The Minnesota State Fair is already right around the corner and this week we’ve got the rundown of all the new State Fair food stuffs available for the 2017 festivities and the keyword this year is definitely “bacon”. All in all, there are 31 new items, some of which we’re actually pretty excited for, but of those 31 dishes, at least 10 of them come jam packed with porky, bacony goodness!
A few of the baconiest things we’re feeling pretty optimistic about this year include the Italian Bomba Sandwich which features tender beer braised pork, prosciutto (basically bacon), fontina cheese, spicy giardiniera, and a creamy aioli on a toasted bun, the Memphis Totchos sound about as spot on as cheese and bacon smothered tots can get, but we’re really looking forward to the Swine & Spuds which feature fried mashed potato croquettes skewered together with bacon wrapped pork belly and then served with your choice of homestyle gravy, Korean bulgogi bbq, or sweet chili sauce. It wouldn’t be the Minnesota State Fair if we weren’t excited about something new, bacon wrapped, and deep-fried on-a-stick!
There seem to be quite a few new breakfast options at the Minnesota State Fair this year which should have all you egg-fanatics pretty happy. Dishes like Wild Bill’s Breakfast Bake, the Fall Guy Breakfast Panini, and the Breakfast Buddy Bowl all sound like pretty hearty ways to kick off your Minnesota State Fair morning good and proper. Of course there a lot of new sugary dishes up for grabs as well, including the Bowl O’ Dough, which is exactly what it sounds like; a big bowl of vicariously flavored cookie doughs served up sundae style. We’ve also got churros and a variety of other baked goods to boot, so have fun telling your dentists about all that!
On the gut-busting side of things (of which the State Fair always delivers), you’ll be able to find a Nacho Cheese Corn on the Cob. It’s not too often people try to improve on something as perfect as a buttery, grilled cob of corn from the fair, but this year you can get yours rolled in Dorito dust and then smothered in nacho cheese. There’s also a new variety of Swedish Meatball this year which contains wild rice and cranberries; those Minnesota Swedes are out of control!
Anyway, we’ve got the full rundown of dishes collected for you in a drool-worthy video below, otherwise, we’ve also got the full list with pictures and descriptions of all of the Minnesota State Fair new foods underneath that. Just click the image and it’ll tell all about the dish and where to get it.
If you’re feeling so inclined, make sure to drop a comment letting us know which of the Minnesota State Fair new foods you’re most looking forward to this year or which ones you’re most afraid to try!
Click on an image below to learn more about each item and where you can find them!
Double Dose of Pork Belly: 100% ground pork belly burger with crisp smoked pork belly, pepper jack cheese, coleslaw and pickled onions, served on a toasted bun. At RC’s BBQ.
Italian Bomba Sandwich: Beer-braised pork shoulder with prosciutto, fontina cheese, giardiniera and aioli on a grilled ciabatta roll. At Mancini’s al Fresco.
Cherry Bombs: Red licorice deep-fried and dusted with powdered sugar. At Vegie Fries.
Memphis Totchos: Sliced bananas and sautéed bacon over tater tots, topped with peanut sauce. At Snack House.
Sweety’s Churros: Sweet potato, cinnamon and nutmeg churro with a side of chocolate, maple-brown sugar sauce, or whipped cream. At Potato Man and Sweety.
Mini Sconuts: Buttermilk scone holes filled with chocolate, marshmallow and Nutella®, deep topped with powdered sugar. (Gluten-free) At French Meadow Bakery & Cafe.
Deep-Fried Avocado: Avocado slices deep-fried and served with chipotle ranch dipping sauce. At O’Gara’s at the Fair.
Wild Bill’s Breakfast Bake: Scrambled eggs, roasted chicken and chorizo sausage baked and topped with salsa and a mix of lettuce, pickled red onions and cilantro. At The Blue Barn, located at West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center
Sonoran Sausage: ONE.BAD.DOG: Tex-Mex sausage stuffed with pepper jack cheese, wrapped in bacon, baked and served on a cornmeal-dusted bun with fresh corn salsa and avocado ranch. At Sausage Sister & Me.
