Food Network Says Indiana’s Favorite Fair Food Isn’t What You’d Think
Fair season is almost upon us. Will you be indulging in a delicious treat that the Food Network claims is Indiana's favorite fair food?
Fairs will be popping up all around the state of Indiana soon. That means that people are starting to get excited about all of the rides, games, concerts, tractor pulls, demolition derbies, and more events. As a kid, those were the things that I looked forward to the most about these fairs. However, the older I get, the thing that excites me the most is all of the delicious fair food.
When it comes to fair food, you really can't go wrong. Whether you play it safe with a burger and fries or you crave more unique types of food, fairs have it all. Granted, a lot of that is fried food. We're talking about deep-fried pickles, foot-long corn dogs, potato spirals, deep-fried Oreos, or especially here in Indiana, the fried tenderloin sandwich. Personally, all I want is a big ole' funnel cake covered in powdered sugar. My stomach is growling already!
Recently, the Food Network found each state's favorite fair food. Now, they didn't really give out their methodology for this, so I'm not sure how the Food Network came to their conclusions. However, when it comes to what they say is Indiana's favorite fair food, it might not be what you'd assume.
Naturally, one might think that it would be the classic Indiana staple, the fried tenderloin sandwich. You know what I am talking about. The one where the tenderloin is so massive that the bun doesn't even cover most of it. It's practically the state food of Indiana. However, that's not the fair food that Food Network chose.
According to the Food Network, Indiana's favorite fair food is the Roasted Corn on the Cob. Here's what they had to say:
Located in the heart of the Corn Belt, Indiana produces nearly one billion bushels of corn annually, so it’s not surprising that corn on the cob is a common sight at the Indiana State Fair. Saying these ears are farm-fresh is no exaggeration, since most of the sweet corn served — to the tune of 100,000 ears — comes from a local farm that picks and delivers to the fair daily. Many of the vendors roast the corn in its husk to keep the kernels tender, then shuck the ears and dip them in butter while they’re still hot; fairgoers can customize them with garlic salt, lemon pepper, hot sauce, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and more.
I don't know about you, but that's not what I typically think of when I think of Indiana fair food. That being said, it doesn't sound that bad. In fact, I think I am going to make it a point this year to enjoy some of that roasted Indiana sweet corn. The big question here is what should I get on it?
You can check out what the Food Network says is each state's favorite fair food by clicking here.