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L.A. County Fair Holds Deep-Fried Food Contest: You Choose, They Fry

Deep-fried Kool-Aid
Deep-fried Kool-Aid
Elina Shatkin

It's hard to tell whether the (in)famous Chicken Charlie has run out of artery-clogging ideas or simply experienced a populist streak when he cooked up this idea: The L.A. County Fair will be taking suggestions for a new deep-fried treat to be made available at this September's fair.

Facebook fans are invited to post their ideas for the next Chicken Charlie stand creation -- be it breaded, grilled, stuffed or deep-fried (let's face it, it's going to be deep-fried). The person who submits the winning idea on the L.A. County Fair Facebook page (submissions are accepted until 5 p.m. today) chosen by Charlie himself, will receive two season passes for the fair and one free parking pass.

Wondering what some of the bizarre ideas people came up with were? Turn the page for some of the best (or worst):

Deep-fried lasagna

Deep-fried coleslaw

Deep-fried Butterfingers

Deep-fried garlic

Deep-fried apple pie with cheese

Deep-fried chicken quesadilla

Deep-fried pineapple upside-down cake

Deep-fried bacon-wrapped rocky mountain oysters

Deep-fried chocolate chip cookie dough on a stick

Deep-fried pickles stuffed with chilli cheese dogs

Deep-fried garden salad

Deep-fried tequila

Deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches

Deep-fried tamales

Deep-fried Pop Tarts

Deep-fried beer

Deep-fried bologna

Deep-fried peppermint patties

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