Meet fried chicken skin, brought to your State Fair of Texas by Eat Crispies. It's just chicken skin, battered and fried for your face. Eat Crispies co-owner Phuong Le (who owns the stand with her sister-in-law, uncle and cousin) says, "The fried chicken skin was what caught the attention of the State Fair folks, but we've gotten mixed reviews on it. People either think it's the greatest idea ever [it is the best part of fried chicken] or they are completely taken aback by the idea of eating skin...by itself." (FYI, those "taken aback" people are also known as "State Fair of Texas pussies.")
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While it's probably a good idea to get a year's worth of learning how to control a crazy-ass "losing a giant stuffed animal just crushed my soul" fair crowd under your belt before you have to deal with all those hungry Tilt-a-Whirlers being pissed about a two-hour wait, it still sucks that new vendors aren't allowed to compete during their first year.