State Fair of Texas

Fried Spam Empanadas, Pig Toes on a Stick and Other New Fried Food at the State Fair

The Big Tex Choice Awards just gave Best Taste to Isaac Ruosso's Fried Cuban Roll and Most Creative to Justin Martinez's Deep Fried Thanksgiving. But that's not the end of the list of new fried items at the fair this year.

Behold: the list of more new fried dare food that awaits you at the 2013 State Fair of Texas.

Deep Fried Chocolate Chip Burrito Chocolate chip cookie dough in a flour tortilla, FRY IT.

The Beast Burrito Freebirds, but THEY FRY THAT SHIT, YO. Fourteen-inch tortilla, burger meat, beans, rice, onions, tomatoes, cheese, jalapeños + fried.

Fried Shrimp and Cheese Jalapeño Jalapeño, stuffed with shrimp and cream cheese, FRIED.

Spicy Spam Empanadas Shredded Spam (mmmm), potatoes, bacon, cheese, onions, red and green peppers, jalapeño, chipotle peppers, shoved in a pastry and THEN THEY FRY IT.

Deep Fried Shrimp and Grits Grits, cheese, shrimp, THEN, AS IT TURNS OUT, THEY FRY IT.

Deep-Fried Spaghetti and Meatball Pasta, tomato sauce, fear, mozzarella, roll it in a "Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit" AND THEN FRY IT BECAUSE OK.

Deep Fried Elotes Corn, queso fresco, Salsa Valentina, spicy cream sauce. OH AND THEY'RE CURRENTLY FRYING THAT SHIT.

Loaded Avocado Crispy Fries Acovado slices, breaded and FRIIIIIED. Served with cheese, queso, bacon, cilantro and jalapeños. (This sounds like Mighty Cone. Strong move.)

Pig Toes On A Stick You wish. It's just tater tots, jalapeño, bacon, BUT THEY DO FRY IT.

Deep Fried Creole Boulette Sauteed tilapia "fish ball" (How do they get that many fish balls? Dedication + determination, that's how) seasoned with a "secret blackened mixture," THEN FRIED. (Ooh, plus aioli.)


Also, here's a new vendor we're scared of/interested in:

Scrumbscious Pie Shakes Do they chew up pie and baby-bird feed it to you straight from their mouths to your mouth? Sounds like no. It's allegedly slices of your favorite pie blended into an ice cream shake. Might ask about the baby bird thing, though, just to be sure you're not missing out on an off-menu option.

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Alice Laussade writes about food, kids, music, and anything else she finds to be completely ridiculous. She created and hosts the Dallas event, Meat Fight, which is a barbecue competition and fundraiser that benefits the National MS Society. Last year, the event raised $100,000 for people living with MS, and 750 people could be seen shoving sausage links into their faces. And one time, she won a James Beard Award for Humor in Writing. That was pretty cool.
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