Carnie for a day, via Instagram

August 19, 2011 · 5 comments

I worked at an Elephant Ear concession at the Indiana State Fair this week. A story is in the works, but until then, a visual documentation, replete with gratuitous Instagram filters:

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Nowhere near my booth. But it's the ferris wheel.

 

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Like a beacon, it calls to me. Come, fry some dough.

 

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Blur filters utilized to protect my family.

 

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Dough.

 

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An ear in the making.

 

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Sorta like pizza. Only sweeter.

 

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Some ears are drizzled in butter, but powdered sugar icing is where it's at.

 

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And, of course. The cinnamon-sugar.

 

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More for the old than the young.

 

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A line of concessions, after dark, from the door of the trailer.

 

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Last one out hit the lights.

 

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Barbara | Creative Culinary August 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

That was fun Katy…probably as close as I’ll get to a fair of any type this summer. Or an elephant ear…of any type!

katy August 20, 2011 at 5:18 pm

glad I could take you there ; )

Jen August 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

While I can appreciate trade secrets, can you at least fill in me on whether the batter is vegan? I had a friend swear it was once, and I’d love me some ears!

katy August 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Not vegan, Jen. At least, not the ones at my concession. And I would venture that most concession recipes, if handmade, include milk powder (but no butter).

I saw a few homemade recipes online, they called for milk instead of the powder, you could just sub coconut milk?

Melissa August 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I am having a hard time picturing you as a “carnie.” :) That said I could sure go for one of those elephant ears right now.

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