From battered Mars bars to deep fried lasagna, to crunchy, yet creamy ice cream and even fried watermelon, there’s no limit to the types of food you can chuck in a commercial deep fryer┬áto enhance its flavour. If you want to add a selection of fried delicacies to your menu, but are struggling for ideas, these ten quick and easy options will get things cooking in no time.

Corn on the Cob

Perfect for food trucks and takeaway shops, deep fried corn has all the nutrients of the fresh kernels trapped inside a crunchy outer layer, which ensures every drop of the corn’s moisture and flavour is preserved. This takes the concept of slapping some butter on your corn to a whole new level!

Mars Bars

The popularity of deep fried Mars bars in fish and chip and charcoal chicken shops has been steadily growing since the dessert was invented by the Haven Chip Bar (now known as the Carron) in Scotland in 1995. Simply refrigerate the bar before cooking, and then fry it in batter much like you would a piece of flake. Within minutes, you’ll have a chocolatey treat your customers can indulge in.


As if this carb-fueled meal could get any better! You’ll never look at this traditional dish the same way again, after all, once you go fried – there’s no going back! Fried lasagna bites are easy to make and will be the perfect bite-size addition to your menu.


Nutella can be used in almost any dessert to enhance its flavour. You’ve already seen nutella donuts and nutella pizza take the fast food industry by storm, so why not add deep fried nutella balls to your repertoire? Essentially, all you have to do is remove the crusts from a nutella sandwich, roll it in a ball, and throw them in your state-of-the-art deep fryer.

Ice Cream

Often served as a flaming dessert in Chinese restaurants, deep fried ice cream combines the juicy crunch of fried batter with the creamy deliciousness of ice cream in this naughty but nice dessert.


First you lick it, then you twist it, and then you fry it! Who would have thought a cream-filled biscuit dipped in fried batter could taste so good?


No tropical meal pack at a charcoal chicken shop is complete without a fried pineapple ring. Need we say more?


Although a little less conventional than a fried pineapple ring or corn on the cob, you can definitely deep fry watermelon. The juices and fresh flavours of this refreshing summer fruit pairs surprisingly well with a light and crispy fried batter.

Cookie Dough

Buttery, sweet and perfect for a sweet tooth, deep fried cookie dough will satiate your customers’ cravings for both sweet and savoury food.

Macaroni and Cheese

Deep-fried macaroni and cheese balls are economical to make and will be cooked to perfection in one of Arcus’ efficient commercial fryers.

If you want to add some of these deep-fried delicacies to your company’s menu, contact the team at Arcus today, to see which commercial deep fryer will best suit your needs.

Warning: all foods are deep-fried at your own risk.