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    Posted on Jun 20, 2017

    OMG, The New Minnesota State Fair Foods Are Here

    The 2017 "fair foods hit all the major food groups: bacon, ice cream, chocolate and fried stuff.

    1. Pizzarito

    The internet just gave birth to a food, and it's this PIZZA BURRITO filled with pepperoni, Italian sausage, risotto, mozzarella and marinara, all wrapped in a flour tortilla.

    2. Bacon Fluffernutter

    BE STILL MY AORTA. It's a grilled cinnamon bun sandwich with a bacon, peanut butter and marshmallow cream filling.

    3. Bowl O'Dough

    Because what's more fun to order than "one Bowl O'Dough, please?" This is scoops of straight-up, raw cookie dough that is safe to eat and available in four flavors: Brownie Batter Swirl, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, European Cookie Butter, and Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries.

    4. Swine & Spuds

    Bacon-wrapped pork belly (why not???) and mashed potato croquettes served on a skewer and topped with a choice of homestyle gravy, Korean Bulgogi BBQ sauce or sweet chili sauce.

    5. Deep-Fried Avocado

    Don't mind if I avoca-DO. (It comes with chipotle ranch, because Midwest.)

    6. Triple Truffle Trotters

    How can you improve on waffle fries? Oh, I don't know, how about adding peppers, bacon, and black truffle oil mayo???

    7. Cheesy Nacho Corn on the Cob

    I would venture that one might enjoy this roasted corn on the cob coated with crushed Doritos and nacho cheese after enjoying a hit or two of a certain green, smokable substance.

    8. Cherry Bombs

    Deep-fried Twizzlers. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

    9. Sweet Corn Blueberry Eclair

    I was not born an American to be denied sweet corn in my luscious pastries.

    10. Bacon Up Pup

    Ready to play state fair food mad libs? Here's a Belgian waffle served on-a-stick with bacon in the batter, dipped in chocolate, drizzled with maple syrup, and topped with whipped cream and bacon.

    11. Breakfast Buddy Bowl

    Everyone needs a buddy, like this waffle bowl filled with hash browns, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and bacon, topped with a biscuit, country sausage gravy and green onions.

    12. Chocolate Popover with Peanut Butter Spread


    13. Cranberry Wild Rice Meatballs

    This is probably the healthiest thing on the docket. Just let Minnesotans have their wild rice, OK?

    14. Deviation Stout Steak Taco Naan

    Steak marinated in stout beer? That's second to naan. (Sorry. I'm sorry.)

    15. Memphis "Totchos"

    Sliced bananas and sautéed bacon over tater tots, topped with peanut sauce. Is it... breakfast? Brunch? Dessert? Let's stop quibbling over semantics and put it in my belly.

    16. Mobster's Caviar

    This is... a cream cheese dip with crab meat? Definitely the WILD CARD but could pull through in the playoffs.

    17. Wild Bill's Breakfast Bake

    This sounds... mildly nutritious? Scrambled eggs, roasted chicken and chorizo sausage baked and topped with salsa and a mix of lettuce, pickled red onions and cilantro.

    18. Swing Dancer Sandwich

    THERE IS A VEGETABLE. I REPEAT, A VEGETABLE AT THE FAIR. Honey smoked salmon, cucumbers, capers and cream cheese with fresh dill on pumpernickel, served with sliced lemon garnish.

    19. Sweety's Churros

    Whew, OK, we're back to deep-fried stuff. Sweet potato, cinnamon and nutmeg kneaded into a traditional churro dough, deep-fried and served with a side of chocolate or maple-brown sugar sauce or whipped cream.

    20. Spicy Thai Noodles

    y not fried tho

    21. Sonoran Sausage

    Because would it even be the fair without a bacon-wrapped hot dog?

    22. Pie'n The Sky Malt & Sundae

    ICE CREAM TIME. This is Biscoff-style cookies and lemon curd, topped with dark chocolate drizzle and served with vanilla ice cream as a sundae or malt.

    23. Brown Ale & Onion-Gouda Tipsy Pie

    It's vegetarian, people. It's basically a kale salad.

    24. Slow-Roasted Pork Mole Tamale

    More health food?? What hath God wrought?

    25. Mini "Sconuts"

    I didn't know you could have a "scone hole," but I am HERE FOR IT. These are filled with Nutella and marshmallow and then, yup, fried.

    26. Italian Bomba Sandwich

    *Chef kissing fingers emoji, obvi* for this beer-braised pork shoulder with prosciutto cotto ham, fontina cheese, giardiniera and aioli on a grilled ciabatta roll.

    27. Honey Puffs

    Deep-fried dough balls crispy outside and sweet inside, tossed in a sweet syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar? Sure, why not!!!!!

    28. Fall Guy Breakfast Panini

    Start your day of gluttony off right with this capicola and scrambled egg with cheddar 'wich.

    29. Duck Bacon Wontons

    Duck bacon (gah), grilled sweet corn and cream cheese (!!!!) combined inside deep-fried crescent-shaped wontons (whaaaaaaa) and served with dipping sauce.

    30. Double Dose of Pork Belly

    Stick a pork in all of us: WE DONE.

    31. Maple Cream Nitro Cold Press Coffee

    And you can wash down all that health food with a nitro cold brew coffee infused with cream and maple syrup. Hydration is important!

    Head to St. Paul between August 24 and Labor Day to try them all!!!