Dallas’s State Fair of Texas is officially the Fried Food Capitol of Texas (TM!), and every year it throws the Big Tex Choice Awards to determine what new batter-dipped concoction will join the fried peaches and cream, fried pecan pie, and fried butter that now tempt fairgoers.
Eight finalists have been announced today, and they all sound impossible!
The deep-fried s’mores Pop-Tart is definitely the easiest one to get your head around. But then it gets more … interesting: Pretzel-coated fried beer, fried Frito pie, fried club salad, fried lemonade, and yes, fried margaritas. Drunk and bloated? Where do we sign up?
We don’t know how these things are made, but the fried Coke that won in the past was actually Coke-flavored batter that was then deep-fried in balls and topped with Coke syrup and whipped cream.
The winner will be determined on Labor Day weekend by a panel of members of the media — hopefully those with hardy constitutions.