State Fair of Texas: New Food Fight

The finalists for the Fifth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced yesterday. A panel of three judges will decide Best Taste and Most Creative winners on Labor Day.

Perhaps we should have our own little voter’s poll below. Let’s Ranch It Up for these tasty tidbits. Or submit one of your own. Go crazy. Be creative–let’s try for 67 comments. K? Go.
Real Contestants:

Green Goblins – Cherry peppers are hollowed out, stuffed with spicy shredded chicken and guacamole, then battered and deep fried. Served three to a skewer and topped with queso.
Deep Fried Butter – 100% pure butter is whipped till light and fluffy, then specially sweetened with a choice of several flavors. The tantalizing mixture is surrounded by a special dough and quick fried. Served on a stick.
Twisted Yam on a Stick – A delicious, towering, spiral-cut sweet potato on a 13” skewer is fried to a delicate crispy texture, then gently rolled in butter and dusted with cinnamon and sugar.
Fernie’s Deep Fried Peaches & Cream – Sweet juicy peaches are coated in a delicious batter of cinnamon, ginger, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, eggs & milk, then deep fried to a crunchy golden brown on the outside, while luscious and sweet on the inside. Served on a plate drizzled with raspberry sauce and sprinkled with streusel topping & a dollop of whipped cream. A side of vanilla butter cream icing is provided for dipping.
Texas Fried Pecan Pie – A mini-pecan pie is battered and deep fried to a golden brown. Served drizzled with rich caramel sauce, then topped with whipping cream and chopped candied pecans.
Country Fried Pork Chips – Thin sliced pork loin is seasoned, surrounded by a tasty corn meal batter and deep fried. Served with sides of ketchup or cream gravy.
Sweet Jalapeno Corn Dog Shrimp – Shrimp on a stick is coated with a sweet and spicy corn meal batter, then deep fried to a golden brown and served with a spicy glaze.
Fried Peanut Butter Cup Macaroon – A peanut butter cup is wrapped inside a coconut macaroon fried and dusted with powdered sugar. Also available with a scoop of Blue Bell ice cream.


  • pas

    Gotta start taking the Lipitor now!

    Fried pizza- Kinda like those Totino’s pizza rolls but fried so the cheese is nice and gooey, with little bits of pepperoni or sausage.

  • What about deep fried tacos? Oh, wait–Jack in the Box already has those.

  • bluebird

    Ooooooh colored fonts, fancy fancy. Not just colored but keyed-in to the individual item!

  • eat my chicken-fried dust, bluebird.

  • That is so fattening.

  • Sindy

    Big balls of chickenfried batter spiced with jalapenos and covered in cream gravy

  • MrsBillAddison

    Fried butter is just distgusting and wrong. It is all for publicity Fat people you people are fat

  • ChosenOne

    Fried water

  • KTFW

    Deep fried butter? Is this for real? Why don’t they just sell cans of Crisco with a spoon. long live Fletchers!

  • MsButterworth

    Green goblins sound scrumptious. I vote GG.

  • Twinwillow

    Just make sure you have your cardiologist on speed dial.

  • Margie

    Twisted Yam On A Stick for me. I am going to make those for Thanksgiving. They will go great with the turkey legs!

  • Robert

    I would eat that peanut butter cup with Blue Bell off Blythe Becks ass.

  • Lush

    Brian Luscher on a stick?

  • kindra

    Dick on a stick?

  • Batface Mcgee

    Give me the Green Goblins.

  • Don in Austin

    Use the fried butter recipe but substitute coffee and Irish Whiskey, taking care not to volatilize the booze during cooking. Call it Friedrish Coffee. Serve with whipped cream.

  • wgc

    Fried beer. On a stick.

    Make it happen, people.

  • TimRogers

    Wick on a stick!

  • B

    Fried pecan pie could be yummy and I don’t think I’d kick the peanut butter cup macaroon out of bed. But fried butter, blech, eww, groww. What is wrong with these people?

    And nice job on the colors Nancy. 🙂

  • Bobby Ewing

    Leppert Steak Fingers

  • TM

    What, no votes for the peaches and cream yet? Sounds tasty as do those green goblins. Ditto on the nice colors Nancy.

  • Blogg Hoggess

    Nancy sandwich! A treat that is bitter and sweet.

  • Jimbo

    The yam at least sounds healthy. Fried pecan pie for dessert, its like Christmas morning!

    PS I don’t know if this one is going to make it to 67 comments… but I know I do like onion rings…

  • Annie

    How are the judges chosen for this competition?

  • m

    Some friends and I had an all-day fryfest recently where we experimented a bit. Zucchini, pickles, hot peppers, blue cheese mashed potatos, mac-n-cheese, assorted CM sausages, oreos, twinkies, and ice cream sandwiches. As predicted by some, the deviled eggs were rather unfortunate…as were my chest pains later than night. Totally worth it, though.

  • you deep fried deviled eggs?

  • m


    My friends think they may have gone wrong in freezing the eggs first, which caused them to turn translucent. They did make lovely popsicles, though. Well, maybe they didn’t taste good but the pictures sure are funny.

    I’m hoping the idea is dead, but I think they are just stubborn enough to try again. I’ll let you know if it works out.

  • Dressage Barbie

    I am on a quest to discover a way to make a deep fried margarita. I am sure it can be done, but how? Hmmmm?!?

  • Poodle

    I WILL be trying the green goblins, the twisted yam, the fried peaches and cream, and the corn dog shrimp. For dessert: an old standby, fried oreos.