Special Report

The Strangest Fair Foods Ever

Source: Courtesy of Mikey N. via Yelp

Deep-fried pecan pie on a stick
> Orange County Fair (California)

Take a slice of this classic holiday dessert, batter it, put it on a stick, then dip it in hot oil, and this is what you’ve got. A dusting of powdered sugar is added, just to make sure it’s sweet enough.

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Dilly Dilly (pickle-stuffed) corn dog
> Miami-Dade County Youth Fair

Some people like pickles and/or pickle relish on their hot dogs. This creation puts the pickle inside the hot dog instead. A wiener is hollowed out, a dill pickle is inserted, then the dog is dipped in batter and fried to a golden-brown. As with all corn dogs, of course, it’s served on a stick.

Source: Minnesota State Fair

Fried tacos on a stick
> Minnesota State Fair

What would you do with two tortillas closed tightly and sealed around one of two different fillings — green chorizo with potatoes or black beans with corn — then fried, topped with crumbled white cheese, and drizzled with guacamole? If you’re at a fair, you put ’em on a stick, of course.