The sights and sounds of the Midway will soon welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to the North Carolina State Fair.
For some, the draw to the fair is the rides. Some come to see the animals showcased in the agricultural exhibits. Many will demonstrate their hand-eye coordination on a game. But, for a lot of people, the fair means an excuse to throw out any thoughts of a diet and indulge in a tasty fried treat!
Between working at the State Fair for WRAL and going with friends and family, each year I get several opportunities to try the delicious fried delights of the Midway! These are my five favorites!
I skipped getting one last year, but it’ll be tops on my list this year. The cake, the icing in the middle, and the deep-fried breading all mix together perfectly to taste like a super-sweet, extra moist birthday cake; and who doesn’t like birthday cake?
I have to admit I can’t eat the whole thing, and it’s a dessert that’s nearly impossible to share, so some of it goes to waste. But, it’s the most gooey, richest fair treat you can imagine. Be sure to get extra napkin, sit down and enjoy the melted chocolate and caramel goodness.
Macaroni and cheese is my favorite food. I love it – from fancy mac and cheese to the boxed kind you make at home, I can’t really say I’ve ever eaten mac and cheese I didn’t like. So, why not deep fry it? I got an order of fried mac and cheese last year with a side of marinara. The marinara tasted great with it.
Tell us what you think? What’s the must-eat deep-fried fair food?
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