While you might think that sticks are the purview of popsicles, lollipops, and candy apples, there’s a ton of food that can be skewered. Here is just a small sampling of the snacks that can be stuck on the end of a stick.
1. FRENCH FRIES
Head to the Wangfujing Night Market in Beijing and you can find some of the most inventive food in the world, from fried milk to fried scorpions on a stick. If that’s not to your liking, there’s tarantula on a stick as well.
Here is tiramisu on a stick, or a simply heavenly soft mascarpone mousse and white chocolate, resting on a Savoyard biscuit, wrapped in a chocolate glaze … on a lollipop stick.
This is a common “dare on a stick” at the Arizona State Fair. Mealworms actually make candy apples more nutritious — they are high in protein — and you can get a lot for a little: 500 live mealworms for about $21 at Bass Pro Shops.
You can find these in at least three shops in Copenhagen.
No matter how you’re eating your pizza—flat, folded, or with a fork—someone is probably going to have something to say about it. Silence the haters by eating pizza on a stick instead. Meaghan of the food blog The Decorated Cookie has a how-to guide for making mini-‘zas that sit right on sticks.
A deep-fried slice of Spam on a stick has been featured at more than one fair over the years.
A recipe posted on BigOven takes a different approach, using gelatin, water, popsicle molds, and a blender or food processor to create a “Spam slurry” that freezes into something resembling a Fudgsicle.
Who else but Paula Deen could come up with a way to eat stuffing on a stick? Like any stuffing, it can be made with a number of different ingredients, but Deen’s recipe leans on sausage and spice.
10. FRIED POTATOES
This is called Spiropapas, Rotato, or a Potato Tornado.
Too healthy for you? Put a hot dog in the middle!
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