Oh, the things we will fry
The world’s been going fry-crazy for the past few decades, and professional chefs and just plain curious cats alike started frying up everything they could batter.
At the Minnesota State Fair they’ve deep-fried pig ears; jelly beans at The Big E in Massachusetts; and in good ol’ Texas one year they deep-fried just sugar cubes. We assume someone said, “Why waste time turning the sugar into something else?” And you know what? Maybe they had a point.
Then there’s the matter of washing all those down. Draft, bottle, can, or fried? Texas serves its beer four ways. And if you’re under 21, Indiana State Fair’s got you covered with fried Pepsi.
You see, this Midwestern staple might not be as big as Big Tex, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in options -- like, a lot of options. Last year, vendors at the Indiana State Fair deep-fried brownies, cookie dough, Ho Hos, Klondike bars, M&M’s, Milky Way and Snickers bars, pork rinds, pork chops, sauerkraut balls, s’mores, birthday cake… Do we have a word limit on this article? This list goes on and on.