It’s that time of year again – the Dufferin Gates are closed, traffic doesn’t move, and people line up for hours to try the greasiest, most deep fried food items you can’t find anywhere outside The Ex. But, we’ve decided to help out the indecisive food-lovers of the world: we’ve narrowed the list to 10 must try foods from this year’s CNE.
DEEP FRIED RED VELVET OREOS
The Funnel Cake Shop
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Two of the world’s best dessert flavours are combined when an Oreo cookie is dipped in red velvet cake batter. And, as if that’s not mouth-watering enough, it’s deep fried and topped with cream cheese icing.
FROSTED FLAKE BATTERED CHICKEN ON A STICK
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Everyone’s favourite children’s cereal covers battered chicken and is then dropped in a deep fryer.
POUTINE GRILLED CHEESE
Two of the greasiest foods make a happy, happy couple when a grilled cheese sandwich is invaded, in the best possible way, with cheese curds and french fries. And, its got a bit of warm gravy on the side all for dippin’.
BUB’S BAD BOY BURGER
Bub’s Badass Burgers
Beef and chicken are combined when the spicy cheeseburger meets a honey garlic friend chicken are sandwiched between a Jamaican beef patty with pepper jack cheese, crispy hickory sticks, tomato, wasabi cucumber, sriracha mayo and, finally, buttermilk coleslaw. Burger heaven.
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Every Canadian knows that poutine is a staple of our country. But, Vienna gives it a classic twist by stuffing a buttery mashed potato ball with cheese curds, rolling it in bread crumbs and deep frying it. Then, it gets smothered with Bavarian gravy and more cheese curds for good measure.
BACON WRAPPED GRILLED CHEESE
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As if grilled cheese isn’t good enough, this aged cheddar and mozzarella concoction is topped with spicy sweet chilli ketchup and wrapped in six bacon strips. Because everything wrapped in bacon is a must eat.
GARLIC SNOW CRAB FRIES
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Classic french fries get a deep sea twist with garlic aoli, parsley, dill and fresh snow crab. They even SOUND delicious.
DEEP FRIED CHEESECAKE
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Think you’ve had the best cheesecake experience? Deep fry it and have your mind blown.
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Fact: Nothing more Canadian has ever been invented.