Well the big debate is over. Anyone up for a little late night noshing? The folks at the Iowa State Fair have just the right, though hardly ‘lite’, treat for you…a Deep-Fried Stick of Butter. Remember Sarah Palin saying, “I’m excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried Twinkies, etc.” If it’s good enough for Sarah, then I just might give it a try as well.
(Eater National)…Oh, good, it’s state fair fried food season. A new contender for the craziest fried thing: the Iowa State Fair’s fried butter on a stick. Fried butter itself is nothing new — it debuted at the State Fair of Texas in 2009, and Paula Deen has her infamous fried butter balls. But this is a whole stick of butter on a stick dipped in a cinnamon honey batter and deep-fried. And then coated in a sugary glaze. It costs four dollars.
The fried butter on a stick was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Iowa State Fair’s life size butter cow sculpture. Alas, “Butter Cow Lady” Norma Lyon, who sculpted the cow every year for over 60 years, died last month. Hopefully she would have considered this a fitting tribute.
Here’s video of out of KCCI in Des Moines, on the story: