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It’s almost fair time, and that means fair food. You Gotta Try These Great Fair Food Recipes!

Yes, the good ole, how do you fry that? From corndogs to fried Oreos, it’s just not fair season until you’ve upped the cholesterol a little! How about a deep-fried ice cream-topped cheeseburger? (shout out to Hawaii State Fair!)

Let’s be honest—Southerners don’t go to the state or county fair, just to win a stuffed monkey at the ring toss or get seasick on the Tilt-A-Whirl. We go for the iconic fair foods, all gloriously deep-fried and full of flavor, whether a sweet dessert (hello, fried Oreos), a salty snack (say no more, fried macaroni and cheese), or something else entirely. Dill pickle chips, green tomatoes, and apple cider doughnuts get the excitement going way more than any amusement ride.

While you might not always be in the radius to hit the once-a-year state fair—though, the legendary State Fair of Texas with its annual competition for most bizarre fried foods is a bucket-list item in itself—you can easily recreate the same dishes at home. We’re stocked with plenty of delicious renditions of all of the deep-fried state fair foods of our childhood, as well as a few special standouts that go beyond the fryer. Think old-school cherry cola slushies, Texas Frito pie in the bag, and classic candy apples.

So, get out the fryer…grease, not air, and get ready to have a fair night at home with all of these wonderful fried fair foods. Get the recipes here!

Bon appetite, or as we say in the south, come on and get ya some!