State Fair of Texas and its list of crazy new fried food!

Real Estate Agent with Castle Connections Realty 0517896

The State Fair of Texas is coming very very soon with all the fried food you could want. If you have read my blog for very long, you know that I LOVE the State Fair.  It is my favorite time of year.  I like it better than Christmas.  I know that is crazy, my husband reminds me every year.

The State Fair has announced its list of new fried food for 2008.

Fernie’s All-American Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwich. White bread sandwich with American and cheddar cheeses dipped in egg-and-milk batter, coated with bread crumbs, and fried.

Chicken Fried Bacon. Bacon with seasoning, battered, breaded, deep-fried, served with ranch or honey mustard sauce.

Fried Banana Split. Banana and honey peanut butter rolled in balls, battered, and deep-fried, topped with powdered sugar, caramel and chocolate syrups, peanuts, whipped cream, banana split-flavored ice cream bites, and cherry.

Texas Fried Jelly Bellys. Jelly Bellys rolled in funnel cake batter and fried. Deep Fried S’mores. Marshmallow and chocolate chips sandwiched between two graham crackers, dipped in batter, fried, and dusted in powdered sugar.

Fire & Ice. Pineapple ring, battered and deep-fried, topped with banana-flavored whipped cream that’s been frozen in liquid nitrogen so it smokes.

Fried Chocolate Truffles. Dark chocolate truffle rolled in cocoa powder, battered, deep-fried, dusted in cinnamon, sugar, and cocoa powder.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Waffle Balls. Strawberries in chocolate shell, dipped in waffle batter, deep-fried, custed with powdered sugar, served on a stick.


I think I'll give the Fire & Ice and Strawberry Waffle Balls a try this year.  I really just want a Corny Dog and a chocolate and banana crepe to make me happy. 

So, what do you think?  Would you eat any of this food?


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Comments (8)

David Slavin
Keller Williams Premier - Katy, TX
CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier

I think I'm getting a sugar rush.  I'll take 3 of each! Mmmmmm!  I didn't see chocolate covered bacon on the list.  It is Yum-o!

Aug 29, 2008 09:14 AM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Maybe they do this in other states, but I am from California and we just do fry all of our food.  I was amazed at how many different foods that Texas will fry.  Twinkies, CheeseCake, and I think I read Guacamole once.   Weird.  I'm not adventurous enough to try them, but I have heard that people like them.

Aug 29, 2008 01:10 PM
Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

David - Chocolate Covered Bacon - gross!  :-) 

John - I'm adventurous to try most of the State Fair food but I just don't like it.  I tried Fried Coke last year and it wasn't very good.

Aug 29, 2008 02:41 PM
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes

I need to take my cholesterol meds just thinking about these dishes Linda!  I will be chowing down on some Aggie munchies in the Zone at the first Aggie game tomorrow though. ;-)

Aug 29, 2008 03:19 PM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Linda, you are making me hungry.

I wonder how long it takes them throwing different stuff in fryers to come up with delicious creations?

Aug 30, 2008 04:27 AM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

OMG!!!  I can't wait to go to the Fair!  Chicken Fried Bacon has got to be a winner!

Is any of this on my diet???

Aug 30, 2008 08:50 AM
Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

Lara - I don't know how long it takes but I'd volunteer to be a taster next year!  :-)

Steve - I'm just not going to tell my personal trainer that I ate any of this food.   Definitely not on the diet!

Sep 01, 2008 09:19 AM
Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

I went to the Fair yesterday and I can tell you that the Fire & Ice is very good.  It is chunks of fried Pineapple with pineapple flavored whip cream and strawberries on top.  I could have had more.  Highly recommend to you fair goers.

Oct 01, 2008 01:52 AM