Every year, the State Fair of Texas holds the Big Tex Choice Awards, a chance for the fair concessionaires to concoct their craziest fried food ideas in hopes of winning one of the top two spots. This week, the title of Best Taste went to the Deep Fried Jambalaya (shown above), and the Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll (below) was named Most Creative.
Click through to see some of the honorees from previous years. Calling some of these “food” is a stretch to begin with, and a dip in the deep fryer certainly doesn’t add to the nutrition value óbut we must admit, the number of different things humans manage to fry is pretty impressive!
2011 Most Creative
Bubble gum-flavored marshmallows form the base of this “treat,” followed by a drizzle of icing and Chiclets for garnish.
Image: Collin Harvey / Flickr
2010 Most Creative
How does one deep fry a liquid? In this case, the beer is poured into a pretzel-like, ravioli-shaped dough before frying. The process took many attempts to perfect, so creator Mark Zable has even applied for a fried beer patent.
Image: medea_material / Flickr
2006 Most Creative
The creator of deep fried Coke took a slightly different approach, using Coke-infused batter topped with a splash of Coke and whipped cream.
Why stop at heart healthy avocado when you can add cheese, batter, and ranch dipping sauce?
Image: Stacey Huggins / Flickr
Funnel cake batter with a smattering of assorted Jelly Belly beans could make for a game of “guess the flavor”!
Image: Rosie Tulips / Flickr