Fried Chicken Skin and Fried Cake Balls?!? Thanks, Eat Crispies.
Meet fried chicken skin, brought to your State Fair of Texas by Eat Crispies. It's just chicken skin, battered and fried for your face. Eat Crispies co-owner Phuong Le (who owns the stand with her sister-in-law, uncle and cousin) says, "The fried chicken skin was what caught the attention of the State Fair folks, but we've gotten mixed reviews on it. People either think it's the greatest idea ever [it is the best part of fried chicken] or they are completely taken aback by the idea of eating skin...by itself." (FYI, those "taken aback" people are also known as "State Fair of Texas pussies.")
Eat Crispies Fried chicken skin from Eat Crispies. Mmm. Skin.
Why the hayl weren't any of these items finalists at this year's Big Tex Choice Awards? "It's our first year at the fair, so we were asked not to participate in the Big Tex Choice Awards," says Le. Fair officials recommended that since Le is new to running concessions at the fair and her booth is going to be in the middle of all the action on the Midway that she not participate in the Big Tex Choice Awards competition this year.
Eat Crispies Fried cake balls. Choose from chocolate or vanilla. Shove in mouf.
"I was disappointed when we couldn't enter the competition, but it makes absolute sense since we're total newbies," Le says.
|Fried loaded mashed potatoes with bacon, sour cream and butter (no chives) are hiding in there, just waiting to be nommed.|