State Fair Food

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  1. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    What do you do with it? Is it like fried mozallella stick where it's crusty on the outside and melted on the inside? I'm sure Paula Dean would love it.
     
  2. FigureSpins

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    Yep - that's the place. We go every year, although I'm shooting for a Dollywood trip this year instead, but I know DH will insist on the NC State Fair.

    I don't like grilled corn on the cob, but I'm just weird that way. Everyone else raved about it. I don't even like it when my sister makes it on the grill, which is saying something. I'll take mine boiled, please.

    That is an awesome flea market. We went to the car show a few weeks ago and didn't realize that they had a flea market every weekend. Too much temptation and I already have exceeded my new home's "crapacity" so I won't be going back anytime soon.

    Ice cream made by NC State from their on-campus dairy is out of this world and not costly. They were near the foot bridge and exit.

    I didn't know that - deets, please. I have a kids' birthday party coming up and that would be a real treat.

    Yup - it's huge and crowded.

    The Richmond County Fair on Staten Island is smaller-scale and lots of fun, including the rides and delicous treats. I love the racing pigs!

    ROFLOL! *starts cleaning coffee off screen* Too funny!

    Deep fried butter - I could justify eating this because (a) I like butter a lot since I moved "down heah" and (b) I'd pass it off as fried cheese, which is socially acceptable.

    I was in a Brooklyn cheese store last weekend and they had a basket on the counter filled with "Mozzarella en Carrozza" - deep-fried grilled cheese sandwiches made with mozzarella. If I hadn't already bought my lunch at the pork store (Sausage rolls...delish), I would have picked up a few.


    In the interest of presenting healthy eating options, my kids insist on buying peeled, cored apples every time we go to the fair. While they like the spiral cut most of all, they do start off eating well. I'm glad the little frontier cabin's near the entrance. The bees and yellow jackets appreciate the apple juice that spills on the ground, too.
     
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  3. Skittl1321

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    There was someone at the Iowa State Fair last year who ate everything that was served on a stick (and kept the sticks to show the "count"). She said over the entire course of the fair she didn't gain weight. She only ate 10-20 things a day, and walked all day long.

    So doing it once, and getting exercise while you do it, might not have lasting effects.

    I've been to the Texas state fair, and I want to go to the Iowa one before I move. Rogers & Hammerstein say it's the best state fair in the state :)


    Man, now I want fried pickles. I don't think of those as fair food though- but as an appetizer. But they have to be pickle rounds, spears the "fry to pickle" ratio is all wrong.
     
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  4. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Toes. You gotta keep 'em separated.

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    "Howling Cow" ice cream: where to buy (you can buy pints or special-order larger quantities):
    http://www.ncsu.edu/foodscience/PilotPlant/DairyProducts/howling-cow/howtobuy.html

    I am a huge fan of the county fairs in NY, since I grew up going to them. I prefer them to the state fair down here, actually :shuffle:

    Brooklyn = food heaven. :swoon:
     
  5. FigureSpins

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    Rumor has it that there's a "pork store" near Wake Forest with fresh sausages and really fresh mozzarella/smoked mozzarella. Next time I go to the Factory, I want to stop and give it a try.
     
  6. milanessa

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    Somewhere within about 30 miles of Marietta there's a farm and farm store that sells the most amazing bacon and fresh sausages and all kinds of good stuff. I don't know the name or exactly where it is because our son-in-law led us there just before we left town. I filled up 3 coolers. :lol: They make it on the premises from their own livestock.
     
  7. Holley Calmes

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    Cyn, if you get anywhere near Duluth (GA) have lunch at the Park Cafe. They have the best friend green tomatos anywhere in my experience! :D

    And yes, okra fried very crispy with just a little flour dusting and lots of salt....that beats popcorn any day of the week, and it's good for you! Well, outside of the oil it's fried in, but if properly fried very very hot in a "healthier" vegetable oil and drained extremely well....there's not much fattening oil, either. When I fry up a batch, I use a whole bottle of vegetable oil, and I drain the left-overs back into the container when cooled to throw away more easily. I never have more than a tablespoon that actually got soaked into the 3-4 cups of sliced okra as a result of cooking--thus proving that fried foods can be not as fattening as you think.
     
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  8. oleada

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    I have no idea. I didn't see it but a friend ate it when he was there and it was reported in the news. It sounds revolting to me.
     
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    When did Tulsa become a state? :lol:
     
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  12. Rex

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    Funnel cake :inavoid: with fruit filling and powdered sugah!!!
     
  13. Holley Calmes

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    Oh my T-Rex...funnel cakes......I have such strange memories of them. I live in the North Georgia mountains, and there's this very tacky little town called Helen, GA just south of us. They pretend like they're Alpine-Swiss, etc. It's so redneck. And funnel cakes are the big deal there! I have such a hard time considering them as real food.

    But perhaps your funnel cake resource (FCR) is a lot classier than mine. Either way, you know I adore you.
     
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  14. Rex

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    Lurve U 2 (((((((((((Holley))))))))))

    I actually ate my first funnel cake at a fair in California after my second Navy ship came back from a six-month deployment. My cousin (also in the Navy) had just gotten married and I drove up to Camp Pendleton to visit them. I had one with strawberries and powdered sugar....it was better than sex! Well, almost....if I wasn't doing this low-carb thing, I'd make one right now...maybe this summer.

    It's all about the batter I think. A nice from scratch batter, you can never go wrong with that.
     
  15. lenac03

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    God Bless Texas. This is why I love this state. :p
     
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