North Carolina State Fair

Taste test: Deep fried BBQ

Deep fried barbecue is new to the N.C. State Fair this year.

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2014 NC State Fair
RALEIGH, N.C. — When we first heard deep fried barbecue would be at the fair, we were a little skeptical. How would they do it? Would it dry out the meat? But we were pleasantly surprised when we checked it out Wednesday. 

First off, it is more like a corn dog. The chopped barbecue is served inside a cornbread casing. It is like a barbecue-stuffed hush puppy and who doesn't love a good hush puppy? 

It was a little heavy and didn't stay on the stick. We ended up just holding it, grabbing chunks off of it and dipping it in the vinegar-based Oink Moo Cock-A-Doodle-Doo barbecue sauce. They have other bottled sauces available like Sweet Baby Ray's.

The combo of the sauce, the meat and the corn bread was great. With this fair new fair concoction, you get the delicious combo of barbecue and hush puppies all in one. We will definitely be ordering it again. 

You get a decent portion of fried barbecue with your order. Depending on how hungry you are, we can see this being something to share or eat on your own.

You can get deep fried barbecue at a stand in Kiddieland facing the slide, just a few vendors down from the Pik-N-Pig (which also serves up tasty barbecue). There is a large yellow and red sign on top of the the stand advertising the deep fried barbecue. 

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