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Fried Coke, Fried Food
Does eating fried food make you fat?
I've been going to the Texas State fair for over 40 years. I'm not sure if the food here is what made me fat, but it sure didn't make me skinny.
The State Fair has been cooking up award winning fried food for decades and I've always wanted to try my hand at capturing that famous fried food prize. So I've come up with some good suggestions for this year's fried fracas and I want y'all to vote for the one you think could win.
I was watching a cooking show about fudge! How about some Fried Fudge? Whoa! That just sounds too decadent. But I'll leave it up to the judges...
One of the biggest things in Texas is the gravy. Yep, Fried Gravy would be fun to eat. You could put it on top of anything else that is fried, like chicken fried steak, the national main dish of the Lone Star State.
I made Banana Pudding today and I think it would be a great idea for a new Texas fried food! There is no reason not to fry pudding. And you can use the vanilla wafers for the crust to fry it up in.
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Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy!
Everything gets fried in this state!
Even Chicken! Yes, we have chicken fried chicken as well as chicken fried steak. Another way to put it is deep fried food.
The Texas State Fair has an amazing history for the perfection of deep fried foods. The corny dog, which has now traveled all over the U. S. of A. was first fried in a deep vat of Texas oil.
Beside the traditional way of cooking in Texas, we also cover everything in gravy too! So it's a natural! We need to deep fry some gravy this year!
in 2009, the winner of the most creative fried food was, oh, you'll never guess, Fried Butter! The 2009 best taste winner was - Fernie's deep fried peaches and cream. Every Texan went crazy for these!
Other lovely fried appetizers at the fair were:
Oh, there's more! But you have to go to the Texas State Fair to really experience the true essence of fried Coke, Bubblegum, Funnel Cakes and Corny Dogs!
Who knows what the will come up with in 2020 - maybe Deep Fried Brownies, candy bars, biscuits, alligator....
Contact me to send in your ideas. Maybe we'll have a prize drawing for the best idea! I will post them here on this web page.