Review: Irish Tater Kegs from O’Gara’s at the Fair

O’Gara’s new food offerings each year have been largely misses, usually deep fried gut bombs that fill the eater with regret. Fortunately this year’s new item, while still deep fried, is finally a winner. These “kegs” are essentially jumbo tater tots with a Reuben flair, but all the elements here work in concert with each other for a satisfying appetizer. The corned beef chunks inside these crispy tots are prevalent, and the bed of sauerkraut that the kegs sit upon add a needed zip. The thousand island dressing drizzled upon the tots is perfectly rationed out, especially considering it is a little on the tangy side. $8 for four large tots isn’t the steal of the Fair, but not the worst value either. The tots are too large and messy to be eaten on the go, but a brief layover in the large O’Gara’s building can be a welcome respite from the rest of the Fair.

Ratings (0-4):

  • Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 2
  • Novelty: 2
  • Value: 2
  • Portability: 1

Overall Score: 11/20 (Fairly Fresh)

Categories 2018 Minnesota State Fair, Reviews

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