Texans generally like to fry things. (Do other states have Fried Pickle Slices? Maybe other Southern states do, but I don’t recall seeing them anywhere.)
We have a state fair – held in Dallas - that is famous for fried food. In fact, Oprah came to the Texas State Fair, and I presume it was only to eat the food.
This year, Fried Bubble Gum is the strangest offering I’ve heard about. Apparently that is a deep-fried marshmallow that tastes like bubble gum. There are other unusual fried concoctions as well.
For my part, I have never been to the Texas State Fair. Really. Honest. This is very strange, since the fair is such a big deal in DFW that all school districts have a day off for it. No, I’m not kidding.
It looks interesting, so I’m sure that I’ll go at some point. I imagine it to be walking around, drinking beer or margaritas, and eating fried food. I am guessing there are rides. There’s probably livestock. But no one ever talks about those things. Just food.
I’m pretty sure the corn dog was invented at the Texas State Fair, and those are pretty awesome. I guess fried bubble gum could be the new corn dog, but I doubt it. I’m a big fan of fried green beans, but I don’t know if that came from the Texas State Fair or not.
So… can you tell it’s dinner time?