10. Fried Snickers
The Fried Snickers bar follows along the lines of the Oreo in terms of texture and taste. It tastes like a Snickers, but is super soft, and has a ton of chocolate syrup and powdered sugar on it. It’s not groundbreaking in the world of Fried Food Sciences, but it’s definitely something interesting for the folks out there with a sweet tooth.
Verdict: Try if you extra room in your stomach – Score: 5/10 – Location: Close to Embarcadero
9. Fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is probably the candy that is best suited for frying. The texture is similar to what you’d expect when not eating a fried version, and the flavor is well paired with the sugar and chocolate syrup they drizzle on it.
Verdict: Try if you extra room in your stomach – Score: 6/10 – Location: Close to Embarcadero
8. Fried Beer
You might be asking yourself how it’s possible to fry a liquid. Well if there’s one thing that Texans are good at, it’s deep frying things. Somehow or another, they figured out how to deep fry beer, and it’s actually pretty darn good. It’s basicall just like Totino’s pizza rolls, if you substituted pizza fillings with beer instead.
They’re salty and served with melted nacho cheese. All around, they’re a lot better than you’d expect them to be. One word of caution, is be careful when eating them. As one would imagine, the liquid beer inside is hot and will burn the livin’ heck out of your lip.
Verdict: Definitely try – Score: 7/10 – Location: Food Court
7. Fried Butter
Deep frying butter seems like it would have its own challenges, but as with the deep fried beer, the culinary sciences of Texans at the State Fair are pretty advanced. You have a choice of different sprinkled toppings, but I went with cinnamon sugar.
As you an see, the frying process melts the butter, which isn’t a surprise. What is a surprise is how good this dish is. I’m sure each order of fried butter is about 4000 calories, but they’re just so danged good. The tent that we bought these was the Vandalay Industries food tent. Their fried butter won several awards back in 2010 I believe, so it’s definitely something you ought to check out.
Verdict: Definitely Try – Score: 7/10 – Location: Close to Embarcadero
6. Fried Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie is as Texan as a dessert can get. The only way to make it more Texan would of course be to deep fry it. I am admittedly a Pecan Pie fiend, so I was definitely looking forward to trying this one out. It’s incredible. The frying process makes the pie itself taste like it’s fresh out of the oven. Throw in pecans, caramel, and some whipped cream and you’ve got a delicious, though wildly unhealthy, snack.
Verdict: Definitely Try – Score: 7.5/10 – Location: Close to Embarcadero