Where’s the best place to get your fried food fix this summer? The Great New York State Fair! We’re here to cover all the best fried foods and treats so you can make the most of your Fair experience. From the purely delicious to bizarre, check out our list of some of the most popular fried food items from NYS Fair present and past to get an idea of what to expect for the 2021 season. Enjoy your visit to The Great New York State Fair and you can thank us when you bite into one of these fried masterpieces.
Flamin' Code Peach - Jim Hasbrouck's Fried Specialties
Get a taste of a southern favorite, with a twist, at this year's Fair. This deep-fried peach cobbler is stuffed with caramel, topped with whipped cream, caramel glaze, bacon bits, jalapenos and a slice of peach-flavored bacon. There's also a Code Peach for those inclined to less spice - aka minus the jalapenos. Be one of the first to tried this new fried food at the NYS Fair this summer.
Sm'OreoS- Jim Hasbrouck’s Fried Specialties
A summertime classic meets deep-fryer. The Sm'oreo, or SOS, is a classic S'more stuffed inside two double-stuff oreos and deep-fried then topped with graham cracker crumbs and chocolate syrup. Don’t blame us if you’re too full after to try our next items but it’s certainly a delicious way to end your day!
Big Kahuna Donut Dog- Big Kahuna
A Great New York State Fair staple, the Big Kahuna Donut Dog delivers something for both the salty and sweet loving fair-goers. This menu item is the best of both worlds. It consists of a hotdog wrapped in bacon with a maple glazed Long John donut serving as the bun.
Fried Gator Mac n’ Cheese- Chester’s Gators and Taters
Hailing from the South this stand certainly brings a unique eat to Syracuse during the Fair by offering an adventure for foodie fairgoers. The Gator Mac n’ cheese consists of a heaping boat of mac n’ cheese topped with delectable fried gator pieces. It’s not one to miss!
Caramel Crack Fries & Flamin' Hot Cheetos Fries- Big Kahuna
These two new takes on classic fries are here to surprise. You can opt for the Sweet Caramel Crack Fries or keep it spicy with the Flamin' Hot Cheetos Fries. Try them both and pick your favorite.
The Harvester- Jim Hasbrouck’s Fried Specialties
Your traditional Thanksgiving meal gets a wild spin with this flavorful dish. This item starts with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and bacon- which is then all deep-fried to perfection. The Harvester is then topped with cheese and cranberry sauces and placed between two slices of sourdough bread.
The Heart Attack- Jim Hasbrouck's Fried Specialties
Want to try a local Hofmann hot dogs but too adventurous for just ketchup and mustard? Enter "The Heart Attack" which is appropriately named considering it consists of 2 Hofmann hot dogs stuffed with chili, wrapped in bacon then deep-fried (do you sense a theme here?). If that's not enough food action for you then you'll be happy to know this fried favorite is then topped with chocolate sauce, a Hershey Bar and sliced jalapenos- you'll have to try it to believe it!
Bonus: Chocolate Covered Crickets and Grasshoppers- Jim Hasbrouck’s Fried Specialties
Jim Hasbrouck once claimed he can fry anything, known for testing the limits of fried goodness he has now decided to offer chocolate covered deep-fried crickets and grasshoppers on a stick. For culinary dare devils, we commend the bravery of anyone who decides to try this one.