Yesterday, Julie and I went with our friend Jill and her daughter Meredith, along with Jill’s mom Diane and her friend Marcia, to the Minnesota State Fair. My goal for the day (and our first time to the state fair) was to eat as much food-on-a-stick as possible, and I can now declare the day a rousing success.
The first stop was for breakfast, which was a “pancake-on-a-stick”. It was a sausage dipped in pancake batter and then fried. Tasty, especially with the syrup for dipping.
Next, we were walking by “Spamville”, and I just had to try “Spam curds”. These were cubes of spam, battered and deep fried, served with barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, or ketchup for dipping. Jill and Julie didn’t like these as much as I did
I had a little bite of Jill’s cashew nut roll and consumed a large Hawaiian shaved ice. Not as good as the one we had in Hawaii, and not necessarily on a stick, but tasty nonetheless.
While we were outside the nut roll stand, I spotted “buffalo-on-a-stick”, so I had to go get one of those. It was cubes of marinated buffalo meat, grilled with peppers and onions. Very good.
After this, we walked around a bit and then stopped at a “food barn” for lunch. Julie and I split “spaghetti and meatballs-on-a-stick”, and a “s’more-on-a-stick”. The spaghetti and meatballs was a meatball made with noodles as part of the meat mix, and then battered and deep-fried. The s’more was a graham cracker batter surrounding chocolate and marshmallows, and then deep-fried.
Dessert was a fried candy bar-on-a-stick. There was the option of Oreos, Reeses Peanut Butter cup, Twinkie, and Milky Ways, but I went with the “classic” Snickers choice.
One of the main goals for the day was to find chocolate-covered bacon. While not a food-on-a-stick, it was still an over-the-top treat that I had to try. We found it at Famous Dave’s, along with Peach-glazed pork cheeks-on-a-stick.
After the pork cheeks, we snacked on some mini donuts as the “mid-afternoon dessert”, Julie, Diane and Jill had roasted corn-on-the-cob and then on the way out I got dinner – an entire steak dinner-on-a-stick, including steak, potatoes, peppers, onions, and a roll. Overall, an awesome day of eating. Next year we will try deep-fried alligator, and deep-fried fruit-on-a-stick as well.