Food from the Texas State Fair deserves some recognition.
Most Unique Food to Deep-Fry? Most Interesting Combination? Most Likely to Land You On a Hospital Gurney?
The list could go on and on.
Serious Eats has dedicated a 25-page slideshow to the deep-fried delicacies that the Texas State Fair, running from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23., has to offer.
So what's on the menu?
Attendees can try a Deep-Fried Buffalo Chicken Flapjack on a stick. What is this concoction, might you ask? Well, it was dubbed one of the hot new foods of 2011 (not quite sure by whom). It is chicken marinated in buffalo sauce, dipped in pancake batter, rolled in jalapeno bread crumbs, deep-fried, and served with maple syrup.
It's breakfast, lunch, and dinner on one convenient stick.
Next from the fryer is a Deep-Fried Frozen Margarita. This won the 2010 Big Tex Awards and is made of a sweet combination of margarita and funnel cake mixes, deep-fried, put in a glass, and topped with whipped cream.
Kool-Aid Balls are deep-fried dough balls made from Kool-Aid infused batter.
Want a taste of New York with a Texas twist? Try the Fried Cheesecake. Cheesecake is wrapped in dough, similar to that of a wonton, and deep-fried.
For the vegan fair-goers there is the option of Jerk Tofu. This dish comes complete with two slabs of tofu drizzled with jerk-seasoned sauce and served with a side of hush puppies.
Finally, there are the Pig Poppers. Made of bacon-wrapped sausages, deep-fried, and served with slice of jalapeno peppers, this dish is cure to satisfy any afternoon craving.
Go to the Serious Eats website to see a complete list of the items with accompanying photos by Grav Weldon and information on where exactly you can find these eats.