Picture your favorite food. Now imagine it battered and fried. It’s better now, isn’t it? In Texas, we love our fried foods and we like to take them up a notch at the beloved State Fair! We’ve got a list of the new menu items debuting this year and you’ll want to wear stretchy pants so you can try every last item in this lineup!

1. Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Taco Cone

Slow-cooked barbacoa paired with cilantro lime rice and black beans wrapped in a cone-shaped fried tortilla. Topped with queso fresco, pico de gallo and homemade salsa verde, this taco won best taste in the savory category in the 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards!

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2. Southern Fried Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Ball

“Olive Garden on steroids” is how we would describe this next concoction. Mozzarella cheese, fried chicken and fettuccine alfredo rolled into a ball and fried until golden brown.

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3. Texas Cream Corn Casserole Fritters

This traditional casserole has been elevated to meet the State Fair’s fried expectations! Cornbread batter, kernel corn, cream corn, cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped bacon and jalapenos are all mixed together and fried to perfection.

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4. Fernie’s Fried Burnt End Burrito

A BBQ favorite wrapped inside a Mexican appetizer, does it get more Texan that this? Dive into a fried burrito stuffed with barbecue burnt ends and a cream cheese spread consisting of diced jalapenos, savory bacon and a Mexican cheese blend. It wouldn’t be complete without a drizzle of sweet and spicy barbecue sauce.

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5. Calypso Island Shrimp Bowl

If you have excellent self control and are looking for something on the lighter side, this is the go-to fare! Kale, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, ginger and scallions are all stir fried and plated on a bed of yellow rice, topped off with Caribbean style grilled shrimp and a tropical infused glaze.

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6. Big Red® Chicken Bread

If you like the soda, you’ll love this dessert! It starts off with a fresh, fluffy donut glazed with Big Red® frosting, then to give it a savory kick, it’s paired with a chicken wing that has been deep fried and placed right on top! You know it’s good since it won best taste in the sweet category in the 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards!

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7. Fla’mango Tango

After this creamy mango dessert dances into the fryer, it’s topped with whipped cream and paired with a strawberry mango sorbet. It’s so unique, it won most creative in the 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards!

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8. Deep Fried Bayou Fruit Bites

These fresh fruit wedges are fried and sweetened up with a top secret blend and finished with a mouthwatering caramel sauce and whipped topping. Still craving more? You can add an assortment of additional toppings such as pecans, walnuts, chocolate chips, candy or more berries! This is the only way we’re eating fruit from now on!

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9. Quick Fried “Black Gold” Truffles

This treat is a combination of thin chocolate cookies crumbled and mixed with white chocolate chips and rich cream cheese. Rolled into a crust of corn flakes, vanilla wafers, nutmeg and cinnamon, the balls are lightly fried to create a crunchy outside and velvety inside!

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10. Peanut Butter Cup Snookie

We’re not talking Jersey Shore here - we’re talking about a warm, oozy peanut butter cup cookie freshly baked and topped with vanilla ice cream! They complete the snookie with traditional ice cream sundae toppings such as chocolate and caramel sauce, whipped cream and a cherry!

Check out the full list of other new foods including Deep Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffed Waffles and Extreme Fried Bananarama here.

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Check out the full list of other new foods including Deep Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffed Waffles and Extreme Fried Bananarama here.