Deep-fried ice cream
Baskin Robbins’ deep-fried ice cream has been selected as the Indiana State Fair’s Signature Food for 2011. Baskin Robbins vendors Bob and Ivy Walsh of Muncie submitted the winning entry and will offer it to fairgoers for $5 from their prize-winning spot on Main Street directly across from the Pepsi Coliseum. The dish is a sizable portion of vanilla ice cream covered in soybean meal that’s deep-fried in soybean oil and served in a waffle bowl that has also been deep-fried in soy oil. It is then topped with chocolate, caramel and whipped cream.
But wait, there’s more! Here are the four runner-ups…
Pepper Jack Sandwich on Sour Dough
Perfectly toasted sough dough bread with spicy pepper jack cheese from soy-feed dairy cows. ($3)
Honey Sweet Chili Garlic Soy-marinated Beef on a Stick
Bacon Flavored & Fabulous Pork Burger
This pork patty (from soy-fed pigs) is topped with Indiana-made barbecue sauce from Shoup’s Country Foods in Frankfort. ($5)
Deep-fried Tofu with Dip
Three generous cubes of tofu, rolled in a crisp coating, deep-fried in soy oil and served on a stick with a spicy dipping sauce. ($3)
2011 Indiana State Fair Android & iPhone App
Locations for these concessionaires, and others, can be found by iPhone and Android operating system smartphone users on the free Indiana State Fair application.
This year’s State Fair runs Aug. 5 – 21.