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2020-07-05 2:33:28 AM  
"Decadent dish" and "county fair' are mutually exclusive.

Cotton candy is awesome anywhere, though.
 
2020-07-05 2:46:05 AM  
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2020-07-05 4:04:04 AM  
Fight!

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2020-07-05 5:18:05 AM  
My go to at the state fair every year is the lobster fries. Fries, deep fried lobster, and spicy aioli drizzled on top. Served in a bucket. I can feel my heart slowing up as I think about it.
 
2020-07-05 7:16:09 AM  
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when i see prices for food and rides at the fair.
 
2020-07-05 7:19:08 AM  
Deep fried butter. That's it, just deep fried butter. State Fair of Texas, of course.
 
2020-07-05 7:23:42 AM  

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Elephant Ear.  Not even close.

/personally like mine just fried with cinnamon and sugar
 
2020-07-05 8:15:18 AM  
Maybe thirty years ago, when I was still thin... Some kind of oversized funnel cake.  All the grease, all the sugar, a bit overcooked, took a few bites and tossed it.
 
2020-07-05 8:34:24 AM  
I'd have to go with the "Chicken Parm Stick" I had one year at the Iowa State Fair; I believe in 2018. My first, and only time I will attend.

Here's a list of items from 2019; fried stick of butter and all.

https://www.iowastatefair.org/food/
 
2020-07-05 8:37:16 AM  
Huuuuge Elephant ear-like fried crepe in a cone shape dusted with powdered sugar wrapped up in a paper cone,  inside which was shoved vanilla ice cream, cubes of chocolate brownies, vanilla cake, more ice cream, crushed nuts, hot fudge, and  caramel syrup, crushed Heath bars and whipped cream. Then you had to bite into it to eat it. After a while it's a game of meaning over forward to eat. They did give you a spork which was absolutely needed to empty it out 1/3 of the messy way.

This was like 20 years ago but that kind of thing is hard to forget.
 
2020-07-05 8:41:02 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Huuuuge Elephant ear-like fried crepe in a cone shape dusted with powdered sugar wrapped up in a paper cone,  inside which was shoved vanilla ice cream, cubes of chocolate brownies, vanilla cake, more ice cream, crushed nuts, hot fudge, and  caramel syrup, crushed Heath bars and whipped cream. Then you had to bite into it to eat it. After a while it's a game of meaning over forward to eat. They did give you a spork which was absolutely needed to empty it out 1/3 of the messy way.

This was like 20 years ago but that kind of thing is hard to forget.


That actually sounds pretty good. Albeit in a much smaller portion. Did you finish it all?
 
2020-07-05 8:41:07 AM  
At the Maryland State Fair a couple of years ago I had a bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two Krispy Kreme donuts. I couldn't manage more than a few bites. Mrs. HB, however, devoured hers like a champ. I was shamed AND proud. Interesting sensation.
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2020-07-05 8:51:58 AM  

blodyholy: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Huuuuge Elephant ear-like fried crepe in a cone shape dusted with powdered sugar wrapped up in a paper cone,  inside which was shoved vanilla ice cream, cubes of chocolate brownies, vanilla cake, more ice cream, crushed nuts, hot fudge, and  caramel syrup, crushed Heath bars and whipped cream. Then you had to bite into it to eat it. After a while it's a game of meaning over forward to eat. They did give you a spork which was absolutely needed to empty it out 1/3 of the messy way.

This was like 20 years ago but that kind of thing is hard to forget.

That actually sounds pretty good. Albeit in a much smaller portion. Did you finish it all?


Allllmost..but I was sharing with my boyfriend.  By the time we got towards the bottom it was just mostly dough remnants.
 
2020-07-05 8:55:49 AM  
Deep fried Samoas. Battered, fried, and drizzled with chocolate, caramel sauce, and dusted with coconut and powdered sugar.

They were awesome.
 
2020-07-05 8:56:30 AM  
Deep fried dough dusted with powdered sugar. And a coke.

Although at the Texas State Fair we went to around 10 years ago, we saw Deep Fried Beer for sale. Apparently, and this completely 2nd hand, they soak a pretzel in beer, chill it down/freeze it to give it shape, and then very quickly deep fry it to give it some "flavor".
 
2020-07-05 9:05:25 AM  
A grilled cheese sandwich that was dipped in corn dog batter and deep-fried.

It was delicious, as was the perfect dill pickle spear that came with it.
 
