Friday, September 7, 2012

The 2012 State Fair Of Texas Big Tex Choice Awards Deep-Fried Health Food

That is a Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll on a stick you are looking at. Doesn't that look delicious?

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.


Marie said...

Hey, Durango! I read this post out loud to a friend. I got a stomach ache. My friend got hungry. Go figure. I'm no prude - I love the occasional bacon strips or fried starch dressed in salt. But sheesh, this deep-fried food fetish is getting deep-fried gross. Just how does one fry butter, anyway?

Durango said...

The Deep Fried Butter is the only thing I've ever thought sounded edible that the Big Tex Choice Award has come up with. Basically it's a big lump of butter, frozen, wrapped in bread dough, then deep-fried. Apparently it tastes like buttered bread hot out of the oven.

Unknown said...

Uncle Durango,
You are neglecting your reporter duties to tell us about the normal food that will be at the Fair. There must be a corn dog available. There must be a fried Turkey leg. I am not going to the Fair to have a deep fried cinnamon roll deep fried with bacon. A big juicy normal cinnamon sounds good though.

Anonymous said...

What is the butter sculpture this year??