What: Giant Corn Dog
Why: I started hanging around the corn dog stands at the Howard County fair when I saw two neighboring stands both boasting giant corn dogs. Which corn dogs were bigger? Which tasted better? Which had more mass appeal? These were the hard-hitting questions I needed answered.
Turns out, the two stands serve the same corn dogs because they’re owned by the same people. After watching a few people order the giant corn dogs for $8, I decided I needed to try one for myself.
What I thought: I’m not a fan of hot dogs, but I do like a good corn dog once in a while (at the fair every year), and this was a good corn dog. The giant corn dog is a little more than a foot long, and I was surprised at how heavy it was when I picked it up. Grab extra napkins; it’s hard to handle a corn dog that big.
About a quarter-inch of batter coated the two hot dogs stuck end-to-end on the skewer. The breading was a little crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and just greasy enough to make it taste really good. About half the giant corn dog would have been enough to fill me up, but where’s the fun in that? I polished off the whole thing and left satisfied with another successful fair food venture.