The State Fair of Texas in Dallas will be here before we know it -- it kicks of September 26 -- and that means Corny dogs, funnel cakes, and of course, the weirdest and wackiest fried foods. Sure, you can stick to the traditional fried Oreo cookies or over-the-top fried cheesecakes, butter and bubblegum -- remember that one? But, you should also sample the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards finalists.
Photo courtesy of State Fair of Texas Deep-fried loaded baked potatoes, anyone?
Last year, the most creative fried creation was the Fried Thanksgiving Dinner and the best tasting item was the Fried Cuban Roll.
If you thought those combinations were out-of-the-box, then take a look at this year's finalists. Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry, Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket personality Donovan Lewis, Dallas lifestyle blogger Cynthia Smoot, and Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn will decide the winners for Most Creative and Best Tasting on Monday, September 1.
Based on the descriptions of each entry, who do you think will walk away victorious? And will you try any of these fried concoctions?More »