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Deacon Jim
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Sorry no Pics, you'll have to use your imagination.

Started the day with:

Chicken-Fried Bacon - thick peppered bacon, battered and deep-fried with honey mustard and ranch for dipping sauce.

Then immediately went to:

Deep-Fried Peanut Butter, Jelly, & Banana Sandwich –(AKA The Elvis), just what it sounds like. Came with extra jelly packets for dipping.

After some walking around the wife decided to have:

Fried Banana Split – (I passed on this), banana dipped in honey peanut butter, battered and deep-fried topped with whip cream and sprinkles. She opted for the mini version which was about 4 bites.

After looking at the 2009 autos, we decided on some more food:

She had:

Tamales with Chili, pretty normal straightforward tamales

I had :

Green Bean Fries, green beans battered and fried with a cucumber ranch dipping sauce (needed my veggies)

Deep Fried Banana Pudding, banana pudding in a pastry shell deep-fried (how else)

Then sauntered over to Fletcher’s Corny Dog stand and had

The Original State Fair Corny Dog

with a side of:

Beefy Fried Queso Bites – Queso mixed with taco meat, breaded in batter and deep fried.

At that point, We could eat nothing else, deep-fried or other wise.

So, we have made plans to return in a day or two. Because we still want to try the:

Texas BBQ Eggroll
Mini Chopped BBQ Sliders
Mini Chicken Fried Steak Sliders


And of course the:
Deep-Fried S'mores
Fried Moon Pie
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Waffle Balls








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It's offical; I love Texas, Texans, and all the things they cook. The only thing that could make that list even better is Deep Friend Poutine!

"Deep-Fried S'mores"?

Man those are gonna be the bomb.



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Since: 7.11.02
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We're going to the State Fair of Texas with some friends this weekend, and I can't wait. The kids have a great time, and it's fun to go in a large group because you can try a wider variety of foods.

    Originally posted by Deacon Jim
    Chicken-Fried Bacon - thick peppered bacon, battered and deep-fried with honey mustard and ranch for dipping sauce.

This won an award for best new State Fair food. I can't believe no one thought to deep fry bacon before.

    Originally posted by Deacon Jim
    Beefy Fried Queso Bites – Queso mixed with taco meat, breaded in batter and deep fried.

We had this last year; you could buy a combo plate with the deep friend queso and two types of fried guacamole (spicy and mild). It came with some dipping sauce options (I remember ranch and spicy ranch, but I think there were other options too). Pretty good at first, but a little goes a long way.
    Originally posted by Deacon Jim
    The Original State Fair Corny Dog


To me, this is still the best fair food sold--the original Fletcher's Original State Fair Corny Dog. It has yet to be topped.

Last year, I also had the fried Snickers but passed on the fried Coke and the fried Twinkie. A friend of mine owns a stand that sells nachos where the chips are in the shape of the state of Texas, so I always pop by and get a free plate of those. With all the trimmings, it's quite the mountain of nachos.

And, if El Nastio can figure out a way to deep fry poutine, I'll be that would be next year's winner for best new food.
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    Originally posted by Corajudo

    Last year, I also had the fried Snickers but passed on the fried Coke and the fried Twinkie.


Did I read that right? Fried Coke. Fried soda? Very interesting. How does that work?



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    Originally posted by Zeruel
    Did I read that right? Fried Coke. Fried soda? Very interesting. How does that work?


It's a little misleading. It is dough soaked in Coke syrup, then fried. It's kind of a flavored doughnut thing. I've never tried it, but know those who have.

(edited by Deacon Jim on 2.10.08 1402)


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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by Deacon Jim
      Originally posted by Zeruel
      Did I read that right? Fried Coke. Fried soda? Very interesting. How does that work?


    It's a little misleading. It is dough soaked in Coke syrup, then fried. It's kind of a flavored doughnut thing. I've never tried it, but know those who have.

    (edited by Deacon Jim on 2.10.08 1402)

After frying the coke-soaked dough, it gets served in a cup with whipped cream, coke syrup and some sort of sprinkles. You actually eat it with a spoon or fork. I saw it but wasn't interested enough to try it.
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    Originally posted by El Nastio
    It's offical; I love Texas, Texans, and all the things they cook. The only thing that could make that list even better is Deep Friend Poutine!

Seconded. I'm going to move to Texas when I retire and just go on a binge to speed up the eventual heart attack. I never heard of deep-fried turkey until my parents moved to Texas and I kicked myself for ever spending 6 hours basting and cooking a turkey on Thanksgiving.

    Originally posted by Zeruel
    Did I read that right? Fried Coke. Fried soda? Very interesting. How does that work?

I was so disappointed there were no pictures of these goodies that I went hunting for them myself. Article and pictures of the deep-fried Coke here. Here's video of a new fried concoction called Fire & Ice that some guy is entering into a contest at the fair. A deep-fried pineapple ring topped with banana-flavored whipped cream that's been frozen by liquid nitrogen and covered with strawberries and syrup. F it, I'm moving there now.




(edited by Reverend J Shaft on 2.10.08 1610)
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They've been doing the chicken fried bacon at a place over near College Station for a while now. But they serve it the right way, with country gravy to dip it in instead of that crappy honey mustard or ranch junk.



(edited by wmatistic on 2.10.08 1345)
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.52

    Originally posted by Deacon Jim


    Beefy Fried Queso Bites – Queso mixed with taco meat, breaded in batter and deep fried.




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We're hoping to get up for the fair, but are bummed that we'll miss Bell Biv DeVoe on the big stage Saturday night.

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    Originally posted by Bullitt
    We're hoping to get up for the fair, but are bummed that we'll miss Bell Biv DeVoe on the big stage Saturday night.




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    Originally posted by dwaters
    Bell Biv DeVoe are still around??
Who's number one in the charts?

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...Biv...

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    Originally posted by Corajudo
    ... you could buy a combo plate with the deep friend queso and two types of fried guacamole (spicy and mild).
I was hanging in, barely, right up until the fried guacamole. Gak.
    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    Here's video of a new fried concoction called Fire & Ice that some guy is entering into a contest at the fair. A deep-fried pineapple ring topped with banana-flavored whipped cream that's been frozen by liquid nitrogen and covered with strawberries and syrup. F it, I'm moving there now.
Molecular gastronomy comes to the Texas State Fair. Grant Achatz would be so proud.
(At least they're only freezing the banana whipped cream stuff. At first I thought they were going to freeze the fried pineapple.)

Although ... Maybe flash frozen guacamole! And I'm actually not even kidding! :-)
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So, we did go yesterday. I didn't get to try the fire and ice but really wanted to. In fact, I didn't even see the fried s'mores or fried moon pie. I probably would have gotten the s'mores.

I did have a bite of the chicken fried bacon and found it to be what I expected--it's basically chicken fried steak but with a large, thick slice of bacon. If you like bacon and chicken fried steak, then you'd love it.

The fried coke was good; sort of like small, dense, coke-flavored doughnut holes served in coke syrup and topped with whipped cream.

I was a little disappointed by the fried PBJ&B--you really only taste the bread plus the batter. The other flavors get overwhelmed.

The staples of the fair were good as always: Fletcher Original Corny Dog and the sausage on a stick. The kids wanted cotton candy, so we bought that as well.

A couple of people in our group got turkey legs; they weren't as good as they looked and weren't as good as I remember them being. But, maybe turkey legs are too delicate compared to the rest of the state fair food.

I never did make it out for the Texas nachos. Everyone in our group had small children, so we didn't make an effort to find any specific food. If serendipity brought us to one of the delicacies of choice, then we'd buy it.
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