Six food finalists went head to head in the 2006 Big Tex Choice Awards.
Two fried delicacies, one filled with coconut and pecans, the other with a refreshing taste, took top honors.
Best Taste: Texas Fried Praline Perfection
Most Creative: Fried Coke
2006 Big Texas Choice Awards descriptions
Fried Coke – Smooth spheres of Coca-Cola-flavored batter are deep fried, drizzled with pure Coke fountain syrup, topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry. Served in souvenir contoured glasses.
Fried Praline Perfection – Guaranteed to melt in your mouth. Plump coconut and pecan pralines, battered and fried to a rich golden crust. Served warm with powdered sugar.
Fernie’s Fried Mac ‘n Cheese – Texas-sized bites of macaroni & cheese, covered with a layer of garlic & herb-flavored bread crumbs, are deep fried until crispy outside and hot & cheesy inside. Served on a stick with a side of dipping sauces.
Donkey Tails – Large all-beef franks, slit on one side and generously stuffed with sharp cheddar cheese, are wrapped tightly in a large flour tortilla and fried until golden brown. Served with mustard or Ruth’s salsa.
Deep Fried Cosmopolitan – A delicious fried pastry is filled with rich cream and topped with a sweet & tangy cranberry glaze and a lime wedge.
Fernie’s Fried Choco-rito – A flour tortilla – stuffed with marshmallows, coconut, candy bar pieces, caramel morsels and cinnamon – is dipped in pancake batter and deep fried to a crispy, crunchy outside and sweet, gooey inside. Drizzled with honey and topped with whipped cream.