July 11, 2012
The Calgary Stampede is here again, and that means that I can finally get my hands on some of the deep-fried delicacies that have become staples of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
Now I usually lean towards the barbeque variety of Stampede fair, but I’ll try at least one of the deep-fried dishes (this year it’ll be the pickle chips). For those who want to dive headlong into the Stampede cuisine deep-fryer you can sample such items as Deep-Fried WagonWheels, or the Bacon Sundae Funnel Cake.
This deep-fried feast isn’t the type of food that would usually be considered a source of energy, but all that bubbling oil will be recycled into a usable supply of bio-fuel.
The Calgary Stampede has stated that around 1,800 kilograms of that cooking oil will be converted into bio-fuel. So get on down there and indulge yourself in some Deep-Fried Kool-Aid or a Jalapeno Corndog. The recycled bio-fuel makes getting those calories down all the more easy.
If you’re interested in how this all takes place, here is a video detailing the process in New York City.