10 State Fair Favorites

May 24, 2013

Flashing lights, bright colors, loud noises, sticky fingers: these are the hallmarks of state fairs and carnivals, the real signs that summer is coming. While there's nothing quite like a freshly fried Oreo from a red-pinstriped tent, here are 10 ways to recreate our favorite carnival foods at home. We can bet that they'll taste better -- and without a roller coaster chaser, they won't make you queasy!

Tipsy Maple Corn by thirschfeld 

tipsy maple corn

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Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Genius Recipes

fried chicken


Yum Dogs by vvvanessa

yum dogs


Roasted Slap Fries with Srirachannaise by viblanco



Baker's Sign Soft Pretzels by Nicholas

soft pretzels


State Fair Cream Puffs by hardlikearmour

State fair cream puffs


Bread and Buttermilk Fudge by HCR 

bread and buttermilk fudge


Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches by fiveandspice


Cherry Snow Cone by mrslarkin

Cherry Snow Cone


Simplest Caramel Apples by Food52

caramel apples

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Brette Warshaw

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Sam1148 May 24, 2013
They seem to be more fall things around here. With apples, canning, pies, and lots of pig.
But don't forget the Smoked Turkey Wings.
Don't forget the corn dogs!!!