In the late seventies, fried pickles were popular in western Massechusetts. At the same time, every Chinese restaurant with any pretensions in NYC offered a dessert of fried ice cream.
A local restaurant now offers to fry anything the customer brings in. Fried twinkles are their signature dish but fried pizza is also a favorite. However, the restaurant does have some standards. They frankly admit that the fried peppermint patty was, 'a disaster'.