Deep-Fried Brownies

The Deep-Fried Pretzel-Crusted Brownies on a Stick at Saz's are almost too good to eat in public around strangers.

Last week the Yeah, I Ate That column went on the road to West Allis to sample some of the more bizarre foods at the Wisconsin State Fair. Read the first and second parts of my adventure here.

I couldn’t top the Pork Belly Frites, so I decided it was time for dessert. Next up was Saz’s and the Deep-Fried Pretzel-Crusted Brownies on a stick. For your order, you get two rectangular brownies, each about the size of an ice cream sandwich, lightly breaded, with a cup of caramel sauce.

Let’s not beat around the bush — these are good. Shamefully good. I-don’t-want-somebody-I-know-to-see-me-eating-this good.The brownie is soft and chewy, not dry at all, and the pretzel breading is just light enough to add a crunch without being overwhelming.

Sitting on the curb, I ate one and vowed that I wouldn’t eat the second. And I didn’t. Not all of it, anyway.

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By that time, it had started to rain, and I was just about ready to go. But I wanted to swing by the Sprecher’s Landing tent, which was doing all kinds of nutty things with root beer and beer. I went looking for a Root Beer Float Cookie, but they were freshly sold out. I instead went for a Beer Cookie.

The soft cookie was dotted with beer chips, beer-infused pretzels and beer-infused popcorn. It seemed like a great way to end a day full of strange and (mostly) wonderful foods at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Your move, Minnesota.

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Rob Thomas is the features editor and social media editor for the Capital Times, as well as its film critic. He joined the Cap Times in 1999 and has written about movies, music, food and books.