Invented the Corn Dog?
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 since.
there 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.
knows 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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