Great Deep-Frying Minds Think Alike: Twisted Root Debuts Fried Pop Tarts
Deep-fried Pop-Tarts are now available to eaters who don't want to splurge on a State Fair of Texas ticket -- if they're willing to settle for Chef Jason Boso's version of the treat.
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Boso, executive chef of Twisted Root Burger Co. and Cowboy Chow, created five fried dishes to celebrate Fair season, but admits his fried chocolate and strawberry Pop-Tarts have been the runaway customer favorite.
"It's a lot of fun," he says.
Boso, who prefers fried ice cream, hasn't yet sampled Isaac Rousso's Deep Fried S'mores Pop-Tart, which dazzled Big Tex Choice Award judges.
"I didn't even know they were having them," he says. "I probably wouldn't have done it if I knew."
Boso's Fair-inspired line-up also includes deep-fried peaches and cream, a bacon-wrapped deep-fried hot dog, a deep-fried slider and - at the Roanoke location only - green chile cotton candy.
"It's pretty weird to taste spice through sugar," Boso says. "It's more of an interest thing. People try it and say 'what the hell?' I don't think anyone wants to eat the whole thing."
While the deep-fried foods will be retired when the fair ends, Boso plans to keep experimenting with cotton candy; vanilla latte cotton candy's on next month's menu. But the treat will remain a Roanoke-only special.
"It's the only store where I have room for the cotton candy maker," he explains.