While we’re devouring vegan tacos at the start of this year’s LA County Fair, there was another major exhibition coming to an end on the other side of the country. Our friends, the Food Dolls, spent a day at the Minnesota State Fair to highlight the most appetite crushing items they had to offer.
Known as the second largest state fair in the US, behind Texas, we were stoked to see what kind of foods the Dolls got to try.
Here are some of the hottest food items they hit us back with on their recent trip.
Maple Bacon Tipsy Pie (Tipsy Pies)
What we have here is a hand-made pie made with locally sourced whiskey and wine topped with bacon served in a miniature pie tin.
Deep fried pickles (The Perfect Pickle)
Peaking out of a deep-fried crust is a fresh pickle just waiting to be dunked in a pool of ranch.
Tater Dog (Texas Steak Out)
Potato lovers can wield their very own spiral cut potato wrapped around a Hebrew National dog and covered in parmesan cheese.
Deep Fried Nachos Supreme (Texas Steak Out)
This melty masterpiece is made from jack cheese cubes coated in a mixture of crushed seasoned tortilla chips and nacho cheese. The cubes are then deep-fried, covered with taco meat, guacamole, more nacho cheese, and sour cream.
Sheep Dog (The Lamb Shoppe)
Check out this lamb dog served in a bun with garlic sautéed kale, raw fermented sauerkraut, quinoa, and a honey mustard drizzle. Probably one of the healthiest things on this list.
Macaroni & Cheese Curds (Oodles of Noodles)
Cheese lovers will get hyped after trying this macaroni and cheese blended with fresh cheese curds.
Candied Bacon Donut Sliders (Minnesota Wine Country)
You can’t have a fair without some kind of donut dish. These glazed donut holes with thick candied bacon and a chocolate red wine ganache are this year’s answer to that annual craving.
The Gizmo (Carl’s Gizmo Sandwich)
The Gizmo is an Italian-style sandwich, made with ground beef and Italian sausage covered in red sauce. Sure you can’t see much under this blob of melted mozzarella, but just let your imagination take the wheel from there.
Curd Bucket (Mouth Trap Cheese Curds)
Who wouldn’t want to carry around a bucket of deep-fried cheese curds all day? You can find this bad boy at Mouth Trap Cheese Curds.
Cookie Pail (Sweet Martha’s Cookies)
One of the hottest stops at the Minnesota Fair, Sweet Martha’s Cookies serves about a million cookies a day. Their cookie pail is $16 and comes overflowing with the baked dessert.
Photos by Food Dolls