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oaklandhater
04-30-2008, 12:12 PM
http://divinecaroline.com/article/22177/48751-ten-foods-you-ll-find--eat-/2

1. Krispy Kreme Burger
Stop wiping your glasses, you read it right揖rispy Kreme Burger. A cheeseburger with bacon, except the 澱un is two Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Created by a minor-league baseball club, this baby costs $4.50 and it packs well over 1,000 calories. (Just one glazed donut has 10 grams of sugar.) It痴 usually taken with four Lipitor.


Photo source: Drunken Bleachers

2. Kool-Aid Dill Pickles (Koolickle)
To make a Kool-Aid pickle, just dump out half the brine in the pickle jar and refill it with your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid. The pickle will turn a glowing red or neon green depending on what flavor you use. But if you hit pretty much any state fair in the South, you can save yourself the trouble of making it and just buy one from a vendor instead. An elementary school in Indianola makes and sells them in their cafeteria. They are in the process of obtaining a patent license. Lucky us.


Photo source: Deep Fried Kudzu

3. Deep-Fried Drinks
From your breakfast drink to your late-night cocktail, the state fair has you covered (in fatness and goodness).

Latte: I take my morning latte with soy milk and splenda. Carnies take theirs with pastry batter and ice cream. A deep fried latte is made with ice cream, cappuccino ice cream (duh, it痴 coffee), whipped cream, caramel sauce, and is sprinkled with some instant coffee powder. The Deep-Fried Latte made its debut at the 2007 Texas state fair. Creator Mike Levy said, 展e have gained about ten pounds trying this. The best part of waking up is an artery-clogger in your cup.

Deep-Fried Coke: I知 not lying, folks妖eep-fried Coke. Coke syrup, mixed with funnel cake batter, deep-fried, and drizzled with some more syrup. I almost forgot; it痴 drenched with whipped cream and a cherry. This masterpiece won an award at the 06 Texas State Fair and sold 10,000 cups in its first week. Plus, it only has a mere 830 calories. Give me a cup of that sugary, syrupy goodness. (Photo below.)

Deep-Fried Cosmopolitan: I doubt the Sex and the City chicks sucked these down. A deep-fried cosmopolitan is actually a fried pastry overflowing with cheesy cheesecake, drizzled with a fruity glaze, and topped with a hunk of lime. Obviously, it痴 served up on a stick.



Photo source: Willrad

4. Donkey Tails
A donkey tail does not contain any donkey parts. It痴 a large beefy sausage filled with cheese, enveloped in a flour tortilla and deep-fried. Top it with chili or nacho cheese. For those of you watching your weight, you can also top it with salsa (or, you could just avoid state fairs). The tails became popular at the 2006 Texas state fair and were created by Ruth痴 Tamale House.

5. Fried Cookie Dough
This one was voted best new state fair food at the 2007 Texas state fair (by the same guy who made deep-fried coke). First they chill the cookie (chocolate chip, pecan, and coconut based cookie dough), then they batter the cookie dough, then they deep-fry the cookie dough, then people羊egular people like you and me幼onsume the cookie dough.


Photo source: Dallas News

6. Cool Dog
A cool dog will quench your hunger for salty and sweet. It痴 a hot dog that replaces the bun with sponge cake and replaces the weenie with ice cream. The condiments are replaced with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and sprinkles. Sounds pretty cool-dog-a-licious.

7. Fried Avocadoes and Fried Guacamole
Concessionaire Allan Weiss offered up Zesty Fried Guacamole Bites in 2007, and in 2006, he created the Fried Avocado (chunks of avocado, breaded and fried). The guac bites are a scoop of guacamole, breaded, fried, and served with ranch or salsa. Mr. Weiss decided that since the fried avocado went over so well, that people would like fried guacamole even more.


Photo source: Elevated

8. Fernie痴 Fried Mac 地 Cheese
Auntie Fernie痴 (mother of cousin Jack, the guy with four teeth who runs the Tilt-a-Whirl) version of this seems to be the most popular in the state fair world. She takes scoops of macaroni and cheese, tops them with garlicky breadcrumbs and then, (surprise, surprise) deep-fries them to make her famous mac 地 cheese. There痴 only 610 calories per stick and these can now be found at certain restaurants.


Photo source: Burst Attention Span

9. Spaghetti and Meatballs on a Stick
This Italian treat is balled up, breaded, and fried. (I see a theme here.) They cut the spaghetti strands into small one-inch chunks, and then roll them up into a big meatball. The meatball is then dipped into red sauce and fried. This Minnesota state fair dinner is also known as Heart Attack on a Stick.


Photo source: jpg magazine

10. Butter Busts
If you get to the fair later in the day and all the fatties have torn down every last booth, there is one last option. At the Minnesota state fair, you can have a personal bust made of butter. I知 guessing that anyone who痴 into deep-fried coffee and spaghetti would most likely enjoy eating a hunk of butter shaped like some chick痴 head.

oaklandhater
04-30-2008, 12:14 PM
I really really want to try one of thes bad boys.

kc rush
04-30-2008, 12:17 PM
I just came back from lunch and this thread has my stomach turning.

Nasty.

MIAdragon
04-30-2008, 12:24 PM
Hmm.....

5. Fried Cookie Dough
This one was voted best new state fair food at the 2007 Texas state fair (by the same guy who made deep-fried coke). First they chill the cookie (chocolate chip, pecan, and coconut based cookie dough), then they batter the cookie dough, then they deep-fry the cookie dough, then people—regular people like you and me—consume the cookie dough.

BIG_DADDY
04-30-2008, 12:24 PM
You should see the saltiest foods over on the food thread in DC. They have a dish with over 7,300 MG of salt on it.

Frosty
04-30-2008, 12:31 PM
Nice elitist article. Glad he/she took the time to write it to warn me that this stuff isn't healthy. :rolleyes:

J Diddy
04-30-2008, 12:32 PM
yuk

El Jefe
04-30-2008, 12:34 PM
Man that thing looks like a heart attack waiting to happen.

Pestilence
04-30-2008, 12:40 PM
I'd be interested to try the Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick....and the Cool Dog.

Baby Lee
04-30-2008, 12:51 PM
A lot of that has been around for a long time.
Alton Brown 'discovered' Kool-ickles in the MS delta on 'Feasting on Asphalt' but they've been making them for decades in the South.
Heck, I think Applebees of TGIFs has fried mac'n'cheese as an appetizer.

Actually, one that isn't on the list that I surprised myself by LOVING is deep fried pickles. But after the fact, it stands to reason, I love fish w/ tartar sauce, and a deep fried pickle is essentially the pickle from tartar sauce and the breading/coating from a piece of cod.

StcChief
04-30-2008, 12:54 PM
I'd be interested to try the Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick....and the Cool Dog.

I wanna watch her do the Cool Dog.

scott free
04-30-2008, 12:55 PM
The food is the #1 reason i go to the state fair, but yeah...some of the crap these people concoct is beyond gross.

Pitt Gorilla
04-30-2008, 12:57 PM
A lot of that has been around for a long time.
Alton Brown 'discovered' Kool-ickles in the MS delta on 'Feasting on Asphalt' but they've been making them for decades in the South.
Heck, I think Applebees of TGIFs has fried mac'n'cheese as an appetizer.

Actually, one that isn't on the list that I surprised myself by LOVING is deep fried pickles. But after the fact, it stands to reason, I love fish w/ tartar sauce, and a deep fried pickle is essentially the pickle from tartar sauce and the breading/coating from a piece of cod.Deep fried pickles have been a staple in the south for years.

ChiefsFanatic
04-30-2008, 12:58 PM
A lot of that has been around for a long time.
Alton Brown 'discovered' Kool-ickles in the MS delta on 'Feasting on Asphalt' but they've been making them for decades in the South.
Heck, I think Applebees of TGIFs has fried mac'n'cheese as an appetizer.

Actually, one that isn't on the list that I surprised myself by LOVING is deep fried pickles. But after the fact, it stands to reason, I love fish w/ tartar sauce, and a deep fried pickle is essentially the pickle from tartar sauce and the breading/coating from a piece of cod.

The Cheesecake Factory has some really delicious Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls. They are an appetizer, but I am often tempted to get two orders for my meal.

Baby Lee
04-30-2008, 01:01 PM
Deep fried pickles have been a staple in the south for years.

And strangely, the best I've had are at a Welsh pub [Llewellyns].

FAX
04-30-2008, 01:04 PM
Great thread.

I'm somewhat surprised that bologna on a stick didn't make the list, however. Giant chunks of breaded bologna deep fried and double dipped for your dining pleasure. I saw these at a fair once. They cost about 4 dollars apiece which was kind of shocking but not nearly as shocking as when a ghost dog attacks you during a camping trip.

FAX

Baby Lee
04-30-2008, 01:06 PM
Great thread.

I'm somewhat surprised that bologna on a stick didn't make the list, however. Giant chunks of breaded bologna deep fried and double dipped for your dining pleasure. I saw these at a fair once. They cost about 4 dollars apiece which was kind of shocking but not nearly as shocking as when a ghost dog attacks you during a camping trip.

FAX
:eek:
http://www.austinchronicle.com/binary/c663/SS.ghostdog.jpg

FAX
04-30-2008, 01:11 PM
Tent? Check.
Sleeping Bag? Check.
Food? Check.
Mystical Sword For Combatting Vile Ghost Dogs? Check.

FAX

Baby Lee
04-30-2008, 01:15 PM
Tent? Check.
Sleeping Bag? Check.
Food? Check.
Mystical Sword For Combatting Vile Ghost Dogs? Check.

FAX

Ohhh, yeah, . . . FAX . . . I hate to tell you, but you may have missed the reference*. Soooo, if you could get me those TPS reposts, that'd be great.

* that IS Ghost Dog

FAX
04-30-2008, 01:19 PM
Ghost dog is a big black guy with funny hair?

That's even more concerning. Those guys are everywhere.

FAX

beavis
04-30-2008, 01:24 PM
Tried these in Paris last month. I don't recommend them.

Baby Lee
04-30-2008, 01:26 PM
Ghost dog is a big black guy with funny hair?

That's even more concerning. Those guys are everywhere.

FAX

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165798/

Decent indie fare.

MIAdragon
04-30-2008, 01:26 PM
The Cheesecake Factory has some really delicious Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls. They are an appetizer, but I am often tempted to get two orders for my meal.

TGIF also has them.

eazyb81
04-30-2008, 01:27 PM
I'll just stick to corn dogs and funnel cakes, thank you very much.

seclark
04-30-2008, 01:27 PM
Tried these in Paris last month. I don't recommend them.

i'd just as soon see that before you ate it.
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Baby Lee
04-30-2008, 01:27 PM
Tried these in Paris last month. I don't recommend them.

cuisses de grenouille, avec haricorts verts?

beavis
04-30-2008, 01:29 PM
i'd just as soon see that before you ate it.
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Ha, it wasn't that bad. Tasted like really greasy chicken.

StcChief
04-30-2008, 01:30 PM
Deep fried pickles have been a staple in the south for years.they have them at Rookies in Wentzville, thanks I'll pass.

beavis
04-30-2008, 01:31 PM
cuisses de grenouille, avec haricorts verts?

Parle vu Engles?

That's the extent of my French. Obviously, they loved me there.

Demonpenz
04-30-2008, 01:34 PM
they need to deepfry a mcribb

buddha
04-30-2008, 01:36 PM
Have you noticed that almost all of these sick "treats" were started at the Texas State Fair? Is anybody surprised? :)

Infidel Goat
04-30-2008, 01:47 PM
I go the our local fair once a year--and I'll never regret eating fried oreos or a fried snicker bar.

Really, the one that I want to try is a fried Suzy-Q.

POND_OF_RED
04-30-2008, 03:27 PM
The only things on the list I wouldn't even try would be the kool-aid pickles and fried drinks. #4-#9 all look like they could be really good. The krispy kreme burger doesn't really look too appetizing but I do love Krispy Kreme and cheeseburgers so I would at least try it. The butter head isn't made to be eaten but I would buy one that looked like Carl Peterson just so everyday with my toast I could scrape away slowly and painfully at his existence.

QuikSsurfer
04-30-2008, 03:35 PM
And strangely, the best I've had are at a Welsh pub [Llewellyns].

Jerrys Fishhouse in Florence MS has the best, IMO
Since moving to KCMO from Mississippi last summer, I've come to miss LOTS of my souther favorites. Where the **** is sweet tea?!

http://www.jerryscatfishhouse.com/images/JCHheader3.gif

oaklandhater
04-30-2008, 03:37 PM
The only things on the list I wouldn't even try would be the kool-aid pickles and fried drinks. #4-#9 all look like they could be really good. The krispy kreme burger doesn't really look too appetizing but I do love Krispy Kreme and cheeseburgers so I would at least try it. The butter head isn't made to be eaten but I would buy one that looked like Carl Peterson just so everyday with my toast I could scrape away slowly and painfully at his existence.

you know you would throw his head in the Microwave has soon has he really pissed you off just to watch it melt it would look something like this.

Count Zarth
04-30-2008, 03:46 PM
Donkey tail sounds great.

FAX
04-30-2008, 03:46 PM
Have you noticed that almost all of these sick "treats" were started at the Texas State Fair? Is anybody surprised? :)

The Oakland City Fair features Deep Fried Horse Apples and Iced Droppings.

Very popular up there.

FAX

Chiefnj2
04-30-2008, 03:56 PM
They should deep fry those krispy creme burgers and throw some coke syrup on top of them.

Braincase
04-30-2008, 04:21 PM
I need an angioplasty after reading this article.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-30-2008, 06:27 PM
Nice elitist article. Glad he/she took the time to write it to warn me that this stuff isn't healthy. :rolleyes:

I thought the same thing. Wow!!! Who would've guessed that bacon cheeseburger with 2 donuts as a bun would be SO bad for you?

kstater
04-30-2008, 06:31 PM
TGIF also has them.

Sonic just came out with them down here.

Reerun_KC
04-30-2008, 06:33 PM
Fried cheese?

Frazod
04-30-2008, 06:54 PM
I need an angioplasty after reading this article.

LMAO No shit. I'm afraid that if I actually ate any of this crap I'd just explode.

Hydrae
04-30-2008, 07:07 PM
Bobby Flay was deep frying cheeseburgers the other night. Damn, that thing looked GOOD!