- Maynerd Oct 8, 2008 11:28 AM
I'm going to the State Fair tonight. Anything worth seeking out this year food wise?
I went last night, and the one thing I can't get out of my head was the deep fried chocolate covered strawberries.
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 Honey Bun
Deep Fried Apple Bites
Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
Mini Chopped BBQ Slider
Mini Chicken Fried Steak Slider
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!
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.
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?
Visitors to the Texas State Fair spend more than $28 million. That's a lot of Chicken Fried Bacon.