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Minnesota Cooks Up Some Deep Fried Lamb Testicles for the State Fair

Well, at least they’re not human.

Rounding out (pun completely intended) the list of 40 new foods coming to the Minnesota State Fair this summer is a little something called “Lamb Fries,” which isn’t nearly as innocuous as it sounds. Served in the International Bazaar by the Holy Land Deli, Lamb Fries are actually a “Traditional Middle Eastern dish of lamb testicles marinated with Holy Land spices.”

Because marinades and spices make everything better.

Actually served in several cuisines such as Italian, Turkish and Chinese, Lamb Fries, like Rocky Mountain Oysters, are touted to have oodles of health benefits, like reducing cellulite and increasing immune response. The fair’s version will be served grilled with sautéed onions or deep fried, covered with crumb coating.

Because these suckers are being branded as “fries,” I personally want to know how many people will have an experience like Chevy Chase’s character in “Funny Farm,” who broke a restaurant’s record of 30 “fries” before realizing they were, in fact, sheep balls and fleeing from the scene.

Among other gnarly concoctions cropping up around state fairs nationwide this summer are the Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies in Texas, Deep Fried Mashed Potatoes in Florida, and the Camel Meat Burger Sliders back in Minnesota.

I think I’ll stick to my Chocolate Covered Bacon, thanks.

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Cravings

Fair Food, Chocolate Covered Fritos

If your tongue is bipolar like mine is, you’ll love this sweet and salty snack brought to us by Nick at DudeFoods.com who discovered it at the Wisconsin State Fair. These chocolate covered fritos by Ultimate Confections will apprehend any craving you have going on. Move over chocolate covered bacon! There’s a new rival and its packing a trifecta of sweet, savory, crunchy goodness.

 

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Hit-Or-Miss

2012 Fair Food Sneak Peak — Deep Fried Beer Battered Bacon Hot Dog on a Stick

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Mike Peterson of the Deep Fried Butter Stand gave FOODBEAST an exclusive sneak peek of what people can expect at the Fairgrounds next year — Deep Fried Beer Battered Bacon Hot Dog On A Stick (catchy acronym: DFBBBHDOAS). Because Deep Fried Beer Battered Bacon just wasn’t a long enough title to feature on Fair signage.

For those of you who like to keep up on trends for fair foods, expect this bad boy to make its round, in similar vein to the popularity of this year’s deep fried Kool-Aid.

That’s right folks next year you can order the chocolate covered corn dog, deep fried butter and now the DFBBBHDOAS for your whole family!

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Mike Peterson OC Fair Beer Battered Bacon

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Cravings

Craving: Panda Express Orange Chicken

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Walking around the fair yesterday I saw a Panda Express booth and it almost seemed out of place to me. But then I remembered no matter how many crazy and good tasting foods there are at the fairgrounds, sometimes a person just wants some good ol’ orange chicken and where better to get it at then Panda Express. I usually serve mine up with a whole bunch of a chow mein and teriyaki chicken with sauce.

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Cravings Sweets

Craving: Deep Fried Oreos

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I tried these yesterday and yes I know the picture quality isn’t that amazing, but the iPhone doesn’t have a macro feature. Trust me I wish it did because then you could see a closer and clearer version of why these are so incredible. Deep fried oreos covered in powered sugar and chocolate syrup. The oreos melt on the inside and the cream filling turns warm. I need a deep fryer at home pronto!