State and County fairs are infamous for their eclectic food offerings. A week’s worth of food for a week at the Crawford County Fair.
What: Deep fried Snickers
Description: Poke a serving stick through a Snickers bar. Dip it in funnel cake batter. Deep fry the candy bar. Cover with a heavy coat of powered sugar so that the consumer looks like a winning Charlie Sheen.
It seems that deep frying anything is the name of the game at America’s State and Country fairs. The most bizarre deep fried subject? The winner goes to the Indiana State Fair, where you can get deep fried butter.
I figured to stick to a healthier route, and tried the Snickers, which I’d seen Paula Dean create on the Food Network. By the end of this fair, I would like to sample more of this deep fried list, that is if I can fit into my pants at the end of this food tour.
Testimonial: ”The Oreos are the most popular so far,” said server Tierra Brewer of Meadville, “but the Snickers are catching on.” This 18-year-old has just recently started working the booth, but she suggests the Oreos.
Cost: $5, but I got mine for $4.
Verdict: With all the hype about deep fried fair food, I was hoping this Fair Food would be a little more rewarding. It wasn’t. The funnel cake batter was soggy, and the center wasn’t all melted, like Paula Dean promised mine would be, if I made deep fried candy bars within the privacy of my own home kitchen. Maybe next time, I’ll follow Paula’s advice. Or maybe, I’ll just try the Oreos. Or the Reese’s. Ooh, Reese’s…
Have a favorite fair food? Let me know, so I can try it, too!