All joking aside, and speaking as someone who is not above trying the new fried experiments brought out for fair season every year, this is the best look at what a fried stick of butter actually is that I’ve seen.
Generally speaking the fry-basket freakshow of the season usually tastes like itself but with fry batter on it. I mean, fried Oreos pretty much just tastes like Oreos but with fry stuff on it. It’s not like frying has a significant transformative effect on the flavor. Same with fried Snickers, although I have yet to find fried beer, which seems like it would have to be its own taste.
Even though watching the remains of the butter stick glop out of the middle of Anthony’s “brunch” is a little stomach turning, I’m actually more interested in trying the fried butter now that I’ve seen it. I expected it to be more literally like biting a stick of butter with batter on the outside. If it’s just a really buttery pancake with sugar on top, I’m in!
(And don’t pretend like you never drank the melted butter out of the corn-on-the-cob dish. There is totally a place for butter drinking in the respectable range of the gross/palatable scale.)