Commenter Idea of the Week: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Fry Tent at the State Fair

The Texas State Fair is a little more than a month away, and already deep-fry chatter abounds. Yesterday Alice Laussade listed eight ideas that push the fryer-busting envelope (that post has been updated with a dream that came true), and commenters continue to chime in with their own fat-laden recommendations.

My favorite is from reader Perry Moore:

OK, here's my idea, in case someone at the State Fair isn't already doing this: a Fry-what-you-found concession stand. You drag it up, we'll fry it for you, and serve it on a stick, if that's the way you like it. "Here's that fried vegan, bubba. The Tony Chachere's is right beside the ketchup."

There's probably some health code issues in letting various customers' ingredients mingle in the same fry oil, but the idea is an entertaining one. Picture a booth where you could bring almost anything, and let someone else assume the risk of submerging it in boiling fat. Raid your pantries, Dallas, this could get weird fast.

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