Strangest State Fair Food

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From deep-fried pig ears to mealworm-covered candied apples, odd fair food from around the country.

Fried ButterTexas State Fair

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It’s perhaps no surprise that some of the most egregiously artery-troubling fair food was invented in Texas, home of fried Coke and fried butter, courtesy of longtime fair concessionaire Abel Gonzales Jr. It sounds worse than it is: a “healthy” pat of butter battered and flash fried to produce a warm biscuit with a buttery center.

Where: Dallas, TX
When: Fair opens late September.

Strangest State Fair Food

Fried ButterTexas State Fair

It’s perhaps no surprise that some of the most egregiously artery-troubling fair food was invented in Texas, home of fried Coke and fried butter, courtesy of longtime fair concessionaire Abel Gonzales Jr. It sounds worse than it is: a “healthy” pat of butter battered and flash fried to produce a warm biscuit with a buttery center.

Where: Dallas, TX
When: Fair opens late September.

Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas
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