Hey there! Hope you’re doing well!
I can’t believe it’s mid-July already… how did that happen?
And what a weird July it is, too.
In a normal year, mid-July would mean one thing for this Minnesotan:
I’d be starting to think about the Minnesota State Fair.
I love the fair. And other than the baby animal exhibits, 99% of the reason I even like going is because of the food.
Foods on a stick, fried foods, weird foods… I love it all. I love trying the new stuff they introduce every year, and I love revisiting my old stand-bys.
And with that, mid-July also brings up the perennial burning question in the minds of all respectable fairgoers:
Corn dogs or pronto pups?
It’s a question that has polarized more than one family.
The implications of one’s choice reach deep into the psyche.
This is important stuff, people!!!
Are you a corn dog connoisseur?
Or a pronto pup proponent?
Pretty much everyone has a ready answer to the above question — right?
Okay, maybe not everyone cares about this as much as I do.
Heck, maybe my non-US peeps are scratching their heads right now, squinching up their faces and saying…
“Daphne, I honestly don’t have any idea what you’re on about.”
Well, if you aren’t up on the “lingo” —
or if you somehow mistakenly thought “corn dog” and “pronto pup” were interchangeable (shame on you!) — let me set you straight.
Both corn dogs and pronto pups are hot dogs on a stick, with a delicious fried batter coating.
But, my friends, there is where the similarities end. Because:
A corn dog uses corn meal or corn flour in its breading/batter.
A pronto pup is generally made with a flour or pancake batter.
Which one is better?
Well… I guess opinions differ on this.
Even though there is an objectively true answer.
(What?! If I think it, doesn’t that make it the truth?)
The answer is…
CORN DOGS ARE BETTER, PEOPLE!
But whether you prefer corn dogs or pronto pups, one thing is sadly true…
I don’t get to go to the Minnesota State Fair this year to eat them. 🙁
This makes me very sad.
But maybe next year, right?
Yeah, next year for sure.
Now, for the even bigger question…
Ketchup or mustard?