I grew up in Iowa, where the state fair is a huge deal. Every summer would end with a trip to the fair and a search for the best and most creative treats. When it comes down to it, you want a couple things in your fair food: fried and/or on-a-stick. Everything else is up to your imagination!
Sometimes you don’t want to wait to go to the fair or maybe you want to throw a fair themed party in your backyard. Here are a few recipes that we’d suggest to satiate your taste buds.
In my opinion, funnel cakes are some of the best fair food. They’re like a mash up between a donut and a puzzle that you have to eat with a fork. This little diddy is upgraded with bacon!
Can I get a Y-U-M?! Cheese curds are a Midwest staple and twice as fun to eat during state fair season.
1. On-a-stick. 2. Uses Crescents. 3. Make these already, will ya?
In the UK, the joke is that you can bring any candy to a chip shop and they will fry it for you. Now, that seems to go for state fairs too! I love a deep fried candy bar. It kinda tastes like the best donut you’ve ever had.
I mean, there is nothing about the name of this recipe that I don’t like. Plus, that bright green color is so eye-catching and fun!
When I was a kid, I used to get giant jars of pickles for Christmas every year. And it was usually my favorite gift.
Salty, savory and crispy/crunchy seems like a showstopper to me.
Look at how cute these are! Personally, I’m not a big fan of watermelon, which is an area of contention with everyone that I know and love. However, pop it on a stick and turn it into a daiquiri and I’ll give it a shot.
A corncob is pretty much a naturally occurring stick. Throwing a stick into the mix just for the joy of it is something only a state fair would dream up.
Sometimes you just want a little taste. This is especially the case when you’ve got a day of state fair eating ahead of you. These tasty taco pops are just the solution.