24 Outrageous Food Mash-ups at the State Fair of Texas
The State Fair of Texas, aka the land of “what can we fry next?” is back, baby. From September 28 to October 21, you can catch rides, games, petting zoos and—yep—outrageous food mash-ups galore in Fair Park, Dallas. Before you hop on a plane and stuff your face, we rounded up the 24 most delicious offerings. For ogling purposes.
Deep-fried pico de gallo is folded into an egg wrap. And deep fried again, of course.
Southern Fried Chicken Nachos
Why not combine the two best foods in the universe?
State Fair Fun-L Cake Ice Cream
Forget chocolate chips. We prefer our ice cream studded with funnel cake.
Supra Stuffed Mini Sopapillas
They’re injected with strawberry cream cheese filling, dusted with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with honey.
Sweet Bakin’ Bacon
What do you get when you wrap a sweet cream-filled sponge cake in savory bacon, then dip it in funnel cake batter? Heaven.
Texas Thai Delight
Sticky rice + coconut milk + mangoes + a deep fryer. Don’t forget the homemade duck sauce.
Texas Fried Hill Country
Fried mozzarella sandwiched between two fried green tomatoes. It’s served with a salad, so it’s healthy, right?
Cornbread cakes are filled with chicken white bean chili. We’ll take it over the sweet version any day.
Fernie’s Orange You Glad We Fried It?!
Basically deep-fried hand pies made with puff pastry and filled with orange custard.
Fletcher’s Cheezy Pup
Five words: Mini corn dogs with cheese.
Frosty’s Frozen Hot Chocolate
A giant, glorious shake with a cherry on top.
Fruity Dessert Nachos
Your sweet tooth will thank you.
King Crispy Coconut Crab Sliders
This dish starts with whole softshell crabs and ends with deep-fried plantains.
Kool-Aid Pickle-Dilly Sangria
Step 1: Infuse pickle juice with Fruit Punch–flavored Kool-Aid. Step 2: Add white white and lemon-lime soda. Step 3: You be the judge.
Orange Julia’s Beermosa
A flashback to your childhood days, only better.
Fried Cup of Corn Elotes
Dangerous cheesy corn fritters with creamy corn dip.
Arroz Con Leche
Forget apple pie. Deep-fried cinnamon-spiced rice balls are the perfect companion for vanilla ice cream.
Need we say more?
Cherish Erbert Champagne
Sip Pixy Stix cherry sherbet champagne through a large Pixy Stix straw.
Corn Dog Ale
Don’t worry, no actual corn dogs are used to create it—but the glass is rimmed with yellow mustard.
Cotton Candy Taco
You won’t find this baby at your local ice-cream truck.
Deep-Fried Shepherd’s Pie
An explosion of ground beef, mixed vegetables and rich beef gravy fill every mashed potato bite.
Deep Fried Skillet Potato Melt In A Boat
An enormous fritter made with potatoes, breakfast sausage and Babybel cheese is served in a cheesy potato skin.
Fernie’s Hoppin’ John Cake with Jackpot Sauce
The accoutrement to this black-eyed pea, rice and sausage fritter? Pickled okra, of course.