1. Spam Sushi Minnesota State Fair Like sushi, but with Spam in it. WHY NOT. 2. Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese Bites 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 Minnesota State Fair Candied bacon in a mini-doughnut sandwich, glazed in chocolate red wine ganache. Help. 4. Deep-Fried Nachos Supreme 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 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 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 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 Minnesota State Fair 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 Minnesota State Fair Doughnuts: the perfect sandwich bread! Whipped cream and strawberries: the perfect sandwich filling!! 10. Sheep Dog 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 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 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 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 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 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 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!