Deep-Fried Butter Balls at the Texas State Fair
The Dallas Morning News shares news about the contenders at the Texas State Fair's Big Tex Choice Awards that showcases the new foods at this year's fair, one of which includes deep-fried butter. Golf ball-size scoops of pure butter injected with different flavors, wrapped in dough, and then deep-fried.*
The creator, Abel Gonzales Jr., wanted to evoke the taste of buttered toast that he loves so much. Incidentally, he was also responsible for Texas Fried Cookie Dough, Fried Coke and Fried Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Sandwich, so it will likely be a big hit. Also on the menu are deep fried peach slices; since Texas is famous for peaches, and peaches taste great grilled, we can't wait to see what the State Fair treatment does to one of the best flavors of summer.
*Note that these are different than Paula Deen's notorious Fried Butter Balls which cut the butter with a little cream cheese.