deep fried bubblegum Come one, come all for funnel cakes, corn dogs, deep-fried Oreos, and giant grilled turkey legs! State fair season is upon us. Throngs of Americans are strolling fairgrounds all over the country and sampling pretty much anything that can be pinned down, battered, and fried. And while the classics call to most of us, there are those few, those proud, the wacky fair foodstuffs that are maybe better appreciated with the eyes than with the belly.
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Check out these six foods from state and county fairs. I hope you've already had lunch.
Pulled pork parfait
Pulled Pork Parfait
With mashed potatoes and beans, natch.
Pigs in the mud
Pigs in the Mud
A.K.A. chocolate-covered bacon... with a light dusting of snow?
Country fried bacon
Country Fried Bacon
Because it's not fattening enough on its own.
Deep fried salsa
Deep Fried Salsa
Why not save yourself the trouble of dipping and fry the chips to the outside of the salsa?
Sounds far weirder than it really is -- just a taco in a bag you can walk around with.
Deep fried taste of Autumn
Deep Fried Taste of Autumn
Batter fried leaves raked from the lawn? Nope. Pumpkin pie filling with ginger snaps.
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