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Best thing I ate at the L.A. County Fair...

For me - it was hands down the carne asada pizza. Lots of tasty carne asada, a bit of chorizo and a pretty decent, although thick, crust. I was genuinely surprised at how much I liked it.

Located near the grandstands, just past the Longboard bar on the same side of the aisle.

What was your favorite?

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  1. Anyone try the deep fried Klondike Bar?

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    1. re: wienermobile

      This is no offense to you wienermobile, but don't you think the whole "deep-fried [insert food]" thing has been sort of overplayed -- as in, it's sort of jumped the shark?

      Why not get a bit inventive, perhaps maybe a beer-battered Twinkie cooked sous-vide?

      1. re: ipsedixit

        I got it: deep fried carne asada pizza

        you heard it here first.

        1. re: ns1

          Deep fried carne asada pizza? How can you go wrong? Deep fried, carne asada and pizza. Those words togther spell HEAVEN! Nice one ns1!

            1. re: wienermobile

              Hi wienermobile,

              Wow. :) They should also serve a supplemental course for that: "Deep Fried Lard." (^_^)

              1. re: wienermobile

                that has got to be the most disappointingly false advertisement ever. i checked it out at the oc fair and it is NOT deep fried butter, rather, churros that r filled w/cream cheese and butter. -sigh-

                1. re: namstermonster

                  Is it Able Gonzales who is doing this (or at least his recipe)? Under fair use guides I quote the following about his deep fried butter invention:

                  "So here’s what Gonzales does: He takes 100 percent pure butter, whips it until it is light and fluffy, freezes it, then surrounds it with dough. The butter-laden dough balls are then dropped into the deep fryer.

                  For purists who just want the unadulterated taste of butter, Gonzales serves up plain-butter versions of his creation. For others who want a little more pizzazz, he offers three additional versions with flavored butters: garlic, grape or cherry."

                  1. re: Servorg

                    not sure but the pic of the booth looked the same. it's not that it was bad, it was actually pretty yumz. it's just that it really was not something u could call deep fried butter. it was churro pieces w/a very light butter filling mixed w/cream chz so that the butter is less than an afterthought. we all felt jipped.

                2. re: wienermobile

                  I thought this was a photo-shopped JOKE!

            2. Thanks for reporting RoxyGrl. Anything else new and exciting this year?

                1. re: wienermobile

                  Eeeeew(Chuckle) 2 moms & 2 11 year olds will be going and looking for that chocolate covered bacon. I was skeptical at the time but I know we're going back for more.

                2. My perennial favorite is the deep fried avocado. A little sprinkle of lemon juice and... mmmm.

                  1. Last year I had the deep-fried White Castle burgers and some chocolate-covered bacon. The carne asada pizza sounds good, I'll have to try that this weekend!