Deep Fried Butter
2 Thumbs Up!! Best in Show, Best in Show!! So take a little cube of butter, batter it and freeze it. Then batter that some more, fry it and put garlic butter on top. BHAM! The best garlic knot you’ve ever eaten. *drool*
Deep Fried Loaded Mashed Potatoes
No Thumbs A true meh. For being “loaded” the only thing I could taste was the faux bacon
Tornado Taters with blue cheese dressing
Thumbs up! like a really good potato chip.
Deep Fried Bubblegum
Thumbs down It was a sickening sweet, gooey mess. The “gum” is really marshmallows. Our second place for prettiest in show.
Deep Fried Jalapenos
Thumbs Up! The dipping sauce was ranch dressing. I liked that they were sliced O style instead of the whole pepper.
Deep Fried Fruit Pie (Apple)
Thumbs Up! ERMERGAWD – so good!!! I will dream about these pies. Warm and gooey, sweet and chewy. Loved it!
Deep Fried Snickers
No Thumbs I love Snickers but melting it all together with funnel cake batter on the outside and powdered sugar was not an improvement. Somewhat tasty but too sweet.
Deep Fried Chicken Skin
Thumbs Up!!! YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! The best worst-thing-for-me I’ve ever eaten. I could die happy now.
Deep Fried Guacamole
Thumbs Up! As someone who is very picky about their guac I was very surprised I liked this. The crunchy outside, the smooth center, the perfect salt balance. Ignore the ketchup – did not enhance.
Deep Fried Picnic-on-a-stick
Thumbs down This was bbq chicken, tater tots, and pickles battered and deep fried. Sadly, the whole affair was horribly dry.
Deep Fried Cheese-on-a-stick
No Thumbs Was hoping for cheddar cheese or a blend but it was mozzarella in a corn dog batter. Not the worst thing but did not meet my expectations.
Deep Fried Twinkie
Thumbs Up! Not as sweet as I feared it to be, the center of cream and fluff kinda mixed together and became a new deliciousness.
Deep Fried Cookie Dough
Thumbs Up! Really fantastic. It was the best warm chocolate cookie you’ve ever had. Crazy sweet though so I could only do 2 bites.
Deep Fried Jambalaya
Thumbs Up This was the 2012 Big Tex winner and it was indeed a winner. Rice, chicken, tasty sauce and a bit of sausage all fried in a ball. The only bad thing was the price – it was $4 for the one ball. Other foods usually were 2 balls for that price.
Viva Las Vegas Deep Fried Ice Cream
Thumbs Up and our personal winner for prettiest in show. It tasted like one of those pink Snoballs but cold and creamy. In short, tasty awesomeness.
Deep Fried Mac & Cheese Slider
No Thumbs What you can’t see is that there is a very small and very dry beef patty under the fries. The idea is deep fried mac & cheese square there, the beef patty, the waffle fries (and a bit of ketchup) all in a bun. That said, the Mac & Cheese was really good – the rest not so much. They should omit the “slider” stuff.
Deep Fried Beer
Thumbs down. I was told to put the “ravioli” in my mouth as one piece to get the “beer” taste that never came. It was just dry, slightly yeasty bread. The sauce there is cheese sauce.