Last summer the big hit at state fairs across the country was deep fried beer, but this year it seems like deep fried butter has taken its place as the completely ridiculous food to try. The Wisconsin State Fair started this past Thursday, and can you guess what my first stop was when I headed down there? Yep, the tent that was selling deep fried butter!
Deep fried butter (at least the stuff served at the fair here in Milwaukee) consists of an entire stick of butter which is cut into five pieces that are then wrapped in wontons, deep fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
If I can give you one tip if you ever try deep fried butter it’s that biting directly into the middle of one of the pieces is a huge mistake. I did that exact thing when I took my first bite and had the pleasure of warm butter squirting all over my entire arm.
Aside from covering myself in butter though I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I absolutely loved the deep fried butter. Seriously, there has to be something wrong with me. No one should actually enjoy this stuff right?
For as much as I liked it though, I kind of wish that I’d just split an order of it with someone instead of eating all five pieces myself. About 15 minutes after finishing it all I could feel was all the warm butter swishing around in my stomach, which isn’t the greatest feeling when you’re walking around at a crowded fair and it’s 80 degrees outside.
AJAugust 8, 2011 at 10:20 am (12 years ago)
makes my stomach curdle looking at it…
LunchboxAugust 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm (12 years ago)
Yeah, no way that isn’t gross.
AbbyAugust 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm (12 years ago)
Pshhhh. 80 degrees! That’s nothing. I had deep fried butter at the Texas State Fair in 2009 in 100 degree weather.
Good stuff. We had different flavors….did y’all?
NickAugust 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm (12 years ago)
Awwww, we didn’t get any different flavors! What were the flavors they offered? That sounds awesome.
AbbyAugust 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm (12 years ago)
Texas State Fair had original, grape, cherry and garlic. I tried the original and the cherry. Original tasted like, well, butter. The cherry was kind of like a really buttery sweet roll. Sort of. It’s kind of hard to describe.
They were both awesome!
Heather GAugust 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm (12 years ago)
zomg I can’t wait to eat dat.
@roxiebeaneAugust 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm (11 years ago)
Deep fried butter!
SOctober 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm (8 years ago)
Fried butter may cause longevity?
DennisDecember 31, 2018 at 3:32 pm (4 years ago)
Sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen.
JPJuly 16, 2021 at 9:26 pm (2 years ago)