California State Fair: New Foods In 2012

It's exactly what you'd expect it to be, a grilled cheese that has been thrown into a deep fryer. It may not be anything fancy or have a surprising taste, but this minor twist is exactly the thrill your taste buds have been looking for in this classic, (and now even more) bowel-blocking sandwich.
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Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese It's exactly what you'd expect it to be, a grilled cheese that has been thrown into a deep fryer. It may not be anything fancy or have a surprising taste, but this minor twist is exactly the thrill your taste buds have been looking for in this classic, (and now even more) bowel-blocking sandwich. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Like the grilled cheese, it's nothing special. The only thing that really makes it a fair food is that it's on a stick.
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Pork Chop On A Stick Like the grilled cheese, it's nothing special. The only thing that really makes it a fair food is that it's on a stick. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
It's another cheesy classic that has been deep fried. Covered in a deep-fried batter, this fat hugger is sure to bring back some childhood memories of a yellow dinosaur with a carney charm.
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Deep-Fried Mac and Cheese It's another cheesy classic that has been deep fried. Covered in a deep-fried batter, this fat hugger is sure to bring back some childhood memories of a yellow dinosaur with a carney charm. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Also know as an English fritter, this New Orleans style dessert tastes like a doughnut, and can be topped with fruits, powdered sugar or chocolate chips.
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Beignet With Apples Also know as an English fritter, this New Orleans style dessert tastes like a doughnut, and can be topped with fruits, powdered sugar or chocolate chips. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Also know as an English fritter, this New Orleans style dessert tastes like a doughnut, and can be topped with fruits, powdered sugar or chocolate chips.
Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Beignet With Berries Also know as an English fritter, this New Orleans style dessert tastes like a doughnut, and can be topped with fruits, powdered sugar or chocolate chips. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Also know as an English fritter, this New Orleans style dessert tastes like a doughnut, and can be topped with fruits, powdered sugar or chocolate chips.
Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Beignet With Bananas Also know as an English fritter, this New Orleans style dessert tastes like a doughnut, and can be topped with fruits, powdered sugar or chocolate chips. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Also know as an English fritter, this New Orleans style dessert tastes like a doughnut, and can be topped with fruits, powdered sugar or chocolate chips.
Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Beignet With Strawberries Also know as an English fritter, this New Orleans style dessert tastes like a doughnut, and can be topped with fruits, powdered sugar or chocolate chips. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
This breakfast favorite has a strawberry filling, coated with frosting, and then battered and deep fried. Delicious and gooey, this is one treat you won't regret in the morning.
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Deep-Fried Poptart This breakfast favorite has a strawberry filling, coated with frosting, and then battered and deep fried. Delicious and gooey, this is one treat you won't regret in the morning. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
It's bad enough we have Cinnabon stores selling their heart-clogging sweets. This takes it to a new level. I always wonder how people consume those giant buns. Now, this may not be the same size, but the fryer can be much of alternative. That's why it shames me to say, "I'll have seconds."
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Deep-Fried Cinnamon Rolls With Icing It's bad enough we have Cinnabon stores selling their heart-clogging sweets. This takes it to a new level. I always wonder how people consume those giant buns. Now, this may not be the same size, but the fryer can be much of alternative. That's why it shames me to say, "I'll have seconds." Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Red velvet cake is complex enough to make and get the flavor right, so most of the red velvet flavor is lost in the addition of deep frying it.
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Deep-Fried Red Velvet Cake With Frosting Red velvet cake is complex enough to make and get the flavor right, so most of the red velvet flavor is lost in the addition of deep frying it. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
If you like big meat, this is for you. But, consider this. If the average 8 oz. steak is 400 calories, this one stick of meat will run you about 1600 calories. So you might want to get some help from friends on this one. Unless of course this is your only meal of the day, then you will still be 400 calories short of the average daily diet limit of 2000.
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Big Beef Rib If you like big meat, this is for you. But, consider this. If the average 8 oz. steak is 400 calories, this one stick of meat will run you about 1600 calories. So you might want to get some help from friends on this one. Unless of course this is your only meal of the day, then you will still be 400 calories short of the average daily diet limit of 2000. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
If you love chocolate covered bacon, then meet the sweeter side. I for one still think that the original rules supreme, but the change in flavor is nice.
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White Chocolate Bacon If you love chocolate covered bacon, then meet the sweeter side. I for one still think that the original rules supreme, but the change in flavor is nice. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
It's frozen key lime pie, dipped in chocolate. How else do you describe it?
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Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie It's frozen key lime pie, dipped in chocolate. How else do you describe it? Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
It's frozen key lime pie, dipped in chocolate. How else do you describe it?
Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie 2 It's frozen key lime pie, dipped in chocolate. How else do you describe it? Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
This is perhaps the most disappointing new addition to the list. I'm a baker, and red velvet cake lover. Any fan of red velvet will agree that this is no red velvet. This funnel cake is simply funnel cake batter dyed red and not red velvet batter. It is simply named as such to appeal to the fans of red velvet.
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Red Velvet Funnel Cake This is perhaps the most disappointing new addition to the list. I'm a baker, and red velvet cake lover. Any fan of red velvet will agree that this is no red velvet. This funnel cake is simply funnel cake batter dyed red and not red velvet batter. It is simply named as such to appeal to the fans of red velvet. Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
This is perhaps the most disgusting sounding food on this year's list. Yet, any fan of a greasy burger will be in for a treat. It's fatty, oily, and for some reason ignites a bit of American patriotism with every bite. Oh, I should mention that it has no bun. So, that makes it low-carb, right?
Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Deep-Fried Cheese Burger This is perhaps the most disgusting sounding food on this year's list. Yet, any fan of a greasy burger will be in for a treat. It's fatty, oily, and for some reason ignites a bit of American patriotism with every bite. Oh, I should mention that it has no bun. So, that makes it low-carb, right? Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
This is perhaps the most disgusting sounding food on this year's list. Yet, any fan of a greasy burger will be in for a treat. It's fatty, oily, and for some reason ignites a bit of American patriotism with every bite. Oh, I should mention that it has no bun. So, that makes it low-carb, right?
Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky
Deep-Fried Cheese Burger 2 This is perhaps the most disgusting sounding food on this year's list. Yet, any fan of a greasy burger will be in for a treat. It's fatty, oily, and for some reason ignites a bit of American patriotism with every bite. Oh, I should mention that it has no bun. So, that makes it low-carb, right? Credit: Mikhail Chernyavsky

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