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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?

  1. speyerer 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.

    1. Webra1 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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      1. re: Webra1
        taldeac Oct 16, 2008 10:11 AM

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

        1. re: taldeac
          txram 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 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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        1. re: speyerer
          CocoaNut Oct 9, 2008 06:10 AM


          1. re: CocoaNut
            sandih 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 Oct 11, 2008 05:11 PM


          2. re: speyerer
            lillymao Oct 10, 2008 12:57 AM

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

            1. re: lillymao
              donnaaries 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.

            2. re: speyerer
              James Cristinian Oct 12, 2008 10:54 AM

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

              1. re: James Cristinian
                donnaaries Oct 13, 2008 08:36 AM

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

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              simply_victoria 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.

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