Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Best Fried Items at State Fair of Texas

This week I have pleasure of attending the State Fiar of Texas for one of my clients. The State Fair of Texas is the nation's largest fair and is probably best known for its assortment of crazy fried items from fried butter to friend peanut butter & jelly. Check out this year's offerings courtest of the Dallas Morning-News - so gross!


The eight finalists in this year's Big Tex Choice Awards:

Fernie's Fried Club Salad
Who made it? Christi Erpillo

What is it? A 12-inch spinach wrap surrounding diced ham and chicken, shredded lettuce, carrot strips, tomatoes, sharp cheddar and bacon. Fried, then topped with deep-fried sourdough croutons and served on shredded romaine lettuce.

Deep Fried S'mores Pop-Tart
Who made it? Isaac Rousso

What is it? A Pop-Tart with a chocolate, peanut butter, s'mores flavor, battered and fried. Drizzled with chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream.

Fried Lemonade
Who made it? Tami Stiffler

What is it? Lemon-flavored pastry made with lemonade, baked, then fried. Glazed with a mix of lemonade, powdered sugar and lemon zest.

Texas Fried Caviar
Who made it? Allan Weiss

What is it? Black-eyed peas fried and laced with special spices, blended with Old Bay seasoning. Flavors: regular or spicy.

Texas Fried Frito Pie
Who made it? Nick Bert

What is it? Chili, accented with a hint of sharp cheddar, encased in Fritos. Battered and fried.

Deep Fried Frozen Margarita
Who made it? Jake Levy

What is it? Sweet funnel cake batter mixed with "margarita ingredients," either tequila or tequila-flavored wine. Fried, dusted with a lemon-lime mixture and served in a salt-rimmed plastic glass.

Fried Beer
Who made it? Mark Zable

What is it? Fried beer-filled pretzel pocket. Bite into it and the beer pours out, serving as a dipping sauce.

Fried Chocolate
Who made it? Abel Gonzales Jr.

What is it? White chocolate and a cherry stuffed into a brownie, dipped into chocolate cake batter and fried. Topped with powdered sugar and a cherry sauce and served with chocolate-flavored whipped cream.

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