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Maynerd Oct 8, 2008 11:28 AM

I'm going to the State Fair tonight. Anything worth seeking out this year food wise?

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    simply_victoria RE: Maynerd Oct 8, 2008 03:00 PM

    I went last night, and the one thing I can't get out of my head was the deep fried chocolate covered strawberries.

    1. speyerer RE: Maynerd Oct 8, 2008 07:24 PM

      Some of the Fair food includes-
      Fletcher's Corny Dogs
      Fried Banana Split
      Fernie’s All-American Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwich
      Texas Fried Jelly Belly Beans
      Deep Fried S’mores
      Fried Chocolate Truffles
      Fire & Ice –( A pineapple ring is battered and deep-fried, then topped with banana-flavored whipped cream that’s been frozen in liquid nitrogen.)
      Fried Chocolate Truffles
      Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Waffle Balls
      Fried Pop Rocks
      Fried Dinner Roll
      Fried Cake on a Stick
      Green Bean Fries
      Texas Bar-B-Que Eggrolls
      “Jalapeno” Deep Fried Gorditas
      Fried Apple Pie
      Fried Snowballs
      Fried Honey Bun
      Deep Fried Apple Bites
      Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
      Mini Chopped BBQ Slider
      Mini Chicken Fried Steak Slider
      Jalapeno Tamaritto
      Deep Fried Moon Pie
      Beefy Fried Queso Bites
      Deep Fried Chick-a-Mole Bites
      Crispy Fried Cantaloupe Pie
      and this year's new addition Chicken Fried Bacon – Thick and peppery bacon is seasoned, double-dipped in a special batter and breading and deep-fried. Served with a creamy side of ranch or honey mustard sauce.

      I believe the State Fair is jointly sponsored by The American Heart Association and The American College of Cardiology. Enjoy!

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        CocoaNut RE: speyerer Oct 9, 2008 06:10 AM

        HA!!!!

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          sandih RE: CocoaNut Oct 9, 2008 06:32 AM

          The only thing I get is a Fletcher's Corny Dog and a beer!

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            jinet12 RE: sandih Oct 11, 2008 05:11 PM

            agree

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          lillymao RE: speyerer Oct 10, 2008 12:57 AM

          OK,
          I wanna try the fire and ice, but which booth? where can I find it?
          Thanks!

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            donnaaries RE: lillymao Oct 10, 2008 09:10 AM

            There are brochures you can pick up near the ticket booths that have a list of all the deep fried foods and where you can find them.

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            James Cristinian RE: speyerer Oct 12, 2008 10:54 AM

            Everything on there sounds disgusting. I wonder how often they change the oil.

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              donnaaries RE: James Cristinian Oct 13, 2008 08:36 AM

              Not too often. Your deep fried s'more tastes a bit like the fried chicken tenders.

          3. Webra1 RE: Maynerd Oct 9, 2008 07:05 AM

            I tried:

            Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ side of tomato soup - so bland I only ate a few bites. It was also dripping with grease.

            Chicken Fried Bacon - So salty I could only eat one. On the good side, it wasn't overly greasy.

            I guess if you order both above and put the bacon in the sandwich it might me good.

            Fried Banana Split - Ordered the mini version (1 ball instead of 3) and glad I did. Not sure why it's called a banana split. I was basically a very small piece of banana stuffed in a big ball of sweet dense smooth peanut butter that was dipped in batter and deep fried. It's covered with tiny amount of Hershey's chocolate (yuck), whipped cream, cherry, and and like 10 pieces of dipping dots ice cream. Luckily I like peanut butter, cause that's all you really taste.

            Deep fried chocolate covered strawberries - my friend thought these were fantastic. The strawberries were juicy and sweet, but being a chocolate snob, I didn't think they were that great.

            Hans Mueller Turkey Leg - best item by far. Took it home for dinner the next day and even after reheating, was still juicy.

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              taldeac RE: Webra1 Oct 16, 2008 10:11 AM

              Has anyone else tried the chicken fried bacon? The whole concept cracks me up

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                txram RE: taldeac Oct 16, 2008 11:22 AM

                I tried the chicken fried bacon...It wasn't too bad, though it was pretty salty. I made it through two and a half of the four piece order. Mine was served basically at room temperature, so that was a little disappointing. I was happy to see that the pieces I got weren't loaded with a giant fried shell of breading.

                Also had a spicy garlic sausage from some random stand that was pretty decent. Very strong garlic flavor and pretty darn spicy. Sausage was a little dried out, though.

                The Hans Mueller Turkey Leg was by far the best thing I ate there.

                My wife and her family go on and on about Jack's Fries, but I just think they're ok. Am I missing something here?

            2. speyerer RE: Maynerd Oct 21, 2008 09:47 AM

              Visitors to the Texas State Fair spend more than $28 million. That's a lot of Chicken Fried Bacon.

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