Influenced by French ancestors, residents of the Deep South have been eating fried frog legs for centuries. And fried okra is a Southern staple as well.
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For s'mores that taste like they were made on the campfire, but without the sticky mess, try this bowl of doughnuts topped with mini-marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate syrup.
Chilled grasshopper pie's gooey, minty center and chocolate-cookie crust make it a refreshingly sweet treat. Deep-fry it, and the crispy outer layer creates a crispy, salty balance with the melted mint-chocolate filling.
When it comes to fair food, you have to go big with this double-sized dog, or go home.
For a creative twist on the traditional dog, a Japanese-inspired version might become an adventurous meat lover's new favorite indulgence.
If you like beef, the soft-shell crab taco probably isn't for you. For a unique, meaty alternative, try a unique beef tongue taco.
It's pretty hard to beat fried pickles when it comes to fair food. The sweet crunch of the pickle with the crispy fried outer layer never disappoints.
If you're brave enough to try this crazy ice cream flavor, it's sure to satisfy both your sweet-and-spicy palate.
Fair food doesn't always have to be over-the-top. Proof? This simple, fried soft-shell crab sandwich satisfies seafood cravings any day.
Ah, the perfect marriage of two favorite breakfast foods: cinnamon rolls and waffles.
Remember when we said "Go big or go home?" The same imperative applies to French fries.
Fresh fruit, like watermelon, instantly becomes fair food when deep fried, served on a stick and drizzled with syrup.
Ice cream sundaes and chocolate chip cookies are classic desserts by themselves, but mashing them together makes for one sweet treat.
This fair food might be king of the sweet-and-salty category, with the sugary doughnuts holding savory hamburger meat and cheese, topped with a salty slice of bacon.
Apple pie is the American classic dessert and while it's usually sold as convenient hand pies at fairs and festivals, this interpretation as fries may be even more practical for on-the-go eating.
Bacon on top of a funnel cake? Yep, and topped with a little maple syrup, all the flavors meld together into one sweet-and-salty dream.
This is the new ice cream sandwich: vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two cinnamon-sugar doughnuts and topped with caramel sauce.
This basket of fries topped with lobster and lemon aioli looks like it belongs in a hip downtown restaurant, not a carnival food stand.
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