He set a world record when he consumed 6.91 pounds of turkey meat in 8 minutes -- but this Thanksgiving, competitive eating machine Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti is getting TOTALLY FRIED!
Deep Dish tells TMZ ... he's going balls out for a Turkey Day ... as in DEEP FRIED STUFFING BALLS WITH A GRAVY CENTER!!!! And that's just the beginning!!!!
Deep Dish says he's personally preparing the stuffing balls for a feast at his parents' house near Chicago -- on top of two other gut-busting dishes ... a deep-fried brussels sprouts salad with a butter-balsamic-pecan vinaigrette, and braised ox tails.
DD tells us, he was planning to deep fry the ox tails too -- but he just couldn't find the right recipe to make his dream a reality.
To wash it all down, Bertoletti says he's preparing a special cranberry juice cocktail ... "just like the Pilgrims made."
World Champ Turkey Eater
The Deep Fried Thanksgiving
11/24/2011 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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