2020-07-05 9:19:32 AM  
Decadent is being served steak in a four star Indian hotel, while watching a child across the street play in a muddy field of water buffalo sh*t.
 
2020-07-05 9:22:55 AM  
A friend of mine went to the Texas State fair and had a "doritos crusted bacon wrapped deep fried mozzarella stick"

Personally the first thing that comes to mind is a sandwich I ordered called "the gutbuster". It was a bacon cheeseburger with a half smoke on it. Rather good as I recall.
 
2020-07-05 9:39:58 AM  

Thosw: Deep fried Samoas. Battered, fried, and drizzled with chocolate, caramel sauce, and dusted with coconut and powdered sugar.

They were awesome.


A little traveling carnival stopped down the street last year. They had deep fried Thin Mints, 3 for $8. I could only finish 2.
 
2020-07-05 10:07:10 AM  
Hubris Boy: At the Maryland State Fair a couple of years ago I had a bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two Krispy Kreme donuts. I couldn't manage more than a few bites. Mrs. HB, however, devoured hers like a champ. I was shamed AND proud. Interesting sensation.
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My sister(five foot nothing) ate the whole thing!  Years later, my (six foot six) husband still recalls this with awe.
 
2020-07-05 10:22:41 AM  
A bottle of water.
 
2020-07-05 10:30:09 AM  

foo monkey: Decadent is being served steak in a four star Indian hotel, while watching a child across the street play in a muddy field of water buffalo sh*t.


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2020-07-05 10:33:23 AM  
Elephant ears are great and all, but nothing makes you feel like the king of the county fair like a turkey leg and spicy grilled corn on the cob.
 
2020-07-05 10:35:33 AM  
I don't think my county has had a fair in decades, and all of New England shares a state fair (in West Springfield, which makes it a hard pass due to distance and the common clay of the Lower Pioneer Valley). That being said, festival food around here has one king, and that is malasadas, or Portuguese fried dough. The good ones are bigger than the paper plate they come on.
 
2020-07-05 10:38:55 AM  
Not a fair, but Mac and cheese balls from the Melt in Cedar Point are my favorite fried gut bomb.
 
2020-07-05 10:44:54 AM  
County fair? Probably poutine...
 
2020-07-05 10:44:56 AM  
On a side note, fried Oreos made me want to puke.
 
2020-07-05 10:54:40 AM  
I like really good candy apple. Not one of those mealy apples with chewy sugar falling off. I mean a proper crisp Granny Smith apple with a hard cinnamon candy shell. The tart apple with the crunch of the cinnamon candy is amazing. Unfortunately, finding a good one at a fair is pretty rare these days.

A few years back I was at a conference in New Orleans and discovered there was a store that sold these near my hotel. For me, decadence was coming back to the room at the end of the day with a candy apple, and eating it at the desk in my room, making their washcloths red from my messy hands.

Last year I bought a candy thermometer, cinnamon oil, and food dyes to make my own at home. Absolutely worth it.
 
2020-07-05 10:57:30 AM  
I was at this fair in the middle o' nowhere Michigan, and as I was walking past all the vendors with elephant ears, cotton candy, lemonade, etc, I smelled something wonderful. I turned around to see a woman with brightly colored clothes and dreadlocks as long as my arm.

It was the first time I tasted Jambalaya.  It was one of the very best meals that I ever had at a fair.  The flavors were amazing.  I went back for seconds and got some to take home.

The cool thing was that she had multiple varieties.  Chicken, beef and shrimp.  As I am allergic to shellfish, I was grateful.  It was hands down one of the top ten best things I have ever tasted.

And the best/funniest things was that her name was Sharona.  All day long I had that song stuck in my head.
 
2020-07-05 11:00:02 AM  
Deep fried butter on a stick.  It was battered on the outside and the butter had cinamon sugar in it.  It was gloriously decadent.

Deep fried oreos are just puddles of hot sweet in your mouth.  Not a fan.

Deep fried cheese ona stick is also delightful.  Imagine a corndog, but instead of the dog a big hunk of cheese.
 
2020-07-05 11:03:44 AM  
The most decadent thing I have had is a cream puff. Pure perfection and totally decadent.
 
2020-07-05 11:11:51 AM  
From an actual trailer/food stand: the cheese curds from "the white camper" (it has no name, it's just an old white camper converted to a mobile cheese curd selling stand) at the Dairyland Super National Truck Pull. Big 1" square cheese curds, hand dipped in batter and fried in a combo of oil and lard. They are the platonic ideal of what fried cheese should be, and after about half the order, it feels like some one put a blood pressure cuff directly around your heart.
 
