This past weekend my brother and I took a trip to the Iowa State Fair to see one of our favorite bands and we couldn't help but draw a few comparisons between this fair and our own Minnesota State Fair which kicks off in just over one week.
Their are a number of staples for me when I go to the fair. I always look forward to the deep fried mashed potatoes from Mr. Potato and Sweetie. As well as the cinnamon almonds and cashews found in the International Bazar, Sweet Martha's cookies and of course there are the cheese curds.
No matter how full you may be, there is always room for those delicious curds of greasy cheesy curds. There are may ways to eat them, some prefer dipped in marinara, others ketchup, and the purists such as myself prefer them plain.
At the Iowa State Fair however, the option for garlic cheese curds exists.
Now, I am a fan of garlic on a lot of things such as fries etc. But don't mess with my cheese curds. In the interest of impartiality though I tried them before I judged too much. And although the garlic flavor was very subtle, it did NOT belong on a curd.
What are your thoughts? If these made an appearance at the Minnesota State Fair, would you try them?
The Minnesota State Fair starts Thursday August 22nd