Abel Gonzalez is the Texas state fair's king of deep-fried decadence. He's won the most Big Tex Choice awards for fried food in the fair's history. Abel's business is so good, he's been able to give up his nine-to-five job and fry full time.
Fried butter, his latest creation, won this year's title for Most Creative. How does he do it? "You get some butter and you freeze it, and you wrap it around the dough, like biscuit dough, and then you deep-fry it," Abel says. Each piece uses only a pad of butter, he says.
Abel got the idea from his own obsession with toast and butter. "I could not get enough of it," he says. When Oprah is hesitant to try it, Abel's got some helpful advice. "You've got to commit to the butter, ma'am," he says. "Like a popper."