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Tried the deep-fried Snickers bar...among other treats

frmrjerseygrl | Sep 23, 200201:54 PM

Went to the County Fair this weekend (put the diet on hold for a day!). Everywhere we turned, it seemed we heard buzz about the deep-fried Snickers bar, so we decided to try it. Found it at the Texas Donut place (there are two locations). Dipped in a sweet batter, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served on a stick like a corn dog, it neither overwhelmed nor underwhelmed my expectations. The chocolate, caramel and nougat melt around the stick, filling the batter with a gooey, nutty concoction. It was good, but not something I couldn't live without. Also tried a wagon-wheel sized doughnut from the same place, which made up in size what it lacked in flavor.

Also had to try the deep-fried Twinkie, at a roasted chicken shack. Not bothering with an extra batter, the Twinkie is apparently just thrown into the fryer, then served with a gelatinous "raspberry" sauce (you can also get it with chocolate). Not nearly as good as the Snickers.

For lunch itself, I highly recommend the barbecue place near the pig races (I don't want to think about the implications!). Terrific tri-tip sandwich--served without sauce (you add it yourself), so you can actually tasted the smokiness of the meat. Boyfriend had the ribs, which were extremely tender and flavorful. Roasted corn, from a table next to the barbecue place, was sweet and slathered with butter, though I was expecting a bit more of a roasted flavor.

Later, we tried the Australian fried potatoes--a bit starchy, but fried in a chili-flecked tempura batter. We got it with ranch dressing on the side, but you can also get cheese sauce (I recommend the ranch). An excellent snack (their onion rings looked great, though we didn't try them).

Other things of interest we didn't try were various things on a stick: cookies, cheesecake, pickles, egg rolls, linguica, and pork chops(!). Maybe next year...

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