Apparently served with buttery dipping sauce

Finalists for State Fair’s Big Tex Choice Awards include Deep Fried Butter | Star-Telegram — What is the point of this??

The place that brought you deep-fried Twinkies has taken fat food to a whole new level.

Since 2005, the State Fair of Texas has invited its vendors to create new and interesting food offerings. In recent years, we’ve seen such artery cloggers as Texas Fried Cookie Dough and Chicken Fried Bacon.

On Tuesday, State Fair officials released the eight finalists for this year’s fifth annual Big Tex Choice Awards, and on the list is this gem: Deep Fried Butter. It’s exactly as it sounds, butter that’s seasoned, battered up and deep-fried. For those counting, a stick of butter has 810 calories— before it’s deep-fried.




  1. jescott418 says:

    I wonder if any of these lame ideal’s are not supported by the health industry? You got to admit its a good way to get business.

  2. e.e.cummings says:

    Chicken Kiev without the chicken!

  3. Awake says:

    The same state fair has a whole huge section of creative ‘healthy snacks’ that is stealing a lot of the traditional funnel cake and deep fried twinkie sales.

  4. SparkyOne says:

    would gag a maggot

  5. jbenson2 says:

    This will top the list on the Obamacare Health Care Menu of government approved nutrients for senior citizens.

  6. pedro says:

    Food of the future

  7. Personality says:

    Those stupid redneck fat fucks!

  8. Ooooh man the dipping sauce is TOOO much!

  9. Dallas says:

    #1 Agree. This is the type of stuff that fuels the players in the heathcare industry.

    We now have a pill for pretty much any ailment and a pill to counteract the bad effects of the others pills.

  10. OvenMaster says:

    Q. “What is the point of this??”

    A. Rich, delicious, buttery goodness!

  11. PierreB says:

    This is why the USA needs universal medicare.

  12. Blues says:

    If you think about, and I know most of you aren’t into that, this is probably the only deep fried snack that has fewer calories after frying.

  13. qb says:

    Homer to Bart:

    Butter that bacon!
    Bacon that sausage!

  14. Animby says:

    Hope they don’t use salted butter.

    Gotta watch my blood pressure.

  15. ridin the short bus says:

    Sounds like somethng George Dubbaya would have submitted… to the Fair…. after consulting with Dick on the natural Goodness and Richness of Pure Butter and How Holy it could be for the community…….

    Or Maybe he go the Idea after Visting Scotland/…. Deep Fried Batter Diped Mars Bars…. its all true,,, a local treat.. in the Heart attack captial of Europe…

  16. Rabble Rouser says:

    The article fails to state that the cardiac van is nearby, for those needing its assistance.

  17. Glenn E. says:

    Why is it always Texas, that comes up with these shocking bad alternatives to healthy living? This should have been dubbed “Deep Fried Heart Attack”. “I can’t believe it’s not deep fried butter” would have been a slightly healthier version. Well….if this is the way Texans want to go, I’m not going to stand in their way. Just don’t start a chain store of it, for the whole country. Or introduce it to high schools, everywhere.

  18. admash says:

    I enjoy some deep-fried goodness once-in-a-while, but butter? My skin crawls just thinking about it.

    Last time I was in Atlanta (GA) I saw deep-fried snickers candy-bars for sale; This beats that.

  19. EdwardC says:

    Deep Fried Butter? This is another new dish that I would like to try eating. Do you relish the idea of your heart exploding – if so, you might want to try deep fried butter. Deep fried butter is a horrible idea, but that didn’t stop it’s creator, Abel Gonzales Jr., from doing it. He’s unveiling it at the Texas State Fair. (This HAD to happen in the South.) It’s described as a biscuit or croissant like breading, stuffed to the gills with butter and deep fried – my arteries are clogging just reading about it. This is horrible food, and quite frankly, we have enough problems with obesity in this country without this guy. Seriously – every time somebody eats deep fried butter, another cardiologist loses the need for a loan ’til payday.