A family favorite are fries. We usually bake it but, face it there's nothing like real fried fries. And this time we even topped it with garlic, parsley and cheese - on the 'adult' side. The kids had their side without the garlic. Yum!!!
I don't think fried stuff is all that bad - just make sure your oil is a proper temperature so your food isn't just sitting there soaking up the oils. Our foods usually comes up quite nice and not greezy at all. If you can - invest in a thermometer.
What's that cooking in the oil? Onion! Not quite onion rings, but yummy none the less. General recipe - season with dried garlic, salt and black pepper to taste. Coat with flour, coat with egg white, and then with flour again (flour-egg-flour, let rest for a few minutes in between coatings). I find that it works better if you like the first coating of flour sit for a while before applying the egg white.
Here's a new one for our household. After numerous trips to Krispy Cremes doughnuts, we thought it might be fun to make some at home. I didn't go for the 'from scratch' approach (shocking I know). Instead, I saw this super quick and easy recipe HERE and thought it's worth a shot. Just break open a can of ready made biscuit dough, cut out of center and fry up. Almost like cheating, it's so easy ;).