Minnesota State Fair Adds 40 New Foods
Some food combinations you may not have dreamed of will be available at the state fair. New offerings include mac and cheese cupcakes and BBQ-dill flavored ice cream.
The state fair announced a list of 40 new foods for the 2015 fair. Only a couple of the new foods will be available on a stick. Some are slightly more healthful than typical fair food, but many are deep fried. Some are vegan.
Mac & Cheese Cupcake is macaroni and cheese on top of a bread crumb crust. A combination of smashed potatoes and grilled chicken smothered in gravy, onions and BBQ sauce is called Cluck & Moo. Other new foods include the Minnesota wild rice Benedict muffin, meatloaf hash and meatloaf on a stick.
Kale is a part of a new health food kick for some people, but probably not the way it will be treated at the fair. A vendor will take kale, batter it and deep fry it. It's called Wine Fried Kalettes. The Burger Dog is a blend of hamburger, hot dog, bacon and cheese, served on a hot dog bun.
For dessert try a Maple Bacon Funnel Cake or BBQ Pickle Ice Cream.
The Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 27 through Labor Day.