Courtesy of Chef John of Chef du' Jour

Sautéed MealwormsArizona State Fair

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Billed
as low in fat and high in protein—really—mealworms are cooked in olive oil,
sautéed in garlic, and smothered in enough barbecue sauce to make you forget,
sort of, that these are worms you’re eating. Arizona fairgoers-who-dare call it
a delicacy, with a texture of fried onions and a taste similar to popcorn.
Served on a bun or candied apple.

Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: Fair
opens mid-October.

Strangest State Fair Food

Sautéed MealwormsArizona State Fair

Billed
as low in fat and high in protein—really—mealworms are cooked in olive oil,
sautéed in garlic, and smothered in enough barbecue sauce to make you forget,
sort of, that these are worms you’re eating. Arizona fairgoers-who-dare call it
a delicacy, with a texture of fried onions and a taste similar to popcorn.
Served on a bun or candied apple.

Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: Fair
opens mid-October.

Courtesy of Chef John of Chef du' Jour

Strangest State Fair Food

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