The Big E..... My report on food I tried
I went to the Big E on opening day. I started off with the areppas from the cuban/latin trailer. 2 corn meal pancakes with melted mozzarella cheese in the middle. They were very good. Next I had the smoked turkey leg from the Pork Palace trailer. This is the 1st time I ever tried a smoked turkey leg,it was ok. The skin was tough and the meat was a bit dry. I am not in a hurry to try it again. Next were the fresh made mini cinnamon sugar donuts. These were very good,I could have eaten them all day. Had the Big E Cream puff after that and it did me in. It was made with real fresh whipped cream and it was huge. I shared it with my friend and after that I could not even look at food for a few hours. We both thought that a bit of chocolate sauce drizzled on top would have been the ultimate. Later in the day we shared the fried cheese curds with ranch dressing. We both enjoyed them even though they were a bit greasy. On the way out leaving I stopped at the cuban/latin trailer and got to go rice and beans,roasted pork,plantains,boiled yucca and a potato ball. I was going to eat them for a late supper when I got home but I was too full so I had it for lunch on saturday. It was good if you like spanish food.
I ended up buying Darby's dip mix herb packages after sampling them. You just mix in mayo and sourcream for a quick dip.
I hope you all get a chance to go up and enjoy the fair.
Thanks for the report, Richie! Sounds like you didn't even make it to the State pavilions- personally I think that's where the best stuff is.
I'm not going to make it there this year, will have to make do with a visit to the Topsfield Fair. I'll post separately for recs on that fair.