It’s that time of year again. Rusty roller coasters form under the blazing summer sun. Enormous SpongeBob plush dolls hang above rigged Ball & Basket! games. Everything from Twinkies to last night’s leftovers get deep-fried and sold for a Hamilton.
Yes, the food. Fairs are prime breeding grounds for “insane” eats that cater to our thrill-seeking arteries. The Minnesota State Fair has mastered this arena — slinging the usual funnel cakes and turkey legs alongside new, er, groundbreaking offerings.
Check ’em out:
Breakfast on a Stick
A pancake sandwich with American and Swiss cheese, a sausage patty, egg and Canadian bacon that gets dipped in sweet batter then deep-fried on a stick.
Creamy gelato blended with craft beer
Blue Cheese & Corn Fritz
Deep-fried corn fritters filled with blue cheese and served with chimichurri dipping.
Chicken in the Waffle
Crispy chicken smothered in sausage gravy and stuffed in a waffle cone.
Deep-Fried Lobster On-A-Stick
Canadian lobster chunks poached in butter, doused in corn batter, then deep-fried. Of course.
Jello Salad Ice Cream
A sweet cream based packed with lime juice, cranberry sauce and marshmallows dipped in marshmallow crème.
Picthx Minnesota State Fair