Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tried the Infamous Deep-Fried Butter
It's been all over the newpapers and radio that the CNE is now selling deep-fried butter at one of their food stands. It laughs in the face of health-conscious Canadians and is held up as a symbol of supreme gluttony. Obviously I had to try it.
We waited in an unbelievably slow line-up (the little butter balls take about twice as long to cook as they do to eat) before we were presented four, slightly smaller than timbit-sized, batter balls drizzled very sparcely with different flavours of sweet sauce ($5). Biting into one, I discovered that it was hollow. I had wondered before hand what keeps the butter from melting. The answer: Nothing! The health-offensive butter had almost completely evaporated. I pronounce the deep-fried butter okay, but certainly not worth all the hoopla.
We also ordered a deep fried Mars bar ($5), which is made by putting the famed candybar on a stick, dipping it in batter, and then cooking it in hot oil (obviously). The result looks like a corn-dog but instead of a hotdog inside, there's ooey gooey melted chocolate! This one I would recommend.
Noone was brave enough to try the bacon dipped in chocolate, which just seemed wrong.
Of course we saw other stuff at the CNE, so here are some pics from the day which need no other explanation: