Things we ate at the Big E
But mostly, we went to eat.
First, the things we did not eat:
Look! Fresh (deep-fried) vegetables!
Because when I think martinis and sushi, I think state fair.
The "Craz-E Burger" appeared to be the culinary apogee of this year's Big E; there were regular PA announcements reminding people of its existence, and souvenir t-shirts (doubtless only available in sizes L, XL, XXL) proclaiming that the wearer had survived the experience of consuming one.
I admit that I was tempted; I could hear it calling me out ("C'mon, what's the matter? Afraid you can't do it?"). But sanity won out.
And now to the things we did eat.
Corn dog, with a satisfyingly sweet coating and a perfectly done dog:
Mac and cheese, made with Massachusetts's own Granville Cheddar (could have done with more sauce and less pasta, but the cheese was great):
Completely delicious deep-fried cheese curds, with a slight crunch to the batter and a gooey interior:
This made The Boy very happy.
Then we switched to the sweet stuff, beginning with 28 donuts.
Okay, they were only small. But they still filled a bag:
Next, the very necessary flan-like Finnish pancakes, served with blueberry sauce:
Followed by fresh Massachusetts raspberries (see, that's two items with fruit!):
A small helping of lovely creamy rice pudding, courtesy of Down Home Rice Pudding (they also do chocolate and tapioca):
And then — oh, and then — the best thing of all. The food item we'd neglected to try on our previous Big E visit, and subsequently thought about for the next two years.
The deep-fried Oreo.
How to describe? It was like an Oreo with the bass turned up. Soft, warm, sweet; like a hug topped with powdered sugar. Highly recommended.
And debating whether to buy some Oreos. And a deep-fat fryer.