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New Foods at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

Submitted by on July 15, 2019 – 8:13 amNo Comment

Minnesota State Fair, Boozy BerriesThe Minnesota State Fair is scheduled August 22 through Labor Day (September 2, 2019).

Held at the fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, Minnesota, it’ll feature all the usual suspects, including carnival rides, livestock, horticultural exhibits, and entertainment.

But what Road Trips Foodies are looking for is more specific: food. Especially unusual offerings. Here are some of the tasty goodies promised:

Cuban Fusion Fajita
Carnitas-style roast pork, deli-sliced ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles and Juanita’s Fajitas’ signature mustard folded into a flour tortilla.

Minnesota State Fair, Cheesy Sriracha Funnel Cake BitesCheesy Sriracha Funnel Cake Bites (right)
Bite-sized funnel cake pieces infused with a blend of Parmesan, Romano and mozzarella cheeses, deep-fried and finished with a sprinkle of sharp cheddar and chives, and served with homemade Sriracha aioli dipping sauce. Ranch or garlic butter dipping sauce will also be available.

Deep-Fried Dilly Dog
Pickle stuffed with bratwurst, dipped in batter and deep-fried.

Fried Tacos On-A-Stick
Two stuffed tacos – one filled with green chorizo and potatoes and one filled with a vegetarian black bean and corn mix – deep-fried, topped with crumbled cheese and a drizzle of guacamole salsa and served on-a-stick.

Grilled Sota Sandwich
Cinnamon nut butter and Minnesota blueberry marmalade served warm on Irish soda bread. Gluten-free and dairy-free.

No Bologna Coney
Italian mortadella pork sausage flavored with pistachios and Mancini’s pepper blend, served on a buttered and toasted split-top bun, and topped with mild muffuletta olive and pepper salad.

Turkish Pizza
A Turkish-style cracker-thin flatbread, authentically named Lahmacun, topped with spicy minced beef, onion, tomato, lettuce, cucumber salad, parsley, fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon and garlic sauce, then rolled or folded.

Bada Bing Sandwich
Italian-inspired warm flatbread sandwich with ham, salami, melted mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, fresh basil and creamy balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Or, maybe you’re craving something sweet. These also will be on offer at the Minnesota State Fair:

Blueberry Key Lime Pie
Blueberry Key lime filling in a graham cracker crust, topped with whipped cream and fresh blueberries.

Boozy Berries & ‘Barb Trifle (above, left)
Five-layer cold trifle with vanilla pound cake, lemon curd, Cannon River Gris wine and blueberry compote, more pound cake and Gris and rhubarb compote, topped with mint-infused fresh whipped cream and Gris and blueberry coulis.

Minnesota State Fair, Halo ConeHalo Cone (left)
A swirled blend of cotton candy and blue raspberry soft serve ice cream in a halo of vanilla cotton candy and sprinkled with a mix of candy toppings.

Wingwalker Donut Flight
An assortment of hot, deep-fried cake donut holes and three syringes with DIY fillings – Bavarian cream, chocolate custard and Minnesota lingonberry jam.

(Photos courtesy of Minnesota State Fair)

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