WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 – The Calgary Stampede brings those that love all things cowboy to Calgary for a ten-day festival of rodeo, rides, games, music, shopping and some of the oddest foods ever heard of.
And this in a country where the national food of drinkers is of poutain, french-fries smothered in meat gravy with cheese curds on top. At this yearly event, those crazy Canucks can find foods oh so much worse than smothered French fries.
Some Calgary Stampede offerings include:
- Two fried glazed donuts, each with around 300 calories, as the bun for ¼ pound bacon cheeseburger that has around 550-600 calories. Calories from fat over 400.
- The almost 2ft. long sausage that is corn batter dipped and deep fried on a stick.
- The guaranteed to glue your arteries shut macaroni and cheese topped with a melange of crab and tequila fries.
- Then there is deep fried, or chocolate dipped, cookie dough.
- Crocodile sliders.
- Deep fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Deep fried Sushi.
- Deep fried cheddar cheese puffs.
Then foods wrapped in bacon – including corn on the cob, hot dogs and pork belly – served on a stick. If the stick is your thing, there is also Joey’s Famous Fish on Stick served with Frank’s RedHot Sauce.
Or the Porcupine Corn Dog, a hotdog, on a stick, deep fried in corn batter and rolled in cubes of French fries.
However my favorite might be the Polish Poutine, potato and cheddar cheese filled perogies, pan fried in butter, topped with loads of fresh sour cream, crispy bacon and caramelized onion. There just like we eat them in Chicago, only those Canadians add bacon making them even better!