Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Monday, August 22, 2011

A corn what??

The other night, C & I were laying in bed, reading. I was flipping through a chick magazine and stopped on an article on guilty pleasures. There were various celebrity quotes, and when C took a break from his (boring, IMO) army book, and this quote by Teri Hatcher caught his eye:He was like "What?? A CORN dog?? What on Earth is a corn dog?" I was confused for a second because I'm a bad almost-wife** and sometimes I forget what I did with whom (ie. that I had been to the MN State Fair many-a-time with Fab but that C has never been).

So I explained what it was and how one eats a corn dog. A hot dog, on a stick, dipped in cornmeal batter (btw, do you have any idea how hard it is to explain 'cornmeal batter' in French??) and then fried - I swear, it just about blew C's mind. Why would one ever think to do that?

And really, why would one ever think to do that?

**C's new nickname for me. It's cute, non?



Blogger shannon said...

Now, I want a corn dog. It's been ages since I've had one!

August 22, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Andromeda said...

Don't care why, just glad someone did! It probably has something to do with boardwalks/county fairs where portable food is important and those that have the most creative and delicious things to put on sticks or in cones make the most money!

August 22, 2011 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Zuleme said...

try explaining deep fried butter...

August 22, 2011 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

We call a battered, deep-fried sausage on a stick a hot dog in New Zealand. What you guys call hot dogs are American hot dogs.

August 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Chez Loulou said...

I love that you two still have moments of complete cultural confusion. :)

What a great nickname!

August 22, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger emaleejayne said...

I don't know why but thank goodness they did because corn dogs are delicious!! :)

August 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger misplaced texan said...

I made Gui have one on his first trip to Sonic and he suprisingly loved it. :)

August 22, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Animesh said...

A very cute name indeed!

Also, I wonder how he will react to the concept of fried butter :-)

August 23, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had Phil try these on our recent trip to Florida and was surprised that he LOVED them. (He's a very Traditional French Food eater.)

August 23, 2011 at 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would someone in France have once decided to cook up a snail and add butter/garlic/pesto?

Because it's THERE. And it's good.

August 24, 2011 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger leon's life said...

Fried butter ! I'm British not from the USA

I will need to Google that to find out what it is, sounds scarey but I'll probably love it :)

August 25, 2011 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger meredith said...

A corndog probably does seem strange to a Frenchman, but I wonder what he'd think about the deep fat fried butter on a stick (Iowa state fair, so I hear) or the deep fat fried pickles on a stick (Nebraska state fair)...makes that corn dog look pretty darn delicious.

August 30, 2011 at 8:21 AM  

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