By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Deep-fried corn soup and Thanksgiving dinner Granted, it's the time of year when state fairs and their requisite deep-fried specialty contests are most likely to occur, but some of the latest oil-soaked news has us asking, "You can deep-fry that?" Chief among them is KFC Japan's newest menu option, deep-fried soup. Yes, they're going to serve fried balls of corn soup called "potage." It's apparently a hot commodity in Japan right now, showing up on menus in its original soup form as well as flavoring snacks such as potato chips.
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And if you think this is the first time a liquid has been breaded and fried, may we remind you about Deep-Fried Kool-Aid, which was the most popular fried confection-and a Twitter trending topic for weeks-in 2011. This year's victors include a deep-fried Cuban Roll, which will reign supreme at the State Fair of Texas, which starts on September 27. The fair will also serve up the eight recipes the Cuban roll beat out for the title, which include deep-fried Nutella, a fried Frito pie, fried lemonade, and "Deep-Fried Thanksgiving," which is exactly what it sounds like, but looks an awful lot like falafel with cranberry dipping sauce.
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We don't know about you, but after that, we're craving some veggies.
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