|pig race. they race around to reach the oreo at the end. very cute.|
Yes, yes, that's all very cute and we're making memories, etc., etc.
In REALITY, we all know why we really go to the State Fair and Rodeo...for the food...
|Deep Fried anything|
|"Italian food" on a stick|
There is an entire category of food that is "Fairground Food" (the first two photos) and a sub-culture within that which includes all kinds of foods on sticks. One hand for your beer. One hand for your food. No utensils needed, and if you're super careful, you won't even need a napkin.
Oh, how glorious was the day man invented food on sticks.
One such beloved food on a stick is called a 'corn dog'. This is a hot dog weiner, beef, pork, unidentifiable meat in tube form on a stick, dipped in a special cornmeal batter. It usually looks like this...
|Picture taken from Sonic, the king of fast food corn dogs.|
We would go to Sonic occasionally as kids. And I would always order one of two things. Hamburger - meat and bun only (no veggies or condiments - I know you Poles are just cringing at this ;)) OR a corn dog - plain. Heaven.
Poland doesn't have Sonic or Texas State Fairs. So when the corn dog can't come to us... we create it ourselves...
This is what happens when you let your children take the pictures to "document corn dog making." Little goobers. I used Popsicle sticks ( I have tons now, thank you very much!) stuck into some short and fat parowki and followed this recipe for the batter.
They. were. amazing.
I am only allowed to make these once a year says Martin, because they are the definition of heart attack inducing deliciousness. But goodness, it's worth it.