Top 10 Foods To Fry For Next Year's State Fair
We're almost certain they pioneered this one on The Simpsons. Nutritionists constantly nag about the fat content in TV dinners. Our take? A little more won't hurt, then. Besides, consider the number of real-life Homers waddling around Fair Park all day long, playing ring toss, watching pigs race and otherwise exerting themselves beyond reason. Only Hungry Man can ease the kind of hunger they work up.
5. Popcorn Balls
This is a really good idea, now that we think about it--sweet, crunchy and easy to prop on a stick. And we came up with a great state fair-friendly name for them: Big Tex's Balls.
4. Locally Sourced Organic Heirloom Green Tomatoes
Fussy 'slow food' types always complain about the stuff served at our state fair. At least we think they do. So imagine their excitement when they spot these beauties on some food stall marquee--and their joy when they bite into the delicate fruit grown with great care by an independent Texas farmer and deep fried beyond recognition by some temporary hire in a steaming hot tent.