Friday, September 01, 2006

State Fair food report

Before I cover the food, I have to tell you that I am going to have llamas when I get old and hubby will have to cope. They are sweet, communal animals with intelligent eyes and a bit of spunk. They also have necks long enough to look me in the eye, but backs low enough to be the size of a big dog..... We should have several, as a lonely llama would be too sad. Clean up is easy, they make a communal dung pile (according to the llama info sheet) and don't poo much.

Food report...

1) the classic corndog/pronto pup: It was perfect. We were hungry and inhaled inhaled them, but they were darned good.
2) Milkshake, carmel -- yummmm.
3) Cheese Curds: perfect... hot, greasy with a beer batter. A little catsup in the side of the white paper carton and all was good. I ate about half, which helps you not want to kill yourself about 20 minutes after eating the last one.
4) about half of a huge corndog: hubby and I shared it -- and couldn't finish it.
5) Fried Green Tomatoes and corn fritters: they came as a combo... the corn fritters were great, hot and crispy with kernals of corn. The fried green tomatoes were icky... the tomato kind of tasted like a nasty pickle.
6) Hotdish on a stick: The best new thing at the fair -- imagine hamburger hotdish, stuck on a skewer and served with gravy.


comebacknikki said...

Mmmm..cheese curds. I moved to WI for college and was introduced to the beauty of the curd. The fried ones are good, but I prefer to eat them straight w/o any batter. :)

New Kid on the Hallway said...

What, no deep-fried chocolate chip cookies??

I have to say, though, that I'm really hungry now... mmmm, corndogs!

Aliki2006 said...

Cheese curds? I'm intrigued--I've never had these. Our state fair features deep fried candy bars--I've never been brave (or foolish) enough to try one.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

The deep fried candy bar is a group project to eat -- most people can only eat a bite or two.

Cheese curds is more of a northern thing...Iowa had deep fried cheese on a stick, which was close, but not as good as the curd variety... the ratio of cheese to crispy batter was off.

~profgrrrrl~ said...

Oh, llamas are so wonderful !!! :)