I miss the rodeo. I miss cowboys in bolo ties, mutton bustin' and bull riding, live music and two stepping...the list goes on. But perhaps most of all, I miss the unspoken understanding that everything at the rodeo -- and I mean everything -- is to be deep-fried and or/covered in bacon.
I was traveling for most of the season this year, so I didn't even get a chance to indulge in my favorite rodeo "dessert", deep-fried Oreos. So you can imagine my delight when I found them on the menu at Saint Dane's Bar & Grille.
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Available all year long (because the people of Saint Dane's are godsends), the piping hot Oreo beignets come in orders of 3 ($4.50) or 6 ($6.50). My group ordered the 6, because obviously.
Swaddled in a fluffy ball of funnel cake batter, the cookie sandwiches morph into a lava-cake-like mound of gooey chocolate and sweet cream. Unlike the greasy fried lumps of dough that get thrown into a bag and covered with a mountain of powdered sugar (not that I'm complaining) at the rodeo, Saint Dane's gives its deep-fried cookie balls the royal treatment: two scoops of ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Of course, there's a smidgen of powdered sugar, too. Just for good measure.
I only had one cookie (which is probably a good thing), but it was enough to remind me of why I love the dessert so much. It was also enough for me to plan my next visit to Saint Dane's.