Twenty-five fascinating fried foods from the Texas State Fair
For years, county fairs have been at the forefront of deep-frying science, splicing and creating mutant "foods" that are all at once monstrous and wondrous. The Texas State Fair -- the largest state fair in the country -- holds a yearly competition for the most innovative deep-fried foods. Here are 25 fried Frankenfoods from fairs past:
It's actually bubblegum-flavored marshmallows, battered and deep fried and sprinkled with Chiclets. Do you chew this? Eat it? Who knows, but you can buy it.
Frozen balls of butter, battered and fried and served with four sauces. Because why not.
Nope, this isn't beer battered. This is beer: battered and fried. The beer is poured into little ravioli pockets which burst with scalding suds upon first bite.
Peanut Butter Banana Cheeseburgers
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Elvis would probably make a special trip to Texas just to see this.
An enterprising chef found a way to deep fry soda without the 3rd degree burns.
Chicken Fried Bacon
This is self-explanatory. And probably delicious.
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans