Sunday, July 25, 2010
It’s Fair time and one truth that state and county fairs have taught us is this:
If you fry it, they will buy it.
How else do you explain the popularity of State Fair fried foods like deep fried Twinkies, fried Snickers, fried Oreos, fried Coke, fried pickles, fried Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Sandwiches and fried Cookie Dough?
And can you guess this year’s contender for top prize at the Texas State Fair? I bet you can’t.
Deep Fried Butter!
Which reminds me; a friend told me about something called the “Shame Stick”. It’s a stick of butter rolled in sugar with a Popsicle stick shoved in one end to give it a handle. You eat it and feel ashamed at how good it is.
So, in honor to all the creative culinary delights that deep fried chefs have concocted I offer a variation on fascinating fried food options. My son in law recently came back from a trip to Thailand where he found fried Scorpions. Really, fried scorpions. And here’s a photo he took.
Around the world, in every land it seems, this one truth holds firm; if you fry it, they will buy it.
Hey, if you are ever in the vicinity of Bangkok sometime, stop and try a couple of these sizzling arthropods and let me know what you think.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they tasted a little like chicken.
Now go explore.