Fried Jell-O Takes Top Prize at the Texas State Fair
There’s always room for Jell-O and this time it’s in the deep fryer.
Concession stand veteran Ruth Hauntz’s fried Jell-O took home top prize in the category of Best Taste at this year’s Big Tex Choice Awards held by the State Fair of Texas.
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The classic cherry concoction, breaded in panko and fried, was a hit with this year’s judges: a bull rider, a radio personality, a chef, a city councilwoman and a randomly-selected audience member.
Winning the award for Best Taste was Fried Jell-O. The award for Most Creative went to the State Fair Cookie Fries. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/08-28-16-state-fair-of-texas-fried-food-winners #friedjello #statefairoftexas #friedfood #jello #winner
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Crinkle-cut cookie fries (which look and sound freakin' delicious) took home the prize for Most Creative, while semifinalists included a bacon burger dog slider on a stick and chicken pot pie pocket with mac 'n' cheese dip.
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Everything may be bigger in Texas, but apparently nothing more than their fair-goers' appetites. We're certainly not judging.