Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

July 10, 2013

Fair fare

Porky's fried watermelon

By Jessie Hellmann Kokomo Tribune
Kokomo Tribune

---- — Tuesday’s fair fare: Slices of fried watermelon that cost $4.

So, I had to go back to Porky’s because they’re known for selling the weirdest food at the fair.

Anything you can think of that can be fried, they have. And if they don’t, I’m sure they’d be willing to fry whatever you give them. I decided to try the fried watermelon. You can tell this is probably something they make money off of, not because fried watermelon is anyone’s favorite fair food, but because of people like me who want to try it.

Imagine watermelon that has been sliced up and left to sit in the hot sun for five hours, then covered in a cinnamon-flavored crust. There you go. There’s just something so wrong about it and so intriguing at the same time.