean WTF!! it was that good!

Chief Wiggum

December 7th, 2010
7:41 pm

I reckon I’ll have some of those french fried taters, uh huh.


December 7th, 2010
10:04 pm

The fried cream cheese grit cakes at The Red Hen in Alpharetta. AMAZING!!!! A heart attack on a plate but well worth it.

Gordon Beckham

December 8th, 2010
11:12 am

The fried taquitos at the RaceTrack on Defoores Ferry have to be at the top of the list!!!!!!!


December 8th, 2010
12:54 pm

The fried eggplant strips at FLIP in Buckhead are perfect.


December 8th, 2010
3:58 pm

Fried twinkies. Tried them at a fair once.


December 8th, 2010
5:53 pm

Fried Black Eyed Peas @ Relish In Roswell


December 8th, 2010
8:55 pm

I really like them french fried taters…mmmhmmmm.


December 9th, 2010
11:02 am

Fried pimento cheese fritters at Ormsby’s.

Johnny Fontane

December 9th, 2010
11:25 am

Crisco, the name of the resturant in Dacula is the Harvest Table, it’s located across from Dacula High School at the railroad tracks.


December 9th, 2010
5:49 pm

Dry-fried mushrooms or eggplant at Tasty China.


December 10th, 2010
7:38 am

Deep-fried pickled okra!


December 12th, 2010
9:17 am

Wow, apparently the saying about frying any and everything in the south is true. I love the fried pickles at Ms. Katie’s Side Board in Stone Mountain Park. As for the rest, I’ve never even heard of fried Coke, Oreos, Twinkies, Snickers, etc. I am sure they probably taste good, but considering that none of them are good for you to start with why would anyone want to add on more fat by frying them? Wow!


December 12th, 2010
10:12 am


Better than boiled by far..

Believe it

December 12th, 2010
11:20 am

My son is a boy scout and they fried biscuit dough to make donuts and potatoes to make fries at camp. Once those were done, they started experimenting. He said the deep fried teriyaki beef jerky and fried Butterfingers (chocolate melted off, so only the peanut butter part) were delicious. The Starbusts and Skittles didn’t fry very well…

Leslie Edwin

December 12th, 2010
11:33 am

Fried strawberries at Hilltop Grille in Athens! Chef Marquis Brown is always coming up with creative dishes….this one was amazing…

OTP Foodie

December 12th, 2010
12:13 pm

DB BBQ is over priced, BBQ dreck. The award Matt got for his chili must have come from the chef over at the US Prison system. Watery and hot, with bits of gristle, mmmmm. Dryed out $10 pork sandwich with all the fixin’s. This place has to deal with too high rent and it shows.


December 12th, 2010
12:45 pm

any of you remember Pilgreens in West End?
ever try their fried cauliflower?

….It’s just a memory now


December 12th, 2010
2:41 pm

Fried chicken, cheese and jalapeno empanada at Havana off Buford Highway. Perfect crust, gooey cheese center. amazing.

Me, My, Mine

December 12th, 2010
2:53 pm

fried corn nuggets and fried mac n cheese balls at wings express

Dixie Cybill Presley

December 12th, 2010
3:42 pm

Scotch eggs! A boiled egg, wrapped in sausage, rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried. Served with English mustard and pickles.