DVR alert (on an empty stomach): ‘I am the Fry King!’

By Whitney Matheson | USA TODAY
Just when you thought every corner of the food world had been covered, here comes a new one-hour special called Deep Fried. And yes, it’s exactly what you think it is.

Deep Fried follows the adventures of Chicken Charlie, somewhat of a legend in the carnival/food truck world. Charlie claims he can “fry anything,” and one of his claims to fame is inventing the deep-fried Oreo.

In the past, Charlie has fried everything from olives to White Castle burgers to Pop-Tarts to Coca-Cola. In the Travel Channel special, we see him batter up some ribs and frog legs. Mmm … or maybe not.

Deep Fried premieres Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Who knows? Afterward, you may be craving one of Charlie’s deep-fried Twinkies.