Invented the Corn Dog?
The corn dog
was invented by Neil Fletcher in 1942 for the Texas State
Fair. These hot dogs dipped in corn batter, deep fried and
served on a stick have been a favorite of fair goers ever
are variations of the original including turkey dogs, chick
dogs, and even vegetarian corn dogs. Batters vary now with
spices and herbs. Corn dogs eaters usually dip their dogs in
mustard or catsup.
that Southerners love to fry food, but nobody does it like the
food vendors at the Texas State Fair. You will find all kinds
of fried eats, some great and some really weird. The 2006
state fair introduced the Fried Praline Perfection,
plump coconut and pecan pralines are battered and fried to a
rich golden crust and served warm with powdered sugar.
Concessionaire Abel Gonzales won 1st place for Most Creative
with Fried Coke. Smooth spheres of Coca-Cola-flavored
batter are deep fried, drizzled with pure Coke fountain syrup,
topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry. The
product is served in souvenir contoured glasses.
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