The verdict is in: Fried Butter and Deep Fried Peaches & Cream are tops at this year's State Fair of Texas.
Abel Gonzales whipped, battered and fried butter took the prize for the Most Creative dish while Fernie's Deep Fried Peaches & Cream won Best Taste Honors.
Gonzales whips butter until light and fluffy, sweetens it, wraps it in dough and then, you guessed it, drops that bad boy into bubbling grease. Gonzalez then impales the treat on a stick making it easier for you to munch while searching for Fernie's peaches.
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Fernie isn't just frying up sliced peaches, oh no. Fernie doesn't know simplicity like many of her fellow concessionaires. She first coats the peach in a batter of cinnamon, ginger, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, eggs and milk ... then and only then is it submerged into grease until a crunchy golden brown. As if that isn't enough, Fernie serves the fried fruit drizzled in raspberry sauce and sprinkled with streusel topping before adding the final accoutrement, a dollop of whipped cream.
The State Fair of Texas runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 18. To read about other entries into this year's Big Tex Choice Awards, click here.