Friday, July 04, 2008

Fair Food

As is our 4th of July tradition, we headed to the Pennsylvania German Festival in Kutztown today. We looked at the quilts (and bought! I'll show you that tomorrow) and checked out the crafts and the artisan demonstrations. Mostly we grazed. It's going to look like we ate a lot...but we shared...okay, we ate a lot. But what are these holidays good for if not for eating?

The dude wanted to start with ox roast. This ox was put on the spit last night. They take about 20 hours to cook. This was the fifth ox of the festival. We ate its predecessors. They were good.

I turned this photo around. Promise. I don't know why it's uploading like this. This was billed as a corn fritter but it was a corn pancake. And pretty yummy.



Homemade chips. We sprayed them with vinegar and sprinkled salt on. These were awesome.


Pickle on a stick. The dude's was spicy and mine was half sour. Everything tastes better on a stick. (I was tempted by the frozen cheesecake on a stick, but the dude pooh-poohed the idea.)



After we bought our quilt we brought it to the car so it wouldn't get wet. On the stroll back through the food area, the dude saw pie and coffee and had to have it. That's blueberry. I had a bite, but it turns out I still don't like fruit pies. He thought it was a good solid pie.


I only had two bites of the ox sandwich, so I was still hungry. I had the sweet potato fries and the hickory smoked sausage with onions and peppers. The dude who'd just had pie and coffee claimed to be full but the power of sausage was too great. And those peppers and onions were awesome.


To make up for the lack of vegetables (that weren't fried) we had a veggie dinner of kohlrabi and salad. The salad included spicy greens mix. They taste like mustard and horseradish. If I liked roast beef, I'd totally put those greens on a roast beef sandwich. But they're good in salad too. More on kohlrabi in the days to come.

Hope your 4th of July was as tasty as ours!

12 comments:

Brave Astronaut said...

MAN! Now I have all this drool on the keyboard. Somebody give me a wipe.

What no fried twinkies?

You disappoint me.

Kathryn said...

Listening to a song called, "Iguanas, They're Not Just For Breakfast Anymore". Your meal(s) sound better. Can't wait to see the quilt.

Glenna said...

Oh, my--your post made my already bad indigestion worse. Although your food pics were far more exotic than what I ate--I just ate too much. Ugh. So here I sit--urp--tasting the green peppers in my macaroni salad and kind of wishing I had an ox sandwich but being really sorry I had those brownies.

Aussie Stitcher said...

MMMMMM, they look delicious. Sounds like you had a great day.

Barbara said...

That certainly was a very tasty Fourth! Pickles on sticks ... mmm, sounds very tempting. The fried sweet potatoes and sausage sandwich got me, though. I love fair food.

Adrienne said...

Sweet Potato Fries! Yum.

monique said...

Oh! Chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick is the best!

Jennifer said...

Well I'm going to have to close this window as DH had been talking about going to the festival but I couldn't get up the motivation to do so. Maybe next year....

Speaking of food on a stick, have you done the Ren Faire at Mt. Hope? Steak on a Stake is wonderful stuff. As is the turkey leg. Really, we just go to eat.

staci said...

Now I'm STARVING!!!

xsquared said...

This is making me VERY hungry! All fair food should come on a stick.

Miriam said...

Is there a better reason to go to a fair than to eat? I think not.

Jenna said...

Wow, the Dude let you post a photo? I'm amazed. ;) Sounds like you two had a great time at the fair. Did they have true German potato salad? I missed getting any while we were in Germany, so I'll have to wait until the next time I see my German grandmother. :)