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."
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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.