Yum (not!)...that's deep fried butter-on-a-stick. In my last post, I mentioned having entered quilts in a local community fair and mentioned this new midway delicacy.
This was introduced, I think, at the Iowa State Fair, or at least it was highly publicized at THIS year's Iowa State Fair and the circus of the surrounding Presidential Republican Party Straw Poll.
Some of my blogger friends from "down under" and other points across the globe commented or sent emails asking about this intriguing "food" item. Well, this post is for YOU! I hope you have a strong stomach. I feel my arteries hardening just posting the pictures!
Americans will deep fry ANYTHING! Maybe that is why this country is so fat. Here is a link to how to make deep fried butter-on-a-stick - you HAVE to see it to believe it:
But this isn't the first deep fried popular item offered at fairs and carnivals all over this country. There are many new, weird items that have hit the midway in recent years. Here is a deep fried Twinkie. The original snack cake has been around for years - literally! They would have been a good item for cold war bomb shelters due to their long shelf life. As if they couldn't get more unhealthy:
Then there are deep fried Oreo cookies:
Deep fried pecan pie:
Deep fried avocados:
This is the "Zucchini Weenie":
Deep fried pickles:
Deep fried deviled eggs:
Chocolate-covered, deep fried bacon:
Funnel cakes being fried:
Deep Fried White Castle Cheeseburgers:
Deep fried frog legs:
Deep fried beer pockets:
Deep fried green beans (I guess they were too healthy alone...):
Deep fried Kool-Aid balls:
Corn dog pizza:
Deep fried strawberries:
Deep fried candy bars:
Ugh...now I think I'm going to be sick...at this point you are either repulsed or heading out to find a state fair.
Happy Labor Day Weekend!