DALLAS, TX (WCMH) — Leave it to Texas to come up with the most bizarre yet strangely delicious looking fried foods.
This morning, the State Fair of Texas announced its annual winners of its Big Tex Choice Awards fair food competition. The flavors are big. The ideas are bigger.
Everything is bigger in Texas after all.
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For meat lovers, you could try out the Deep Fried Bacon Burger dog Slider-on-a-stick. Its a mouthful to say, and its a mouthful of flavor when you dig in. The treat is a beef patty slider, topped with cheese, bacon and hot dog, dipped in tempura batter and deep fried to perfection.
Of you could get the Injectable Great Balls of BBQ. It’s a ball of beef brisket that’s deep fried before being placed over coleslaw. Each order comes with a pipette of BBQ sauce that you can inject into the brisket balls.
Chicken and shrimp more your thing? Then there’s the Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-copia which is loaded with grilled chicken and shrimp over Caribbean fried rice and tropical salsa. And yes, it really is served in a pineapple half shell.
Funyun’s are a pantry staple. The Deep fried Pulled Pork “Funyun” Dings are not. They are a ball of pulled pork, pepper jack cheese, pineapple slices and bacon, stuffed into a Funyun, then deep fried before being topped with BBQ sauce. Hungry yet?
If you’re wanting something more traditional (sort-of), there’s Fernie’s Down Home Chicken Pot Pie Pocket. Basically, its the offspring of a chicken pot pie and a hot pocket. What’s not to love there?
Also along the traditional line is the Southern Fried Chicken and Dumplins. The juicy bits of seasoned chicken and gravy get deep fried and come with a side of “biscuit bites” and extra gravy. It’s truly a southern dinner on the go.
There’s also Fried Jell-o. Let me repeat. Deep. Fried. Jell-O. We’re not even sure how this is possible, but they figured out how to do it in Texas. Each one comes topped with whipped cream and cherry garnish.
And for those with the ultimate sweet tooth, there are cookie fries. They look like french fries and ketchup, but the crinkle-cut treats are really chocolate chip or sprinkle cookies served with a strawberry sauce. Yum!
Sure, its a bit of a drive to get to Dallas for the fair, but these treats might make it worth it. You can get tickets to try the food now on the State Fair of Texas’ website.