5 Decadent Deep-Fried Snacks in Houston

Sinful starters worth a nosh
August 20, 2014
by Marcy de Luna

Some spicy, some hot, the five starters below are worth noshing despite the high temps outside.

1. Beaver Poppers, Beaver's
Hurts so good: We love the spicy jolt of lip-numbing heat from the Beaver Poppers. Your order of six panko-coated, cheese-and-chorizo-stuffed jalapenos may look innocent, but these little devils pack a fiery punch. Lower the heat by dipping the addicting pepper poppers in the accompanying side of buttermilk dressing ($8).

2. Fried Pickles, Pluckers
The fried pickles at the Austin transplant is the stuff late-night eaters dream about. Six out-of-the-barrel juicy dill pickle spears are lightly fried in seasoned batter and served with creamy ranch dressing for maximum enjoyment ($6.99 for six; $3.99 per half order).

3. Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, Del Frisco's Grille
Egg rolls and Philly cheesesteaks unite in one amazing snack: golden fried bites filled with prime tenderloin, strip steak shavings, white American cheese and caramelized onions. Side sauces includes honey mustard and sweet and spicy chile ($10.50).

4. Chesapeake Crab Balls, Liberty Kitchen
You don't need to wear seersucker or live in Maryland to enjoy deep-fried crab. These tasty bites come three per order with dilly tartar sauce ($10.75).

5. Loaded Tater Tots, Punk's Simple Southern Food
Not your typical fried tot, the "tater" here applies to the potato chip that coats a combination of creamy rice, bacon, scallion, cheddar and sour cream. The decadent snack comes with buttermilk dressing ($9).

liberty kitchen
del frisco's grille
punk's simple southern food