It took 10 minutes for Joey Chestnut to devour 8.7 pounds of deep fried breaded Asparagus. This was just enough for Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to regain his title of "World Champion Asparagus Eater'. We were privileged to witness this gastronomical feat. This contest took place at the 25th annual Asparagus Festival held in Stockton California.
It was a beautiful sunny day. A wild and crazy marching band snaked its way through out the festival to celebrate this joyous celebration of the 'Spears of Spring'. Bubba Paris was so happy that he signed autographs for a fee. Martin Yan demonstrated how to cook Asparagus in his amusing presentations. All these jubilant events worked us into a ravenous state of hunger.
We headed to "Asparagus Alley and ordered some deep fried breaded Asparagus. We could not duplicate "Jaws" record, but we did our best. I am not sure if this booth was selling Turkey or Vulture legs.
It was a beautiful day to celebrate Asparagus. 'Blue Oyster Cult' took the main stage and rocked the house. They probably could of used a little more 'cow bell'. This is an event that entertains. We are all ready thinking about next year.
Deep fried asparagus? Really? How was it?
It was better than good. Oh my!
We had asparagus burgers the year we went - not recommended! :-)
Looks like a swingin time was had by all. That asparagus looks damn good!
Well, if you're going to eat veggies, deep fry the suckers! I smoked some baby backs and grilled a bunch of other goodies throughout the weekend.
Biggles: You didn't say "meat," not even once.
Zoomie, I cannot even imagine.
Chef JP, We love Asparagus. The festival is a hour and a half drive away. It is so worth it.
Rev. Biggles and cookiecrumb, We only had vegetables at the festival. I thought Asparagus was a religion?
HMMM... coconut rum fried asparagus???
Deep fried asparagus...that is a thing of beauty!
My favorite vegetable in the world!
A couple of more weeks and Asparagus will be gone.We will take advantage while we can. I love Asparagus!
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