Deep-Fried Butter Awaits Texas Fair-Goers, Cardiologists

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2009 1:36 PM CDT

(Newser) – Warning: Just reading this article may clog your arteries. The man who brought the world such delicacies as "Texas Fried Cookie Dough" and "Fried Coke" has devised an even more over-the-top, uh, food: deep-fried butter. It’s making its debut at the State Fair of Texas as part of its annual fried food competition, MSNBC reports. And it comes in four flavors: garlic, grape, cherry, and plain ol’ butter.

Inventor Abel Gonzales Jr., is quick to point out that he’s not just dipping butter in oil—he whips it, freezes it, and wraps it in dough first. “I mean, butter by itself does not taste good,” he says. “Nobody just grabs a stick of butter and eats it. That would be gross.”