Most of the year, my family is diligent in our avoidance of any food that has been poked through with a stick and then deep-fried. But this weekend we're making our annual pilgrimage to that bastion of bad food decisions, the California State Fair. That's the day when we let ourselves indulge in one, and only one, incomprehensibly crazy fried food concept.
From previous years:
What fresh fried hell on a stick may await us at this year's fair?! Will California take its cue from one of its Southern neighbors?
DALLAS — Last year, Chicken Fried Bacon and a Fried Banana Split took top honors at the annual Big Tex Choice Awards to pick the best new foods at the State Fair of Texas.
This year, the competition is equally innovative (and similarly deep-fried).
Go, read all the entries and vote for the one that horrifies you most. Me, I voted for the deep-fried butter. BUTTER, people. Texas, you may keep the deep-fried butter, but please tell me more about that fried banana split. Oooooh.