Previous winners include: Fried Thanksgiving Dinner (deep-fried stuffing, turkey, and creamed corn balls with a cranberry dipping sauce and gravy served on the side) and Fried Jambalaya. Abel Gonzales Jr. (who’s so good he’s been dubbed “Fried Jesus”) has won for his fried peanut butter, jelly, and banana sandwich (inspired by Elvis Presley’s favorite snack), fried Coke (soda pop-flavored dough), and lastly, his deep-fried butter -- which oozes liquid butter when you bite into it.
Then there’s Charlie Boghosian who’s been called “The Man Who Fries Everything.” Aside from deep-fried Kool-Aid and the Zucchini-Weeni (a hot dog stuffed inside a zucchini and then deep fried, of course), he once deep-fried whole White Castle cheeseburgers -- bun and all. He sold 9,000 of them in 18 days. How many Tums do you think it takes to cure the heartburn from eating a New Balance sneaker? Let’s not find out.