Fire up the fryer! Break out the bacon! Sharpen those little stick thingies! State fair season is upon us, bringing with it our great annual outpouring of culinary madness: fair food. If a thing can be fried, it’ll be fried. If it can’t (Kool-aid, anyone?) it’ll be fried anyway. If it’s unimaginable, it’ll be imagined. As Goya would have said, “The sleep of reason brings forth deep-fried doughnut burgers with jalapeno bacon jam.”
Do you feel like you’ve got your brain wrapped around fair food? Like you understand the line between the undiscovered indulgence and the unholy. Allow us to test your perspicacity and gustatory fortitude, below. Winner gets a blue ribbon.