I hate anything deep fried, but I've been known to go to a fair just for the cotton candy.
Sounds like the perfect snack....when you're stoned.
As far as I'm concerned, the State Fair of Texas is the king of fried crap. I had fried oreos last year and it was the most unsatisfying meal ever. It was gross.
They also introduced fried butter at the fair last year, but I did not try it. Supposedly they 'flavor' the butter then fry it. Apparently it was really popular. Yuck.
And I love fried pickles. One of my favorite things to eat!!
ETA: LOLOLOL I forgot Texas also loves to fry liquids. My dad has had the fried coke and my mom has had the fried cappuccino.
But to be honest, when I was a pre-teen and being greatly under the influence of the James Bond movies, I had great urgings for "pickle martinis." This was composed of a short glass full of pickle juice from the jar and a small slice of pickle for garnish. To this day, I could drink a cup of juice especially from a kosher dill jar of pickles. It's one of my favorite things in the world! Call me weird..you won't be the first.... But pickle juice is delicious and a way lot less fattening than anything fried.
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I'm from the Deep South. I love fried chicken/chicken fried steak/chicken fried chicken, as well as Krispy Kreme Donuts. However, the thought of putting those two things together along with all that other crap sounds absolutely revolting
If I'm going to harden my arteries (I've pretty much cut fried stuff out of my diet), give me a platter of hot, crispy fried green tomatoes (dredged/battered in salt-and-peppered flour by god, not in corn meal), with a tangy rémoulade. Fried dill pickles are outstanding, but I'll take hot and crispy fried okra (once again, dredged in seasoned flour) and cooked to the point that it nearly crumbles - if they could make that to order at the movie theatre, I'd eat a bucket of true Southern fried okra over oil-drenched "buttered" popcorn any day of the week.
One of my Aunt's adores fried snickers bars, but for me?
The Tulsa State Fair did deep fried butter this year
I like the deep fried cheese curds, but I can only handle a few at a time.
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.
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!
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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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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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!
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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We have a DelMarVa Chicken festival every year -- my favorite is fried chicken from this (scroll down):
My friend's family company produced the original pan. Apparently, it was surpassed in size by some other state so they retired it and made a bigger one.
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.