Fried butter?!?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Texas is known for a lot of things: a lone-starred flag, the size, football, barbecues, and a lot of state pride. Well Texas is now also famous for it's variety of terribly disgusting foods. In an article (found here) by Nancy Howard, she quotes:
"As many of you know, I live in the great state of Texas. However September is the one time of year I am almost embarrassed to say where I am from... Why September, you may ask? This is when the great State Fair of Texas opens the gates to some of the wackiest and most processed foods one will ever come across.This year's entries include of all things deep fried butter, deep fried pecan pie, deep fried peaches and cream, and deep fried peanut butter cup macaroons. And this is no joke. Many foods that are now commonly found at state fairs around the country have their humble beginnings in Texas.

Many of us are fully aware of fried Twinkies, fried Snickers, and fried OREOS. But have you ever heard of a fried banana split, Texas fried Cookie dough and yes, even fried Coke? And if you are curious as to how one fries Coke--it is actually a Coke-flavored dough that is deep fried and smothered in a Coke-flavored syrup, topped whipped cream and cinnamon, all for a whopping 830 calories, or the equivalent of me having to run well over 8 miles just to burn off the calories."
Oh Texas, what a lovely state. I am so proud to claim this as MY state. Although, I will admit that I am quite curious what this whole "fried Coke" thing is about... oh dang. I think I need another session of D.C.A. (Diet Cokes Anonymous).

Would any of you be willing to try these lovely fried delicacies??


Angela said...

They sound terrible! I'm a DC purist and I'm not even tempted by "fried Coke." I would easily give up anything fried before my beloved DC. Why mess with the "real thing!"

naalie said...

I am embarrassed to admit, but I would love to eat that fried coke dough ball.... It sounds amazing! I will add it to my list of things to do whenever I get to visit.

g. lock said...

I just heard about this fair on Oprah! She is going there this week. Random!

Kristy said...

One thing that I really want to try if I ever come down there is deep fried pizza. Doesn't really sound that great - but I want to know how they can do it.