Three deep-fried side-dish items that we have enjoyed -
1 & 2- at Farmer Boys, the mini Burger and Mex chain in the Inland Empire (mainly) in So Cal, were the Huge , thick-cut Onion Rings and the Zucchini Spears (Squash Quartered length-wise and battered then fried). Both make great sides to the Burgers this outfit puts out.
3. Recently we visited Hap's , a small town cafe in Marengo, Indiana, for their Friday evening Fish Fry. While the Fish was "Good", nothing real special, the side of Fried Green Tomatoes was Outstanding. 10 good-sized slices, too hot to touch when delivered to the table, crusty, well-seasoned coating, and only $2.99 for the order. That was a real treat that we really enjoyed !