There is no combination of foodstuffs that doesn't taste better rolled into a ball and deep-fried. This turkey and stuffing roll with cranberry and gravy dipping sauces is just the first blip on the heart monitor of flavor available at the Texas State Fair.

Gizmodo's Leslie Horn braved the spattering grease of this year's Big Tex Taste Awards, bringing back accounts of the 11 strangest fried things she could find. Part of me envies her taste buds. The other bit is pretty sure it would be dead by fried spaghetti and meatballs.

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