No, Paula Deen has nothing to do with it this time.
Texas State Fair vendor Abel Gonzales is responsible for Texas Fried Cookie Dough (obvious question: does it not turn into a cookie then?), deep fried PB&J with bananas, and even Fried Coke, is back with a new heart-exploding treat. Deep Fried Butter is turning heads and stomachs nationwide, grabbing headlines for its sheer deep fried audacity.
Gonzales whips butter to light creamery fluffiness, freezes it, and surrounds it with shell of dough. And it’s not just butter flavored- that would be preposterous– Deep Fried Butter is available in garlic, grape or cherry flavor.
While it sounds disgusting, customers say it takes not too unlike a buttered roll. Gonzales says:
“It’s like a mix between a biscuit or a croissant that is just stuffed to the gills with butter on the inside.”
With all the anti-fat naysayers, Gonzales has his share of detractors. But he’s not bothered by the backlash:
“These are special foods for a special time,” he said.
“There are a lot of people out there that don’t get the fun in what I’m doing. I’ve gotten e-mails from people saying, ‘You’re a menace!’”
“I tell people this is not healthy food. Be careful with it. Take it in moderation. Definitely get your exercise. Eat a salad.”