L.A. County Fair Holds Deep-Fried Food Contest: You Choose, They Fry
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 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 peanut butter and banana sandwiches
Deep-fried Pop Tarts
Deep-fried peppermint patties
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