The State Fair of Texas is known for its unique concoctions. Last year it was Oreo beer, crawfish lollipops, deep-fried cupcakes and more. The year before, it was bacon-wrapped churros, deep-fried nachos, fried Jell-O and fried cannoli bites. We’ll fry anything, y’all.
This year, in the most Texas move possible, the fair is frying up ranch dressing, among other things, as part of the 2018 Big Tex Choice Awards, held on Aug. 26.
Other finalists for the awards include corn dog ale, deep fried lobster pops, fried Kool-Aid pickles and fried elotes.
Here’s the full list of finalists, both sweet and savory:Corn Dog Ale Bacon Brittle Deep Fried Bodacious Bacon Bombs Cherish Erbert Champagne Deep Fried Chicken Tetrazzini Parmesana Cotton Candy Taco Deep Fried Lobster Pops Deep Fried M&M’s® Deep Fried Ranch Deep Fried Raspberry Brie-ret Deep Fried Shepherd’s Pie Frosty’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Deep Fried Skillet Potato Melt in a Boat Fruity Dessert Nachos Fried Cup of Corn "Elotes" Kool-Aid® Pickle-Dilly Sangria Fried Kool-Aid® Pickles Orange Julia’s Beermosa Hoppin’ John Cake with Jackpot Sauce Orange You Glad We Fried It?! King Crispy Coconut Crab Sliders State Fair Fun-L Cake Ice Cream Pico Frito (Deep Fried Pico de Gallo) Supra Stuffed Mini Sopapillas Southern Fried Chicken Nachos Sweet Bakin’ Bacon Texas Fried Hill Country Sweet Crispy Rice (Arroz con Leche) Texas Twang-kie