Happy Foods-on-a-Stick Day!

Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Happy Foods-on-a-Stick Day!

Today is a special day for stick-food lovers. Thanks to SE:Talk, we learned that it's Something on a Stick Day. What qualifies as a stick-food? Corn dogs, yakitori, kebabs, pie pops, fondue, and really anything else that's stabbable with a stick.

Tornado Potato in South Korea.

State fairs are usually full of stick-foods. The Minnesota State Fair, for example, sells 60 different foods on a stick, ranging from corn on the cob to spaghetti. In Seoul, South Korea, you can find street vendors selling Tornado Potato, a swirl-cut potato wrapped around a long stick that's deep-fried.

Speaking of deep-fried, we've also seen french-fry-coated bacon on a stick, rice-battered hot dogs, and in Ecuador, "chuzos" are deep-fried sausage and plaintain skewers.

For those celebrating at home today, here are recipes for 13 of our favorite stick-foods. In most parts of the world, it's not exactly outdoor grilling season yet, so here are some indoor tips.

13 Stick-Foods We Love

Summer Shack Corn Dogs »
Greek Salad Skewers »
Fried Crispy Shrimp Skewers »
Jerk Pork Skewers »
Seared Sesame Tenderloin Skewers »
Peanut Butter Fondue »
Homemade Bomb Pops »
Chocolate Covered Peepsicles »
Beef Satay »
Pumpkin Pie Pops »
Yakitori »
Chocolate Covered Fig Newtons »
Calvados Caramel Apples with Salted Walnuts »

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