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Holy Shit, The New Minnesota State Fair Foods Are Something Else

Start stretching your stomach now — the Minnesota State Fair just announced its new foods for 2016, and they're nuts.

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2. Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese Bites

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What could be better than a grilled cheese sandwich, EXCEPT a basket of many tiny grilled cheese sandwiches that have been deep-fried?

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4. Deep-Fried Nachos Supreme

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The perfect food (nachos), made more perfect by deep-frying. Covered with taco meat, guacamole, more nacho cheese, and sour cream, and served with jalapeños on the side.

5. Carpe Diem Cone

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This is a fish-shaped buttermilk miso waffle cone filled with vanilla ice cream and balsamic-roasted strawberry compote, graham cracker crumble, and a fresh strawberry. ALMOST too cute to eat.

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8. Iron Range Meat and Potato Loaf

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Wild rice gravy on top of mashed potatoes on top of cheddar cheese on top of seasoned beef. What could be more Midwestern than that?

10. Sheep Dog

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A lamb dog served with garlic sautéed kale (Kale! At the State Fair!), raw fermented sauerkraut, quinoa, and honey mustard drizzle. If you want it gluten-free, skip the bun.

11. Paneer on a Spear

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A new take on the Fair classic of fried cheese, this is Indian-seasoned paneer cheese coated with a local craft beer batter, fried, and served with tomato garlic chutney.

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13. Minnesota Corn Dog

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Don't be fooled — this is not JUST a corn dog. This is custom-ground sausage on-a-stick made with blueberries, apples, wild rice, maple syrup, and cayenne, all dipped in a homemade corn dog batter and deep-fried. OMG.

15. Beer Brat Buddies

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Bring a friend, or come hungry — here you get TWO Oktoberfest beer brats in German pretzel buns with sauerkraut, chopped onions, and a choice of mustards.

16. Spam Curds

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Wash it all down with some cubed, battered, and deep-fried cheese-flavored SPAM®, served with a side of ranch dressing. HAPPY FAIR SEASON!!

To see the rest of the new foods announced for 2016, click here!

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