From coast to coast, festivals bring the spirit of summer to life through live music, fab fashion and memorable road trips (essentially all of our favorite things). With the tagline “world’s largest music festival,” Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI — which just wrapped up this past weekend — brings all of our festival goals to life, with a dose of Midwest charm of course. The lineup this year varied from legends to newcomers, but we always carry a special place in our heart for the fried and savory goodness that only Wisconsin can bring to life. Since we couldn’t bring the live music to our backyards this year, we figured we’d bring a taste of the Midwest to your screens and hopefully your kitchen. Check out the 10 Summerfest-inspired recipes below.
1. Fried Cheese Curds: If you go to Wisconsin and leave without trying cheese curds, you’re doing it wrong. Luckily, you can bring their signature dish to your kitchen with just four ingredients. (via Dine & Dish)
3. BBQ Potato Chip Crunch Dog: Festivals are all about bringing the flavors you love together in one delicious bite. The only question: Why wouldn’t we use potato chips as a hot dog topping all of the time? (via Better Homes & Gardens)
4. Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger With Guinness Cheese Sauce and Crispy Onions: If you couldn’t even get through reading that because your mouth was already watering too much, we’re right there with you. (via Half Baked Harvest)
What are your favorite festival foods? Tell us in the comments!