Deep Fried… WHAT?!

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If you enjoy your food – any food – coated in a mystery substance and deep fried in lard, make haste to the Iowa State Fair.

The United States seems enamoured by deep frying it’s culinary delights, but state fairs take this obsession to a whole new level.

Fancy some deep fried Oreos? Of course! Deep fried mac and cheese? You’re in luck.

Interestingly, as we strolled down the main concourse of the Iowa State Fair, we didn’t see too many people actually partaking of this peculiar fare. Perhaps the signage was just a shock and awe tactic, a reason to take second glance at the food stand and realise that they also sell more edible alternatives. Or maybe it was an excuse to not feel guilty about the chocolate coated ice cream waffle cone in your hand.

Whatever the reason, deep fried is the name of the game here:

 

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