I tried the chocolate-covered marshmallow-on-a-stick at the MN State Fair this year, and it was a tasty bargain at 50 cents. If I had my own food booth, I’d kick the sugary weirdness up a notch and offer chocolate covered marshmallow Peeps-on-a-stick. Mmmmmm.
We have some friends that own a seafood market, at our county fair last year they offered fresh off the smoker mullet. They’ve opted not to particpate this year beacuse they have young children that spent more money at the fair then they made, almost. My boyfriend is taking the gig this year, doing the same mullet and also offering fresh steamed shrimp with corn and new potatoes. They wil be done on the mild side with an offering of extra premade seafood spice that the customer can add theirselves if desired. I can’t wait!
I would have a saj booth. A saj looks like a great big upside down wok. I would have a grill for marinated chicken and lamb. You take a piece of thinly rolled pita type dough and slap it on the hot saj . It cooks very quickly. Then you top the saj bread with your choice of grilled meat, lettuce, tomato, onions and herbs, then roll it up. (It’s the Middle Eastern version of a wrap, I suppose.) I’d have bottles of different sauces to choose from. It’s very fast and quite easy to eat while walking to the next food booth.
I had mentioned this once before I believe. But I always wanted to do a meat ball stand "Tony’s Spicey Balls" or "Tony’s Blazing balls" some such nonsense. Serving bite sized meatballs in a shell of some sort, a fry bread would nice I think. Different sauces from a super hot bbq to a swedish style would be available.
MMM, that hot n spicy cherry dip sounds great Roossy! I guess the recipe is a secret?
Xannie, I like your idea! And hey, folks could vote on their favorite.
I had this weird idea recently for a chili cook off at the State fair of Texas but…. it’s a canned chili cook off/ taste test. Try 20 canned chilis and vote on your favorite. If you are not full after tasting the 20, it’s all you can eat of the ones you liked best. Charge $5 or? I bet you could get the manufacturers to donate or sell cheep.
Hmm, it could be a dual booth, Xannie’s fair food and the chili. This would work at state fairs everywhere.
Roosy – what a simple recipe. I will definitely try this one. Thanks so much[:)]
I entered a hot ‘n spicy food contest while living in Upstate NY.
I took honorable mention for a hot (jalapeno) cherry topping/sauce/dip.
I displayed mini cheesecakes with the cherry topping, and then had pork and breast of chicken chunks (breaded and fried) on a small skewer so you could dip them into the same sauce.
(sauce was served warm from a crockpot)
It was so good..
For a food booth, I would do the pork and chicken on a stick with a side of my hot cherry sauce.
Actually, the fruit flavors could be endless.
I bet it would be a hit.
(If anyone is interested–here are the basic ingredients)
Canned cherry pie filling
Finely minced jalapeno peppers
i’d want to have a tasting booth..
sell small portions of fair food
for those who want to indulge
just a little without feeling too
Went to the Minnesota State Fair the other day. Had a great time!
I’m always fascinated by all the different food booths and the interesting(and sometimes strange) offerings they have. If you had a booth at a fair, what items would you feature,whether it be a food you’re really good at making, or something wild you’ve always wanted to try?
Your own food booth
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