Taste Of States – This Week – Deep Fried Jell-O

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.

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jelloToday we look at a product that was created for the State Fairs because this is a world where deep fried is the key and this is one product that you may not expect to be put in a fryer – Jello-O. In 2016, this delicacy appeared at the Texas State Fair and was so popular that it even won the Big Tex Choice Awards.

The award winning dish was created by an 82 year old woman called Ruth Hantz who was shocked to win an award for a dish that was made out of 10-cent bags of Jell-O. Even though that is an old age she is the second oldest to win ( i would love to know how old the oldest is!)

The dish consists of pieces of cherry flavoured Jell-O (which is basically jelly) is breaded in panko crumbs and then deep fried and by the looks of all the photos it was served with a bit of white sauce (i guess cream?) and a cherry on the side.

The dish was obviously very popular with the festival goers as it won an award and if you go on line there are many different websites offering you recipes and ways to make it at home. I am not sure personally if it would be something I would enjoy but you cannot fault the creativity that someone has had!

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