Top 10 Most Unusual State Fair Foods & Next Years Hot New Fair Food
What is your favorite part of the end of summer? Yep! State Fair Time!! and that means Fair Food. Clay and I have found the top 10 most unusual state fair foods and the one we want to try the most.
This ode to bacon won the award for Best Taste at the 2008 Big Tex Choice Awards. Creator Glen Kusak had been a fair vendor for 12 years running, but 2008 marked his first year entering the annual State Fair of Texas food contest.
It wouldn't be California if avocado didn't get a starring role in this food fest! Spears of tender avocado are coated in a corn-dog batter and fried until golden. These vitamin-rich darlings come with a choice of two dipping sauces: ranch or herb-infused oil.
Ever the innovators of food on a stick, this year fair vendors will offer more than 60 varieties. Spaghetti and meatball on a stick begins with a mash-up of meatball mix and cooked spaghetti. The mixture is formed into balls, dipped in garlic batter, deep-fried, and finished with marinara sauce.
In the grand state fair tradition of frying anything that's edible, California brings us this unique offering. Delicately boned frog's legs are battered and deep-fried until crispy. Mmm. Tastes like chicken!
Touted as comfort food at its finest, the hot beef sundae is a generous helping of buttery mashed potatoes surrounded by slow-roasted roast beef and gravy, sprinkled with Cheddar cheese, and garnished with a cherry tomato. It may look like a sundae, but this baby is allSunday dinner.
This tidy, highly portable riff on the pizza slice consists of a cone-shaped pizza crust filled with cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and Red Gold® tomato sauce, all baked in an oven. And just like an ice cream cone, the cheesy treat comes wrapped in its own paper sleeve for on-the-go handheld ease.
Who said Californians eat only healthy food? This artery-clogger features a fried chicken patty topped with Swiss cheese all tucked inside a sliced Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut. To enhance the sweet-and-savory effect, the sandwich is served with a side of Smucker's honey sauce.
Twinkies are not exactly diet fare to begin with. But what's fun about diets? These retro snack cakes take a trip to the deep fryer by way of the freezer to ensure the golden beauties don't melt away in the hot oil.
Hold on to your hats, folks. Beverages have entered the deep-fried-delicacy ring. (We were scratching our heads, too.) Fried Coke is actually Coca-Cola-flavored batter that's been deep-fried and garnished with Coca-Cola syrup, whipped cream, and cinnamon-sugar. Abel Gonzales Jr. won Most Creative for this concoction at the 2006 State Fair of Texas.
Let the on-a-stick craziness continue! This time, a frozen slice of creamy Key lime pie takes a dip in melted dark chocolate. The result: a Popsicle-like confection, perfect for in-hand eating.
Could this be next summer's next big calorie-loaded fair food? Take a basket of sweet potato fries, they're sweet and crunchy and delicious on their own. But, of course there's always a way to amp up such classic staples. So smother the fries in marshmallow sauce and then top it with bacon crumbles. Catering company Global Gourmet Catering served up this tasty concoction at a San Francisco music festival and it was a hit!