Sunday, August 06, 2006

A Fine Eating Establishment!

Now wouldn't you like to have a meal at this vendor at the Fair?

12 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying your state fair pictures -- being from Michigan, where I lived a half-mile from the State Fair Grounds, I adore them! (I'm rather fond of moose too - I spent a summer as a park ranger on Isle Royale, where I encountered many!)

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  2. I have never even heard of battered potatos! Have you tried them?

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  3. I'd like to eat there. I mean, if I did, I'd be only a few minutes away from you! :)

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  4. Shelly, I have NO idea what they might be like. I'll check it out after the fair begins. I'm assuming that they might 1) have an outside coating of some kind of batter, or 2) they might be whipped to death.

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  5. Being Aussie, I have to say that I have NEVER heard of a "Battered Potato".... unless they mean potato cakes?... hmmmmm curious

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  6. Yea, Cath, I was hoping that an Aussie would see this and enlighten us. I intend to try it after the Fair opens and let y'all know!

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  7. Kate, Aussies would not whip their potatoes, they might mash them, though ;-).
    -Kim

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  8. I wonder how Australian battered potatoes differ from those from elswhere???

    A potato cake (southern dtates) or potato scallop is bought at a fish and chip shop. It is a thin slice of potato dipped ina light batter and deep fried. Perfect heart attack food. Tried to find a picture on the web, but couldn't - looks like a job for a Daily Photo blogger!!! Stay tuned....

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  9. mmmm....batter. :)

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  10. Bizarre... aussie cuisine is so varied... perhaps the fair is just trying to give something an aussie feel,but seriously we don't have them here in Melbourne!

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  11. Anonymous12:37 AM

    I am an Australian and I have been lucky enough to visit the Sandiego state fair where they sell the famous Australian battered potato!
    It is pretty much your regular potato scallop that you buy from a fish and chip shop here however it is sliced, battered and fried fresh on the spot unlike our pre cooked frozen ones. The reason for the change in name is to not get it confused with the seafood scallop. The owner has not tried to create a new recipe, rather has changed the name for convenience. They taste great with the ranch dressing and nacho cheese sauce provided.

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  12. Michelle12:30 AM

    wow you melbournites. I am from Sydney. They are talking about potato scallops from the fish and chip shop and they are yummy. The lady who owns and runs it is from Sydney. I went to school with her lol.Try it with salt and vinegar not nasty cheese sauce or ranch.

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