Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.
DEEP FRIED BUTTER
Today we look at a snack that has become a popular staple at state fairs in the United States of America. Deep Fried Butter was invented by Abel Gonzales in Dallas, Texas and first sold it in 2009 at the State Fair of Texas. It has been proven to be popular that it has led to versions being showcased in Canada and even the UK!
So what actually IS Deep Fried Butter? Well it is basically what it says on the label – a stick of butter covered in batter and then deep fried. The flavour of the indulgent food on a stick has been compared to the taste of French Toast and that could explain why it has become popular.
Deep Fried Butter is prepared by freezing butter before covering it in batter and frying it in oil. In 2011, a version of the product debuted where you could order it on a stick, this version had the butter dipped in either honey or cinnamon before the batter and then is finished off with confectionary sugar. The butter melts into the batter to make a ‘really buttery bread texture’.
There is a lot of mixed reviews in regards to whether Deep Fried Butter tastes nice, it is apparently a ‘cult’ in Texas. However, a lot of people away from the State are not a fan of it’s liquid centre and its ‘artery clogging’ ideology.