June 8, 2010

Fry Bread

Before Arizona, I had never heard of fry bread, which is a sin in and of itself. Fry bread, funnel cake, and zeppole (aka "zeppies") are all essentially the same thing: deep-fried goodness topped with mountains of powdered sugar. The difference between the three is first in their appearances. Funnel cake - which I find mostly at carnivals and fairs - is squiggly and looks drizzled; fry bread is a single flat (yet poofy) surface; and zeppies - an Italian dessert - are often like oblong or triangular-looking donut holes. The more scientific differences, as I have been explained, is that funnel cake is made with a batter and fry bread and zeppies are made with a dough (zeppies are made specifically with pizza dough). All variations are delicious - light, fluffy, chewy, and just sweet enough. And ALWAYS very messy!

Where you can enjoy this:

Across the street from Cliff-Castle Lodge,
333 West Middle Verde Road
Camp Verde, Arizona

This spot in particular is around Montezuma's Castle, off on the corner of the road across from a hotel and casino. I'm told they're all throughout Arizona and the West though, so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding some!

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