OT: What are your favorite fried foods during football season?

Submitted by No.9 Hamburgers on March 11th, 2010 at 11:19 AM

I know this is way off topic but I have an honest question to ask. We are contemplating adding fried foods to our menu.
1. What are some of your favorite fried foods?
2. What fried foods would you guys like to see at the football games?
Thank you for responding in advance.


03 Blue 07

March 11th, 2010 at 1:21 PM ^

It's why I prefer popcorn chicken to, say, chicken strips: higher breading/fried exterior-to-interior goodness ratio. The fried exterior surface area is key. Hence, I agree: pickles cut into the chip shapes, with ranch dressing. Bonus points for a sort of cucumber ranch, to stick with the veggie theme. The only time I like cucumber ranch is with fried pickes.


March 11th, 2010 at 11:31 AM ^

my Dad and I stopped by your stand and.... AMAZING. Totally worth the wait and was definitely just as good as I was expecting (which is frankly kind of surprising).

Also, so long fried rice! Hello fried chicken!


March 11th, 2010 at 11:32 AM ^

I just pop Tums and pace back and forth.

Post game though: Deep fry whatever you want. That’s why our ancestors came to America in the first place, no?

Wolverine In Exile

March 11th, 2010 at 11:33 AM ^

maybe the rings aren't too good for finger fooding it at a game. I suggest the acceptable substitute, onion chips / petals. Same flavor, almost same taste, more finger food friendly.

But for all out decadence-- fried mac and cheese balls.


March 11th, 2010 at 11:34 AM ^

Any part of a chicken, deep fried, is good. Whether it be wings or a whole chicken that has been quartered and fried, or even just chicken tenders, its all good. For bonus points, serve with either the previously mentioned Butter + Hot sauce, and/or cheese sauce for the french fries that inevitably accompany this meal of kings.


March 11th, 2010 at 11:43 AM ^

Peppers. It would not be a finger food but my friends' dad hollows out some bell peppers and cuts them into quarters. He then mixes the pepper seeds with sausage and some cheese to make it the consistency of a thick paste. Then dips them in batter and serves them up deep fried. Like I said, not a great finger food because they are decent size and you will need a plate but if you are tailgating for a while they are excellent.

No.9 Hamburgers

March 11th, 2010 at 11:48 AM ^

I have my Grandmothers recipe from South Carolina. I'll have to do some testing to see if I can mix the old school with the new. "Buffalo wing sauce". Fried veggies also sound good.


March 11th, 2010 at 12:01 PM ^

I doubt you'd sell a lot of them since this is the B10, not the SEC, but I love fried okra. They're bite sized, marginally less healthy than, say, a fried Snickers, and taste great.

If you do onion rings, the batter is everything. Personally, I'm partial to batter, as opposed to breading. Beer in the batter is awesome, too. Experiment with kind of onions you use, but something on the slightly sweet side, (like a vidalia) tends to be the best option.

And the southern fried chicken? Dude, I am so there ...


March 11th, 2010 at 11:48 AM ^

Deep fried Oreos and deep fried Twinkies are delicious. They would be a snack to compliment your menu and would sell out of pure intrigue. I bet they would really create a buzz about your stand on game days.

spam and beans

March 11th, 2010 at 12:03 PM ^

Being from the swamps of Lousiana, I love fried shrimp, oysters, catfish, and softshell crab. Oh, don't forget hush puppies to go with catfish. Man, I can't believe I almost forgot the fried crab fingers!...dang, I'm dying from a heart attack for sure.


March 11th, 2010 at 12:05 PM ^

it doesn't sound good, but there's this BBQ place down the road from me called "Bone Head's" in Willis (that's a few miles south of Ypsilanti) that serves deep-fried pickles as a substitute for french fries if you want them. They're actually really good.

EDIT: looks like someone already mentioned it. So here's another vote then.


March 11th, 2010 at 12:11 PM ^

Immediately thought of grabbing No Thai sweet and spicy chicken and blazing away the loss and hangover that have themed the fall saturdays of the previous two years

Ron Swanson

March 11th, 2010 at 1:11 PM ^

Has this thing called the Braylon Edwards Sampler with chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, and jalapeno poppers with your choice of 2 dressings.



March 11th, 2010 at 1:19 PM ^

Not fries. Even a "really good fry" is pretty pedestrian. Considering the care you put into your burgers, you need something like great o-rings to go with them, so that would be my choice.

I have no doubt wings would be awesome if you made them, but what to do with the bones? They'd be a pain in the ass. Its one thing to clean up paper, plastic and cups. Its another to see a pile of chicken wing bones growing stale by the fourth quarter under someone's seat. Ick.