All of the lovely, not-so-healthy, fried food recipes at the fair can make it into the home. But not all of them! Try these 17 state fair recipes as soon as possible…
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1. El Bananarita
Then there’s El Bananarita — one of the hot new foods at the Texas State Fair.
2. Deep Fried Twinkies
I stumbled across this recipe when planning my brothers Carnival Birthday Party. I found the original recipe on craftsalamode.com. It is an easy recipe, even for those inexperienced fryer users.
3. Sweet Corn Fritters with Spicy Honey Aoli
These fritters are the perfect starter for a summer BBQ and can be made in advance and reheated in an oven before serving.
4. Deep Fried Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
I’ll share a new fried dessert recipe with you. Forget the Ferris wheels and roller coasters—here at SugarHero, we make our own fun! Up first: Deep-Fried Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
5. Easy Fried Pickles
Fried pickles are just like at the state fair, but easy to make at home! You’ll love these simple Fried Pickles.
6. Deep Fried Cheesecake
These Deep Fried Cheesecake Bites are a mouthwatering dessert everyone loves. They’re crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Perfect for a party dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate sauce, caramel, strawberry sauce or your favorite topping…
7. Texas Fried Fireballs
Pimiento cheese, pickles, cayenne pepper, and bacon are rolled into a ball, dipped in buttermilk, covered with a jalapeno-infused batter and deep-fried. Served with chipotle ranch for dipping. The only way you will be able to enjoy this is at the fair!
8. Homemade Funnel Cakes
Everyone loves the funnel cakes from carnivals and fairs. Now you can make them at home with this easy funnel cake recipe that is delicious and can be topped with powdered sugar, fruit, whipped cream, chocolate, caramel, or all of the above
9. Cherry Pie Pops
These bite-sized portions of the classic dessert will have everyone ooh-ing and ahh-ing.
10. Blue Ribbon Lemon Cake
Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur, melds with a moist cake and lemon curd filling in this award-winning cake. The cake is finished with buttercream icing flavored with limoncello and garnished with meringue chips. The unique combination of lemon tastes and textures sets it apart from other lemon cakes. The cake won Best of Show in the cake contest at the State Fair of Texas.
11. Deep Fried Frito Pie
They’re crispy crunchy and loaded with that dill pickle flavor we all love so much! You won’t believe how easy these are to make and how much delicious dill pickle flavor they have!
12. Deep-Fried Dorito Pizza
Some foods try to hide their unhealthy qualities under leafy greens or miso glazes, whereas others proudly don jackets of crumbled Cool Ranch Doritos and brazenly go where no pizza has gone before: into a deep fryer.
13. Spicy Chicken Waffle Cone
Fried chicken & waffles are a pretty iconic American meal. Last year during the holidays, I made the CUTEST (and tastiest) Chicken & Waffle Sliders. They’re one of my most popular appetizer requests and always get picked up first on the food spread.
14. Deep Fried Reese’s Pieces
Dreaming of warmer weather? If you’ve ever been to a summer county fair, you know the food aisles offer an amazing array of deep-fried foods. Many of them come on a stick. I’ve chuckled over the possibility of tasting deep fried peanut butter & jelly, deep fried avocado, twinkies, Mars Bars, and even deep-fried mac-and-cheese.
15. Deep Fried Biscuits & Gravy
I invented these things for Norcross because biscuits-n-gravy is his favorite breakfast ever and I wanted to see if I could make them even better (in his eyes). Also invented as a way to speed up my access to his life insurance policy because, spoiler alert, THESE ARE NOT HEALTHY AT ALL.
16. State Fair Cheese Curds
Wisconsin is known for cheese, but unless you’ve been there or anywhere in the Upper Midwest, you probably have not had the sinful pleasure of eating fried cheese curds.
17. Apple Pie Fries
These super simple Apple Pie Fries make for a super fun spin on a traditional apple pie. Store-bought pie crust cut into strips, filled with a simple store-bought apple pie filling, then baked for crispiness. You can dip them in caramel sauce or even whipped cream for additional yumminess.