The State Fair of Texas announced the finalists for the Big Tex Choice Awards today.

Here are your 2012 fried concoctions:

Does anyone know what “Mexican firecrackers” are? We hope no gunpowder is involved. The Internet tells me it could be either a stuffed jalepeño or spicy carrots. Also, we didn’t know porks had wings.

Judges will taste the dishes this weekend and announce the winners for Most Creative and Best Taste next week.

Last year’s winners were fried bubblegum for Most Creative and Buffalo chicken in a flapjack for Best Taste.

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