Brown Ale and Onion-Gouda Tipsy Pie: Onions caramelized in Lift Bridge Brewery’s Chestnut Hill Brown Ale and smoked Gouda baked in a pie crust, topped with an onion sugar and sweet beer glaze. At Sara’s Tipsy Pies.
Triple Truffle Trotters: Sliced peppers and bacon with black diamond truffle oil mayo on top of waffle fries. At The Blue Barn, located at West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center
Cheesy Nacho Corn on the Cob: Roasted corn on the cob lightly coated with crushed Dorito® corn chips and nacho cheese. At Texas Steak Out.
Honey Puffs (Loukamades): Deep-fried dough balls in a sweet syrup sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. At Dino’s Gyros.
Fall Guy Breakfast Panini: Capicola and scrambled egg topped with white cheddar on ciabatta. At The Hideaway Speakeasy.
Bowl O’ Dough: Scoops of straight-up, raw cookie dough that is safe to eat and available in four flavors. At Blue Moon Dine-In Theater.
Spicy Thai Noodles: Rice noodles and red curry with kaffir lime, basil leaves, bell peppers, galangal, onions and tomatoes. (Gluten-free) At Oodles of Noodles.
Sweet Corn Blueberry Éclair: Kernza® flour éclair with sweet corn pastry cream and blueberry glaze. At Farmers Union Coffee Shop.
Pizzarito: Flour tortilla filled with pepperoni, Italian sausage, risotto, mozzarella and marinara, coated with garlic butter, parmesan and Italian spices served with marinara. At Green Mill.
Breakfast Buddy Bowl: Waffle bowl with hash browns, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and bacon, topped with a biscuit, country sausage gravy and green onions. At LuLu’s Public House.
Swing Dancer Sandwich: Honey smoked salmon, cucumbers, capers, cream cheese with dill on pumpernickel. At The Hideaway Speakeasy.
Maple Cream Nitro Cold Press Coffee: Locally sourced heavy cream and maple syrup in a cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen. At Farmers Union Coffee Shop.
Duck Bacon Wontons: Duck bacon, grilled sweet corn and cream cheese inside deep-fried wontons. At Giggles’ Campfire Grill.
Bacon Fluffernutter: Grilled cinnamon bun with a bacon, peanut butter and marshmallow cream filling. At The Sandwich Stop.
Mobster’s Caviar: Cream cheese dip with crab meat, green onions, red pepper and water chestnuts, served with whole wheat flatbread crackers. At The Hideaway Speakeasy.
Bacon Up Pup: Belgian waffle served on-a-stick with bacon in the batter, dipped in chocolate, drizzled with maple syrup topped with whipped cream and bacon. At Granny’s Kitchen Fudge Puppies.
Pie’n the Sky Malt & Sundae: crunchy, spiced “airplane” cookies and lemon curd, topped with dark chocolate drizzle and served with vanilla ice cream. At Dairy Goodness Bar.
Deviation Stout Steak Taco Naan: Steak marinated in Modist Deviation 004 – Mexican Dark Chocolate Stout beer, grilled and topped with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, queso fresco, cilantro lime and jalapeño ranch sauces. At San Felipe Tacos.
Chocolate Popover with Peanut Butter Spread: Chocolate popover with a side of peanut butter spread. At LuLu’s Public House.
Slow-Roasted Pork Mole : Fresh corn tamale with roasted pork, mole coloradito sauce and black bean and pineapple relish. At Tejas Express.
Cranberry Wild Rice Meatballs: Swedish-style meatballs with cranberries and wild rice blend covered with Lingonberry sauce. At Hamline Church Dining Hall.
Swine & Spuds: Bacon-wrapped pork belly and mashed potato croquettes served on a skewer and topped with a choice of homestyle gravy, Korean Bulgogi barbeque sauce or sweet chili sauce. At Swine & Spuds.