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A Chef's Take on the Classic State Fair Corn Dog

As State Fair Mania sweeps Dallas, Eater asks a handful of chefs to create their own takes on fair food.

Lori Bandi

State Fair of Texas legend Fletcher’s sells more than 600,000 corn dogs every year. Deep Ellum newcomer Luscher’s Red Hots can’t touch those kinds of staggering numbers, but nonetheless, sausage sensei Brian Luscher has a certain finesse with tube meats.

Luscher envisions this creation as a mash-up of two of his true State Fair food loves, the corn dog and the sausage-on-a-stick. The "Altered State" corn dog eschews the usual red hot for a spicy smoked beef and pork sausage that’s cornmeal battered, deep-fried, and then drizzled with "Sweet Pants" barbecue sauce and buttermilk herb dressing, because being served with ranch is practically a requirement for State Fair foods these days. It's served with fries and sport peppers and, unlike Luscher's usual corn dog that's a Monday-only special, you can eat it right now for $7.50.

Luscher's Post Oak Red Hots

2653 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226 (214) 434-1006