“My…heart…tell my family…I died happy…”
~Iowa and Minnesota State Fair Food Critic
Here at America Fun Fact of the Day, we take great pride in the American practice of taking a (usually unhealthy) food and dunking it in bubbling oil until it becomes a borderline public health risk. And as much as we love fried food, we also love its brother, random unhealthy shit we decided to make for a State Fair. Most fried food innovations come from our State Fairs, which follows the fairly American logic of “well if we’re going to try to force Americans to get outside and walk around, we should probably entice them with the ability to eat a deep fried version of something they’ve never eaten fried before.”
2015 has been no exception to this rule, with the Iowa and Minnesota state fairs coming out with lists of their brand new, never seen before unhealthy food items that we are so excited to try as an excuse to test out that new defibrillator we just bought. Oh, and we might as well let you know about some of the more ridiculous ones too.
The Best (Or Weirdest) New Fried Foods At the 2015 Iowa and Minnesota State Fairs
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Posted in Fried Foods
Tagged America, Bacon, Burger Dog, Fried Apple Pie, Fried Foods, fried nacho balls, fried ribs, Hamburger, Hot Dog, hot tail, Iowa, Iowa State Fair, Mac and Cheese, mac and cheese cupcake, Minnesota State Fair, Nachos, pies, pig tail, ribs, Sara's Tipsy Pies, State Fair, tipsy pies, Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb, Ultimate Bacon Explosion
We’re all familiar with the term “Ethnic food.” It’s an easy, catch-all phrase that we tend to interpret as “shouldn’t your drunk ass be reaching for something American like a hamburger instead?” Chinese Food, Mexican Food, other foods that tend not to be open as late or taste as delicious when drunk so we’re not even going to bother to list them, yes all of these are foods of foreign nations that America has begrudgingly accepted with open, inebriated arms.
Of course, the popularity of Ethnic Food would make us a little upset at the lack of Americans preferring to eat steaks with an American Flag tastefully branded into it during the cooking process if it weren’t for one surprising fact. Most of the best Ethnic Food isn’t Ethnic at all. It was invented right here, in the USA.
That’s right. If this list from Mental Floss is to be believed, any unhealthy food you can do, we can do better. So what else can we do but go through each American invented “ethnic” dish and discuss how American it was for us to hijack their cuisine and put our MSG loving paws on it.
AFFotD Reviews The Five Ethnic Foods That Were Invented In America
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Posted in America's Best Foods, The Rest of Them
Tagged America, Cashew Chicken, Ethnic Food, Fortune Cookie, Garlic Bread, General Tso's Chicken, meatballs, Nachos, Spaghetti, Spaghetti and Meatballs