Friday, September 04, 2009

Just when you thought you'd seen it all...

Do any of you readers recall the post from a few years back about the Texas State Fair treat "Deep Fried Coca Cola"?
At the time, I thought that topped the Fried Twinkies treat for eye crossing craziness.

Well, let me just say "Ha. What did I know."

The folks down in Texas have manage to get crazier yet.

I'm sure Julia Childs would approve:

Fattening Fried Butter One of Many Creative Treats at Texas State Fair
Friday, September 04, 2009

Fried butter, which will be served at the Texas State Fair.
It's practically fattening just thinking about it.
Deep fried butter is among eight creative food items by vendors at this year's State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
Fair officials say a Labor Day cookoff will determine the winner of the Big Tex Choice Awards.
Deep fried butter is served by Abel Gonzales and it can be ordered in several different flavors: sweet cream, cherry or garlic, KSBY-TV reported.
"It's like, 'Butter?' I mean, everybody is like, 'What? Ohhh!' That's usually the first reaction until they try it and then they see that it's not what they're thinking," Gonzales told the TV station. "I'm not actually taking a big chunk of butter and putting it in a fryer, that would be kinda gross."
Gonzales' stand also serves fried Coke, peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwiches and fried cookie dough.
Other offerings for the annual expo include green goblins, twisted yam on a stick, deep fried peaches and cream, fried pecan pie, country fried pork chops, sweet jalapeno corn dog shrimp and fried peanut butter cup macaroons.
The State Fair of Texas runs Sept. 25 through Oct. 18.

Yup...Fox News: They decide.
So what DID you decide after reading about this??? Did you think you just might want to give the idea a whirl?
Go right ahead: Here's a link to the recipe, all you Yellow Bellied Marmot types.


Sara said...

Okay, this is too far over the top even for me, butter lover that I am! I feel like I've gained 10 pounds just reading your post and then going over to check out the recipe.

But regarding Julia's suggestion to fry bacon in butter...if we are talking about Canadian bacon, I can see where it would be good. That's the same kind of bacon they served in England, and it was probably fried in butter. But not our streaky, fatty American style bacon.

Anonymous said...

This is so funny. I heard about this on our local news this morning. Sounds just plain gross! Speaking of Julia...I have been trying to get to the movie Julie and Juliawith my daughter, but our schedules are not connecting. Good to stop by your blg and see what you are up to. Kathy

Lovella ♥ said...

I have the deep fried coca cola recipe on my counter. . still haven't tried it but I've already warned my family. . .and they are always game to try something new. . .I'll let you know. .

Vicki said...

Whew...I don't think I'll be trying that recipe. If you really want to be grossed out, look at these pictures of food from the Orlando paper, labelled "This is why you're fat." (sorry...couldn't link it'll have to copy and paste),0,3750803.photogallery