@Wiggles Unfortunately I have had only meh cheese curds, and those only once. On the border you don't find much food that's not drenched in chile sauce of one form or another. Subtle flavors are not popular here.
치느님(Chicken the God) is the flying spaghetti monster of South Korea. No one can deny the divine Fried Chicken. I am not kidding, it is a religious phenomenon there... And of course I agree with my fellow countrymen.
Obviously, not enough people have tried fried Twinkies. Otherwise it would be number one. However, like others have said, there are many fried items missing from that list. Basically, you can fry anything and 99.999% of the time, it will be amazing. I think we all win.
@jsh139 I'm guessing it's based on state fairs, because I can vouch for the deep-fried Thanksgiving dinner. It's TASTY. (We also had fried Kool-Aid, fried butter, fried Snickers, and fried alligator on a stick, all attributed to other states.) But yeah, the corn dog beats it by a mile in popularity here. I'm really using this as more of a to-try list.