Just when you thought fried food couldn’t get any crazier, the State Fair of Texas proves us wrong and makes our stomachs churn again. Every year, concessionaires whip up their wildest creations, with unusual flavors, combinations and textures. Then, more often than not, they deep fry them.
There’s one guy who can see through all the batter – Eric Aasen, managing editor of KERA News in north Texas. Covering state fairs from Minnesota to Texas for more than a decade, he discusses the State Fair of Texas’ 30 semifinalists for best taste and most creative, and the concoctions he’s most intrigued to try.
Written by Taylor Jackson Buchanan.