The Most Popular Fried Foods in North Carolina & South Carolina
If it’s one thing I enjoy, it’s fried food! In my opinion, you can pretty much fry any and everything. From the typical things like chicken, seafood, and potatoes to outrageous things like cookies, burgers, and veggies. A nice crunch and crispiness make just about anything taste better, right? Well, North Carolina and South Carolina are no strangers to great quality fried foods. We have some fantastic restaurant options, but also the fried fair food favorites. When we head to the fair every year, fried food is one of our favorite go-to items to check out. Seriously, how many things can they fry?
Shane Co. went on to find the most popular fried foods in every state. They analyzed the search volume of 70 state fair-style fried foods over the last year to determine each state’s favorite. Using their information, they were able to find that the search included both savory and sweet fried food treats. Some of the top foods include corndogs, french fries, fried pickles, fried chicken, fried catfish, and onion rings. But, none of these are what took home the prize for North Carolina. North Carolina’s most popular fried food is hushpuppies. South Carolina’s favorite is deep-fried pimento cheese balls. Boy oh boy does that sound good! But those are just the savory ones, how about sweet ones?
The Carolinas are certainly known for some fried food favorites. We fry just about everything and that includes desserts. So, what are our top sweet favorites? Now, for this side of things the Carolinas share a favorite. North and South Carolina’s favorite sweet fried food is deep-fried Oreos. If you have never had a deep-fried Oreo then trust me when I say you are missing out for sure! Whether or not you want to wait until the fair or simply just try a recipe at home, deep fried Oreos are a MUST! Check out the full list to see what other treats made the top of other states.