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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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1. Spam Sushi

Like sushi, but with Spam in it. WHY NOT.
Minnesota State Fair

Like sushi, but with Spam in it. WHY NOT.

2. Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese Bites

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

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

3. Candied Bacon Doughnut Sliders

Candied bacon in a mini-doughnut sandwich, glazed in chocolate red wine ganache. Help.
Minnesota State Fair

Candied bacon in a mini-doughnut sandwich, glazed in chocolate red wine ganache. Help.

4. Deep-Fried Nachos Supreme

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.
Minnesota State Fair

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

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.
Minnesota State Fair

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.

6. Macaroni and Cheese Curds

Pretty much what it sounds like — macaroni and cheese AND cheese curds, together in one blessed dish.
Minnesota State Fair

Pretty much what it sounds like — macaroni and cheese AND cheese curds, together in one blessed dish.

7. Cheesy French Onion Monkey Bread

A savory pull-apart loaf filled with caramelized onions, cheese, and beef broth. I'm not drooling, you're drooling.
Minnesota State Fair

A savory pull-apart loaf filled with caramelized onions, cheese, and beef broth. I'm not drooling, you're drooling.

8. Iron Range Meat and Potato Loaf

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?
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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?

9. Strawberry Doughnut Delight

Doughnuts: the perfect sandwich bread! Whipped cream and strawberries: the perfect sandwich filling!!
Minnesota State Fair

Doughnuts: the perfect sandwich bread! Whipped cream and strawberries: the perfect sandwich filling!!

10. Sheep Dog

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.
Minnesota State Fair

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

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.
Minnesota State Fair

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.

12. Candied Bacon BLT

Not your deli's BLT — this one has crispy, thick candied bacon, rancher’s slaw, and green tomato spread on a sweet egg bun.
Minnesota State Fair

Not your deli's BLT — this one has crispy, thick candied bacon, rancher’s slaw, and green tomato spread on a sweet egg bun.

13. Minnesota Corn Dog

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.
Minnesota State Fair

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.

14. Burnt Butt Ends

Heh, butt. Try these premium cuts of pork seasoned with a BBQ rub, smoked over oak, and served with onions and jalapeños. Delicious.
Minnesota State Fair

Heh, butt. Try these premium cuts of pork seasoned with a BBQ rub, smoked over oak, and served with onions and jalapeños. Delicious.

15. Beer Brat Buddies

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.
Minnesota State Fair

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

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

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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