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Deep Fried Butter And Other Texas State Fair Fried Fare

Posted by Jane Akre
Friday, September 04, 2009 1:00 PM EST
Category: Protecting Your Family
Tags: Saturated Fat, Fried Foods, Acrylamide, Texas State Fair, Fried Butter, Childhood Obesity, Obesity

Deep Fried Butter featured at the Texas State Fair along with other fried foods, are getting a lot of media attention.

Rebel Without A Healthy Cause 



IMAGE SOURCE: MSNBC Web site / fried butter

Oreos move over. Deep-fried butter will be among the not-so-healthy fare dished up at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas in late September.

"It's like a mix between a biscuit or a croissant that is just stuffed to the gills with butter on the inside," Abel Gonzales Jr., 39, the dish's mastermind, told NBC News. "I think that's the best way to describe it."

Gonzales is a former computer analyst from Dallas. Now he’s turning the tide on health by creating the Fried Cookie Dough; Fried Peanut butter, Jelly and Banana Sandwich, and Fried Coke, which he demonstrated the Today show. 

In case you are wondering – here’s how to make fried butter. Just whip up pure butter until it is light. Then freeze it, surround it with dough and put into balls. Then place the balls into the deep fryer.

Gonzales also flavors versions with garlic, grape or cherry, reports the New York Daily News.

Gonzales knows he’s a rebel, but says it’s all for fun.

"I tell people this is not healthy food. Be careful with it. Take it in moderation. Definitely get your exercise. Eat a salad."

WFAA reports on other fried fare at the Texas State Fair – September 25 through October 18 includes:

· Twisted Yam on a Stick- a spiral of sweet potato, fried of course, then rolled in cinnamon and butter

· Deep Fried Peaches and Cream – cinnamon, graham cracker crumbs, ginger, eggs milk, deep fried and served with raspberry sauce sprinkled with streusel and topped with whipped cream and vanilla butter cream icing

· Fried Pecan Pie – This half butter half pecan concoction is then fried and served with caramel sauce

· Country Fried Pork Chops – thin-sliced, fried and smothered in cream gravy

· Fried Peanut Butter Cup Macaroon – after the oil drains off from frying, dust the dessert in powdered sugar and top with ice cream

Unlike packaged foods, required to list saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol - fair food has no information disclosed. The three fats are linked to low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol that increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

Suspected cancer-causer, acrylamide is a chemical that can form in potatoes and some starchy foods during high-temperature cooking processes, such as frying, roasting, and baking. Acrylamide forms from sugars and an amino acid that is naturally present in food and does not come from food packaging or the environment.

In some studies, acrylamide caused cancer in animals that were exposed to the chemical at very high doses.

But don’t worry.

Registered Texas dietician, Jennifer Pereira, tells the Today Show, go ahead and splurge, occasionally.

“The state fair is only once a year,” Pereira said. “I would strongly encourage people not to binge. Don’t build up your hunger so you can eat everything in sight. Pick a couple of things that you really enjoy, savor them, and stop eating when you feel satisfied.”

Gonzales says the fair is the one time of the year that adults can be kids again. Albeit, an unhealthy kid. #


Anonymous User
Posted by eaton53
Monday, September 07, 2009 5:25 PM EST

They had chocolate covered bacon at some of the Midwest fairs. Yeah, it's pretty good...

Anonymous User
Posted by Kim
Saturday, October 17, 2009 9:09 PM EST

I had the deep fried butter, and wow was it good! The Texas State Fair is the best!

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