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Friday, September 7, 2012
This delicious looking thing on a stick won the Most Creative accolade at this year's State Fair of Texas Big Tex Choice Awards.
The Big Tex Choice Awards are awarded on Labor Day.
The State Fair of Texas starts up in a couple weeks, September 28, to be precise. You have until the Fair's closing, October 21, to have yourself some Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll.
Fried Jambalaya won the coveted Best Taste Award. Fried Jambalaya is the creation of Abel Gonzales, the man behind past winners like Fried Cookie Dough, Fried Coke and my personal favorite, Fried Butter. For his award winning Fried Jambalaya, Mr. Gonzales somehow glues shrimp and Cajun sausage together, coats that with a flavored flour, then deep fries the conglomeration.
Butch Benavides is the genius behind the creation of the Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll. He takes a perfectly innocent cinnamon roll, covers it with pancake batter and crumbled bacon, then deep fries and dusts the result with sugar.
The finalists who did not win the two grand prizes created equally tasty sounding fried concoctions.
Picnic on a Stick sticks spicy chicken, tater tots and dill pickle slices on a stick, then dipped in batter, rolled in bread crumbs, fried, served with sauces in the form of BBQ, ranch or honey mustard.
Deep Fried Mac-N-Cheese Sliders take macaroni and cheese, batters it in bread crumbs, deep fried, then stuck in a bun, along with a hamburger patty.
Chicken Fried Cactus Bites takes thinly sliced prickly pear cactus pads, coats them in batter, then deep fried. Served with sweet & spicy jalapeno ranch and agave nectar dipping sauce.
Fried Pork Wing deep fries pork that has been slow cooked for 6 hours, then rolls the pork in a bacon chipotle sauce. Served with homemade BBQ potato chips.
Deep Fried Divine Chocolate Tres Leches Cake soaks a slice of chocolate tres leches cake in buttermilk batter, then deep fried, dusted with cinnamon, then topped with whipped cream, strawberry slices and peaches, then to add some sweetness, drizzled with a syrup.
I am so excited to go to this year's State Fair of Texas to try all of these delicious sounding delicacies. This should be very helpful in attaining my goal of being morbidly obese by the start of 2013.