Wednesday, October 29, 2008

*UPDATED* It's A Deep, Deep, Deep Fried World!

So, you thought I was kidding about the Deep Fried Snickers, huh?

Well, while I was visiting my sister Anna, she took me to the North Carolina State Fair which happened to be going on that weekend.

And y'all, that there South - IT'S A DEEP, DEEP, DEEP FRIED WORLD!

Lest you think I'm making all of this up, I took pictures. Because well - I just wasn't sure you'd believe me if you didn't see it for yourself.

SO, here is why the people down south are a bit chipper, albeit chubbier, than the rest of the country:


Deep Fried PB & J
(for the healthy tots we're trying to raise):





Deep Fried Mac & Cheese:





Deep Fried Cheeseburger:





Deep Fried Oreos:





Deep Fried Twinkies:




Deep Fried Pecan Pie
(and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade for the folk that want to feel all healthy-like while partaking of all things deep fried -there is, however, one cup of sugar in each glass):





AND, of course, Deep Fried Three Musketeers, SNICKERS, and Milky Way:




So, what actually is "deep fried"?

It means that they skewer the item to be deep fried with a stick, dip it in a pancake/funnel cake type batter, and fry her up. Kinda like a corn dog.

SO, did I really eat a Deep Fried Snickers?


YES INDEEDY!




*UPDATED* - Since you all are wondering, that Deep Fried Snickers was one of the BEST things I've ever eaten. I LOVE funnel cakes - stick a Snickers in the middle and you've got one happy, happy, happy, happy Sarah!

19 comments:

  1. How funny! My friend lives in NC and she told me once that you can't sit still for too long down there, they'll deep fry YOU if you're not careful. :) Hope you enjoyed that...how was it? I'm not sure any of those sound good. I think I will stick with just good ol' deep fried potatoes.

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  2. Oh wow! A lot of deep fried food! May be tasty, but I'd get a little scared about the fat calories and arteries clogging. I'd like to try that snickers, though!

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  3. OH my. Deep fried everything, huh?

    It looks good, Sar, but I'm skeptical.

    Dan and I went to a fair once where they deep fried potatoes for him and something different (Snickers?) for me. They both tasted similarly b/c they used the same gross grease.

    However, I would love to be proved wrong. I suspect that the good folks in the south know how to do it right. :)

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  4. SO... was it good? It really doesn't sound good at all to me. It almost sounds like too much of a good thing overload.
    Smiles!

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  5. You need to fess up about the Bojangles and Goodberry's, too! LOL!!!!!

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  6. This reminds me of an episode of Gilmore Girls called Deep Fried Thanksgiving...ever seen it? They deep fried EVERYTHING?!?!

    If I had been there, I totally would have gone for a deep fried snickers too. When in Rome, do as the Romans, right?

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  7. And how was it? I have to say it really doesn't sound very good to me!

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  8. mmmm...I'm hungry now!! we should try it sometime :) Thanksgiving's about a good a time as any, eh? lol

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  9. OK, the deep fried Snickers looks AWESOME!!!!

    Oh my gosh, I totally forgot about Goodberry's (see Anna's comment). *Big (deep fried) Sigh* Only 10 more days and I will be partaking of some of the South's goodies!!! Chick-Fil-A here I come!

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  10. Deep fried snickers are sooo good! They make them up here in wisconsin (its not just a southern thing) only they serve it with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream...yummy!

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  11. i had never heard of this deep fried trend until a trip to kansas a few years ago. i visited a food court in a small mall and they had deep fried candy bars. it intrigued us so much that we had to give it a try. we tried a milky way bar. it wasn't bad, just too rich for me to eat more than a couple of bites.

    deep frying all those foods is just a little bit crazy =)

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  12. wow... i think i gained 10 pounds just looking at the pictures :)

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  13. To quote Emily: Oh. My. Land.

    I love the smile on your face as you dig in! Looks like heaven on a stick.

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  14. THese aren't just in the south. They are everywhere at the Iowa state fair. And a restaurant down the street from me (that has since closed) used to have deep fried oreos. Yum!!

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  15. yum!!! I've had the deep fried oreos; they're delicious; I like anything oreo related.

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  16. My cholesterol level just jumped through the roof looking at that. Thanks. :-/

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  17. oh my goodness does that sound heavenly. i love me a snickers bar (just not too often) but then to have a deep fat fried one - wow!

    i love all the signs. they deep fat fry just about anything these days. i still like the old fashioned deep fat fried cheese curds dipped in ranch dressing (cause they aren't fattening enough) - yummy! they don't have fat fried cheese curds in these parts. just another reason to head home some summer for the fair.

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  18. Oh my goodness!!! This is just hilarious! Thanks for all the pictures...especially the one of you partaking in that chocolate goodness. mmm hmm...

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