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8 Unexpectedly Good Fried Food That You Need To Try!

8 Unexpectedly Good Fried Food That You Need To Try!

You probably eat a healthy and balanced diet for most of the year or at least you are trying to. Once in while, when you decide to give it a rest, indulge in these totally unique and scrumptious fried foods.

These foods are all batter dipped and deep fried. Shallow frying will not give you the same crispy texture all around. Many these recipes call for frozen scoops to be fried for very short periods over high heat. The food item should be completely submerged in hot oil.

If you are hosting a party, most of these recipes can be made ready for frying, ahead of time. These foods can be then be quickly fried and served piping hot to your guests. Hot and crunchy on the outside, cold and melting inside, the contrasting textures and temperatures create an explosion of sensations for your taste buds.

1. Deep Fried Oreos

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    You may have come across these delicacies in local county fairs. This is a fun dinner party dessert that can be easily made at home with pancake batter. Egg and milk are optional. Remember to keep the batter consistency thick enough to coat the biscuits.

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    2. Pineapple Fritters

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      Banana fritters were a staple in my house till they got replaced by a new favorite: chilled, sweet and juicy pineapple. Serve some super crispy pineapple fritters made with light tempura batter, as starters at your party. Add a dash of cinnamon or drizzle some honey over them.

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      3. Fried Watermelon

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        It is extremely easy to make fried watermelon. Dip watermelon cubes into light pancake batter and then deep fry them. Top with castor sugar for a unique and colorful dessert.

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        4. Deep Fried Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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          The ultimate indulgent dessert, deep fried chocolate chip cookie dough is made with frozen cookie dough that is dipped in batter and fried till crisp and golden brown. The inside will be soft and gooey with melted chocolate bits. Another idea along similar lines is simple dropping spoonful of leftover cake batter in hot oil to make crispy balls and then rolling them in melted chocolate. Simply dusting with cinnamon flavored icing sugar is also a great idea.

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          5. Crispy Strawberries with Chocolate Sauce

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            Loaded with vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, there’s no denying strawberries are a popular fruit. Sweet, not too tart, these strawberry bites make a great spur-of-the-moment dessert. Just think what other berries can be used similarly…maybe raspberries?

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            6. Deep-Fried Guacamole

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              Guacamole, the  avocado-based Mexican classic, has now become one of America’s favorite dips. To turn the dip into a salad dressing, the prepared guacamole is ground more finely till smooth and then water or  olive oil is added to make the consistency more flowing.  Guacamole is quite easy to make; mashed avocado is mixed with other ingredients like lime juice, salt, onion, cilantro, tomatoes, garlic and cayenne pepper. You can freeze leftover guacamole in ice cube trays. Pop the frozen cubes into batter and deep fry for a quick and amazing snack.

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              7. Deep Fried Butter Balls

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                These actually are said to taste like the most buttery bread you’ve ever had. You can combine some cheese with the butter and use a funnel cake batter to dip and fry them. You can also coat them with bread crumbs after dipping in the batter and then fry them crisp.

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                8. Deep Fried Candy Bars

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                  Liquefied chocolate and caramel on the inside, crisp and crunchy on the outside! Try making these with different types of candy bars. My personal favorite is the deep fried snickers bar.

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                  11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

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                  Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                  Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                  1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                  Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                  Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                  3. Improved Sleep

                  Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                  4. Appetite Control

                  Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                  When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

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                  Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                  While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

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                  Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

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                  With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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