INDIANAPOLIS - Baskin Robbins' deep-fried ice cream has been selected as the Indiana State Fair's Signature Food for 2011. The dish was selected among five finalists by voters of the Indianapolis Star contest that is now in its sixth year.
Baskin Robbins vendors Bob and Ivy Walsh of Muncie submitted the winning entry and will offer it to fairgoers for $5 from their prize-winning spot on Main Street directly across from the Pepsi Coliseum. The dish is a sizable portion of vanilla ice cream covered in soybean meal that's deep-fried in soybean oil and served in a waffle bowl that has also been deep-fried in soy oil. It is then topped with chocolate, caramel and whipped cream.
In honor of the fair's "Year of Soybeans," all the entries had to incorporate soybeans, soybean products or soy-fed livestock into the recipe. Here is a brief description of the other four finalists in the contest, all of which will be available during the fair:
- Pepper Jack Sandwich on Sour Dough (American Dairy Association) - Perfectly toasted sough dough bread with spicy pepper jack cheese from soy-feed dairy cows. ($3)
- Honey Sweet Chili Garlic Soy-marinated Beef on a Stick (Barto's Catering and Concessions) - Chunks of top sirloin from soy-fed Indiana cattle are spiced up with a sweet chili-garlic marinade and served on a stick with a sesame-ginger soy sauce for dipping. ($2)
- Bacon Flavored & Fabulous Pork Burger (Indiana Pork Producers) - This pork patty (from soy-fed pigs) is topped with Indiana-made barbecue sauce from Shoup's Country Foods in Frankfort. ($5)
- Deep-fried Tofu with Dip (Urick Concession) - Three generous cubes of tofu, rolled in a crisp coating, deep-fried in soy oil and served on a stick with a spicy dipping sauce. ($3)
Locations for these concessionaires, and others, can be found by iPhone and Android operating system smartphone users on the free Indiana State Fair application. This year's State Fair runs Aug. 5 - 21.
About Indiana State Fair
The Indiana State Fair is the state's largest multi-day event attracting more than 900,000 people annually. Nationally recognized for offering the best in entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premiere facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair is an annual tradition for generations of Hoosiers. Admission is $7 in advance, $8 at the gate - kids 5 and younger are free. For more information, please visit http://www.indianastatefair.com/.
« Back to News Release List
Link to this event: