8 Fried Foods To Fight For Texas State Fair Award
Deep Fried Butter Among Contenders
DALLAS (CBS 11 / TXA 21) ―
The State Fair Of Texas
The State Fair of Texas is once again fast approaching, and concessionaires have been working their latest creations all year long. The fair has a reputation for unique and delicious fried food, and this year looks to be no exception.
Fair officials have announced the eight edible finalists for the fifth annual Big Tex Choice Awards, where vendors cook their way to victory in a battle for the best dish.
Past winners include Chicken Fried Bacon and the Fried Banana Split.
Listed below are the eight finalists.
Green Goblins: Cherry peppers packed with spicy shredded chicken and guacamole, battered and deep fried. Topped with queso.
Deep Fried Butter: Pure butter whipped light and sweetened with choice of flavor. Placed in dough and deep fried on a stick.
Twisted Yam On A Stick: Spiral-cut yam fried crispy, rolled in butter, dusted with cinnamon and sugar.
Fernie's Deep Fried Peaches & Cream: Peaches coated with batter and deep fried, sprinkled with streusel and cream. Served with raspberry sauce.
Texas Fried Pecan Pie: Pecan pie battered and deep fried, drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with cream and chopped pecans.
Country Fried Pork Chips: Thin pork loin seasoned, dipped in corn meal and deep fried. Served with ketchup or gravy.
Sweet Jalapeno Corn Dog Shrimp: Shrimp coated with sweet and spicy batter, deep fried and served with spicy glaze.
Fried Peanut Butter Cup Macaroon: Peanut butter cup wrapped in coconut macaroon, fried and dusted with powdered sugar. Ice cream scoop optional.
The final winner is determined in a Labor Day cook-off, where a panel of judges will select the most creative dish and the one with the best taste.