Yes, you can finally enjoy some deep-fried butter at this year’s State Fair
The Wisconsin State Fair is less than two months away, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to discover what new, increasingly unlikely deep-fried gunk we’ll be stuffing down our pie holes. Yes, much like Pamplona’s annual running of the bulls or your annual cholesterol workup, the first State Fair deep-fried announcement is a time-honored tradition that keeps getting better—and more hazardous to your health—year after year. And this year’s opening salvo is a doozy: deep-fried butter.
Early yesterday morning, chef Aaron Fidder of Pewaukee’s Machine Shed (not to be confused with Milwaukee’s Tool Shed) stopped by the set of The Morning Blend to shoot the shit and cook a chicken with hosts Tiffany Ogle and Molly Fay. About five minutes into his segment (you can watch the video here), Fidder dropped the deep-fried butter bombshell, sending Ogle and Fay into a shared spasm of shock, horror, and impish delight. Seriously, we haven’t seen these two this worked up since they discussed the pros and cons of male chest hair. (FYI, fellas, it’s back in!)
So there it is: deep-fried butter. The gauntlet has been thrown, Wisconsin. Let’s see what other heart-attack-horrors you can cook up before August. (Deep-fried ketchup? Deep-fried salad dressing?) We’ll gobble them up, of course, when we’re not busy catching the pig races, renewing our hunting and fishing licenses, or standing in line for MC Hammer and The Oak Ridge Boys.