Results: In light of the latest food to debut at the Wisconsin State Fair, chocolate-covered bacon, we asked you to predict a food that will soon make that look like yogurt-covered quinoa. You reached deep into your souls (or at least deep into your deep-fat fryers) to serve up:
FIRST PRIZE: Clottin' Candy: Cotton candy deep-fried in bacon grease and covered with melted cheese. Served next to the defibrillator station.
John Parry, Laurel, MD
SECOND PRIZE: Twizzle Dogs: A hot dog sliced longways, stuffed with a Twizzler and grilled.
Sam Franklin, Larkin Page-Jacobs, Rob Jones, Pittsburgh
THIRD PRIZE: Corndog Gelato.
Jim Banman, Centennial, CO
Blooming "Chestnut:" Consists of 68 Nathan's Famous hot dogs covered with three pounds of cheddar cheese. They are eaten like French fries.
Brian Rhoads, West Chester, OH
The Deep Sweet Peep:
Marshmallow Easter Peep wrapped in bacon, deep fried in batter, drizzled with melted chocolate sauce, topped with sliced orange circus peanut candies and served between two warm Krispy Kreme Donuts. Enjoy!
Martha Schwaikert, Winsted, CT
Calzone Stuffed with Fettucini Alfredo
Bruce Meyer, Carlsbad, CA
Chocolate-Covered Deep-Fried Egg Yolks
Nancy Eisenmann, Simsbury, CT
Batter-Dipped Nicotine Patches
Jerry Anderson, Ponca City, OK
Cheez Whiz Julips
Tom Wuerdeman, Ashland, KY
Brian Smith, Decatur, GA
Caramel Corn on the Cob
Marty Warren, Sarasota, FL (and others, similar)
Diane Drutowksi, St. Petersburg, FL
Stick on a Stick: Stick of butter dipped in soft drink syrup and deep-fried on a stick.
Jeff Daniels, Stillwater, OK (and others, similar)
Chicken Skin Jerky
Judith Klein, Frisco, TX
Bacon-Infused Light Beer
Zac Graves, Denver
Life-size Elephant Ears
Darren Rappa, Louisville, KY
Thomas Knott, Amherst, NH
Lobster + Fudge Brownie Shish Kabobs
Michael Harooni, Great Neck, NY
William Lebzelter, Buffalo Grove, IL
Baked Potato with Sour Cream Cheese Cake
Carole M. Cohen, Toms River, NJ
Pizza-Dog: Rectangular slice of pizza folded around a hot dog instead of a bun
Helene Stein, Teaneck, NY
Oyster-filled Funnel Cake Topped with Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce and Crumbled Blue Cheese Dressing
Pierre Allen Hill, York, PA
Farmer's Garden Salad, Roasted Vegetables and Healthy Chicken Deep-Fried and On a Stick
Susie Becker, San Rafael, CA
The Hindenbird: De-boned rotisserie chicken filled with marshmallows and stuffed into a chocolate-covered watermelon, which is then doused in brandy and set on fire.
Hank Ingham, Eureka, CA
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