Even when I was young and stupid(er) I would not have eaten most of this:
Texas State Fair food gets more outlandish as the years go by. Kind of makes you wonder about the judges who pick the Top 10.
I like fried lasagna. And the blueberry/citrus drink sounds fine. But the rest - no thanks.
Legend says the judges are death row inmates as a cost saving measure for the state of Texas.
Wow. That is a little too busy. Maybe it tastes really.
I recently tried fried Oreos at a street fair, and was surprised to the positive.
Anyone remember tempura green tea ice cream?
No, but I read about deep fried Twinkies, and I tired them at home. They are not bad, but not great.
Were your fried oreos kind of a standard western fried oreo or a tempura oreo? I’ve had both and the tempura oreo just amazes me every time.
Classic street fair fare - same placing doing funnel cakes.
Great is not bar these foods are aspiring to.
I wasn’t completely impressed with the deep fried twinkie either. A lot of the draw for me was the warm twinkie which could be accomplished just fine with a toaster oven.
Texas State Fair-going requires at least two Fletcher’s corndogs.
Anything after that is dessert.
I actually had a surprisingly good rendition of fried Twinkie many years ago at a nice Boston restaurant. It wasn’t heavily battered, and was just fried enough that the cake puffed up to a beautiful light airy texture. The filling was warm and it had a lovely sweet and tart berry compote on top - was actually a great dessert. A friend, with whom I had shared my story, was at a fair with me in CA and they had a stall selling fried Twinkies. She tried one and it looked terrible from the start. Was coated in a super thick, greasy coating (think of the worst rendition of fried chicken fingers you’ve ever had) with powder sugar thrown on top. She said it was pretty awful.
LOL! Good one. never had fried lasagna. The drink looked great, though.
I never quite got into the State Fair thing. Creampuffs, fried everything, I hate corn dogs.
I’ve thing I’ve reached the age of fuddy-duddy. Last thing I want on a summer day is fried this and that, unless I’m in the AC indoors.
I’m sure I’m speaking a bit of the obvious here, but one of the best ways you can experience this kind of thing is splitting it with friends and family. Usually it’s great in small amounts, and horrifying on your own. I’m definitely not sharing my churros with anyone though.
The brisket biscuit doesn’t sound terrible. And some of those things would be interesting if they weren’t also deep fried, like the Brookie Monster.
Finally looked at the list. The chicharron explosion nachos are about the only thing I’d try. I’m not crazy about nachos, but this sounds good.
Shared a deep-fried oreo at the local AG days years ago with a couple of buddies. It’s just ok.
I take it this fair is in Austin. Brisket biscuit sounds decent. But, if I’m in Austin, I think my brisket will come from one of the many great places there. Still, of all the other weird, it does sound good. I love fried pickles. Considering the Texas heat, I think I’d be selling gelato or something cool.
I think he’s more worried about the heat than the dessert.
I know I am.
The Texas State Fair is in Dallas the end of September through the beginning of October. I’ve been a few times as the fairgrounds surround the Cotton Bowl and the annual Texas/ouSux football game is played there.
It’s great fun but requires younger knees than I’m sporting these days.