Texas Fair fare: Deep-fried Girl Scout cookie

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

DALLAS (AP) - As if the Girl Scouts' Samoa cookie isn't sinful enough, a longtime State Fair of Texas treat provider is perfecting a way to improve the chocolate-coconut-caramel cookie for fair goers.

Deep-fry it.

Christi Erpillo's family has served deep-fried items at the Dallas fair for 40 years. She says the Samoa is her all-time favorite cookie and she's found a way to drop the classic into a deep fryer without getting it soggy and without losing its taste.

She tells The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/MepXUD) the Samoa embellishment is intended to help the Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary.

Erpillo's mother introduced funnel cake to the fair in the 1980s. In 2009, Erpillo made a splash with deep-fried peaches and cream.

The three-week State Fair of Texas opens Sept. 28.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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