2020-07-05 11:18:37 AM  
Most decadent thing ever: the Horse collar, from the consession stand at Lambeau Field. An entire 22" polish sausage ring, fried, put into a giant bun, and topped with beer cheese sauce and deep fried sauerkraut. Thing is it wasn't just a novelty; it was a quality sausage, and the beer cheese sauce was really good. Unfortunately they retired it after only a couple years.
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2020-07-05 11:26:00 AM  
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boeuf et frites in Montreal
 
2020-07-05 11:39:14 AM  
I had a deep fried Snickers at the MD Ren Fest; that was pretty good.

There's a vendor at some events here that makes fresh, deep fried donut holes that I can smell from a mile away and I WILL FIND YOU.

But the best ever is the milkshakes at the Hershey's shop at the Frederick Co. Fair.  Three scoops of rich ice cream blended until smooth.  I know I would have another because I have two every time I go.  As in, each day of the fair during the week.
 
2020-07-05 11:54:57 AM  
Just watching that video made my teeth hurt.
 
2020-07-05 12:18:55 PM  

foo monkey: Decadent is being served steak in a four star Indian hotel, while watching a child across the street play in a muddy field of water buffalo sh*t.


But how was the steak?
 
2020-07-05 12:30:09 PM  
I enjoyed the Hot Beef Sundae at the Illinois State Fair

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2020-07-05 12:32:10 PM  

Big 900: Most decadent thing ever: the Horse collar, from the consession stand at Lambeau Field. An entire 22" polish sausage ring, fried, put into a giant bun, and topped with beer cheese sauce and deep fried sauerkraut. Thing is it wasn't just a novelty; it was a quality sausage, and the beer cheese sauce was really good. Unfortunately they retired it after only a couple years.
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I... Damn. I want that, like right now.

/Was planning on making kielbasa for dinner tonight. Original plans may have changed... Slightly.
 
2020-07-05 12:47:40 PM  

edmo: I enjoyed the Hot Beef Sundae at the Illinois State Fair

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A pulled pork Parfait. That actually looks pretty good.
 
2020-07-05 1:08:07 PM  
Our fall fair already got covid-cancelled. No suicide-snackage for moi.
 
2020-07-05 1:15:54 PM  

edmo: I enjoyed the Hot Beef Sundae at the Illinois State Fair

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2020-07-05 1:41:20 PM  
I don't think I've ever been to a county fair.

The way things are going I don't think I ever want to go to a county fair.
 
2020-07-05 1:48:18 PM  
That an easy question, though it was a state fair.
A bacon wrapped deep fried (In bacon grease) grilled cheese sandwich.

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2020-07-05 2:00:40 PM  
They had these things called "funnel cakes", which appeared to be deep fried pancake batter covered in powdered sugar, and "corn dogs", which I am not sure what the hell that was.
 
2020-07-05 2:01:54 PM  

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That looks right up my alley.
 
2020-07-05 2:02:01 PM  

RadicalMiddle: That an easy question, though it was a state fair.
A bacon wrapped deep fried (In bacon grease) grilled cheese sandwich.

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I want this.
 
2020-07-05 2:03:19 PM  

foo monkey: Decadent is being served steak in a four star Indian hotel, while watching a child across the street play in a muddy field of water buffalo sh*t.


Wait a second.

What kind of Indian establishment would serve steak?
 
2020-07-05 2:11:21 PM  
Deep Fried Thanksgiving at the Texas State Fair

I think they are Turkey and Dressing balls fried and served with a side of cranberry sauce and a side of gravy for dipping. Along with a Funnel Cake Ale, it's my annual state fair opening dish.

I also fell in love with Deep Fried Deviled Eggs and now make them for holidays at home
 
2020-07-05 2:17:01 PM  

Big 900: From an actual trailer/food stand: the cheese curds from "the white camper" (it has no name, it's just an old white camper converted to a mobile cheese curd selling stand) at the Dairyland Super National Truck Pull. Big 1" square cheese curds, hand dipped in batter and fried in a combo of oil and lard. They are the platonic ideal of what fried cheese should be, and after about half the order, it feels like some one put a blood pressure cuff directly around your heart.


Mmmmm... fried cheese curds... *drools*

I haven't had any in a while with WI bars and restaurants closed or doing takeout only.

/now I want cheese curds
 
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