Deep-Fried Minions!
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Carrie and I go to the Los Angeles County Fair nearly every year and this was no exception.

It is a tradition to visit the cows, chickens, horses (Budweiser Clydesdales), goats, sheep, and pigs (Carrie petted one that must have weighed 400 pounds).

And we always visit the crafts exhibits to see which quilts and stained glass won ribbons.

At the garden section, we compared our backyard to the Fair’s plantings and made notes about what we’ll do differently next year.

We wandered through some of the pavilions to see what was on sale and to listen to the hawkers hawking.  Didn’t succumb.

The real challenge for us was deciding what deep-fried Fair food to try.  The choices ran from traditional, through the traditional-for-the-Fair, to the strange.

Should we have deep-fried zucchini, deep-fried Snickers, deep-fried jalapeno, deep-fried frogs’ legs, deep-fried apples, deep-fried Kool-Aid, deep-fried Klondike Bar, deep-fried Krispy Kreme sandwich, or…?

We were walking along the midway amidst the carnival booths displaying all of their stuffed characters as prizes, discussing the relative merits of sweet vs. savory deep-fried treats when Carrie spotted hanging in a nearby booth, the Minions from “Despicable Me”.

“Twinkies!” she shouted.  “Let’s have deep-fried Twinkies!”  The choice was made.  We headed straight for Chicken Charlie’s and ordered deep-fried Twinkies with chocolate coating.

Minions, in case you are wondering, look a lot like Twinkies; Twinkies that walk and talk.   Click here to see Gru, the evil mastermind super villain and his Minions.

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