The product of a culture
obsessed with deep frying
everything it can get its grubby little mitts
A few years ago, I saw a news report on the current trend of deep frying such things as mars bars, pizzas, ice cream and so on. The item focused on a small English chippy which, to address the problem of grey squirrels as vermin, captured a few and deep fried them to sell to the unsuspecting public.
Apparently some people quite liked them.