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YUM! New foods revealed for Minnesota State Fair

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Updated: June 29, 2021 02:41 PM
Created: June 29, 2021 10:27 AM

Banh Minn Bun or Banh Minn Bowl and Bison Bites | Minnesota State Fair Banh Minn Bun or Banh Minn Bowl and Bison Bites | Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair has revealed 26 new fair foods and four new food vendors for the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Nearly 500 foods will be available throughout the fairgrounds this season. The 2021 Minnesota State Fair runs from Thursday, August 26 - Monday, September 6 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N in St Paul.

For additional information about entertainment and other attractions, visit the Minnesota State Fair webpage at https://www.mnstatefair.org/

Banh Minn Bun and Banh Minn Bowl: Asian-inspired sausage in a crusty French baguette with Sister’s Sriracha sauce, shredded and pickled carrot, radish, chopped jalapeño and a sprig of fresh cilantro. The bunless bowl starts with a five-grain blend and is topped with shredded and pickled carrot, radish, Asian slaw, chopped jalapeño, sausage slices, cilantro and a drizzle of Sister’s Sriracha sauce. 

Bison Bites: A North Woods spin on ravioli with ground bison, braised fennel, portobello mushrooms and fresh basil wrapped in classic egg dough, deep-fried and served with a sweet bourbon sauce with a little kick. 

Blue Raspberry Blitzed: Traditional hand pie filled with a raspberry, blueberry and apple blend infused with UV Blue Vodka and topped with cotton candy sugar. 

Blue Raspberry Blitzed | Minnesota State Fair Blue Raspberry Blitzed | Minnesota State Fair

Buffalo Chicken Doughscuit: Fluffy biscuit-style doughnuts stuffed with shredded chicken, glazed with a sweet & spicy buffalo icing, and topped with crispy bacon bits. 

Caramelized Banana Pudding: Layers of homemade vanilla pudding, fresh bananas, toasted 'nilla wafers, caramelized cocoa crispy cereal, caramel sauce and fresh whipped cream.  

ChoriPop: Chorizo by The Herbivorous Butcher dipped in a classic corndog batter, deep-fried on-a-stick with choice of avocado salsa or mole sauce drizzled on top or on the side. Served with Mexican BBQ chips. (Vegan) (Available Aug. 26-31 only) 

Cracklin Prime Nachos: Deep-fried chicharrón (pronounced chee-chah-rrohn) covered in prime rib slices, ¡Que Bueno! nacho cheese, pico de gallo and green onion slices. 

Cracklin Prime Nachos | Minnesota State Fair Cracklin Prime Nachos | Minnesota State Fair

Cucumber Jalapeño Limeade: Limeade made with juiced Minnesota-grown cucumbers and jalapeño syrup, served with a cucumber slice. 

Dual Berry Shortcake: Strawberries and blueberries over a sugar-coated Betty & Earl’s biscuit, topped with whipped cream and balsamic glaze. 

Esquites (pronounced es-KEE-tez): Mexican street corn off-the-cob topped with mayonnaise, Cotija (pronounced Koh-tee-hah) cheese and pequin (pronounced puh-KEEN) chile powder. (Available Sept. 1-6 only)

Fudge & Fruit!: Fresh strawberries and fudge brownies dipped in wine-infused dark chocolate, drizzled with wine-infused white chocolate and served on-a-stick. 

Greek Stuffed Ravioli: Mediterranean pastry dough stuffed with cream cheese, tzatziki sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoncini, tomato, gyro meat and Dino’s Greek seasoning, deep-fried and drizzled with roasted garlic butter. 

Island Hopper: Hollowed-out half-pineapple filled with charbroiled chicken glazed with teriyaki sauce and served with steamy white rice and pineapple chunks, topped with green onions and sesame seeds. 

Island Hopper | Minnesota State Fair Island Hopper | Minnesota State Fair

Jumbo Donut Sundae: A jumbo frosted yeast-raised donut available in a variety of flavors, topped with vanilla soft-serve ice cream, hot fudge and blend of sprinkles. 

Kerala Fried Chicken Kati Roll (pronounced KAY-ruh-la and KAH-tee): Marinated, battered and fried chicken tenders wrapped in paratha (pronounced puh-RAH-ttah) with chutneys and slaw. 

La Floretta: Oven-roasted cauliflower florets seasoned with Iron Range herbs and spices and served with Calabrian (pronounced kah-LAH-bre-an) sweet chili sauce. (Gluten-free, vegan) 

The Naughty Biscuit: Smoked pork belly topped with beer cheese sauce, arugula, pickled red onions and candied jalapeños served on a buttermilk biscuit. 

Nordic Waffles – Chicken & Macaroni Nordic Waffle and I-Scream Waffle Sandwich: Two new fresh-made waffle wraps: A Southern-fried spicy chicken drummy and cheesy macaroni, finished with a drizzle of honey on a warm Nordic waffle; and a classic ice cream cookie sandwich, crunchy kettle corn and chocolate drizzle dusted with sprinkles all wrapped in a Nordic waffle. 

Chicken & Macaroni Nordic Waffle and I-Scream Waffle Sandwich | Minnesota State Fair Chicken & Macaroni Nordic Waffle and I-Scream Waffle Sandwich | Minnesota State Fair

Paneer Pakora (pronounced puh-KO-rah): Seasoned paneer cheese cubes fried in a gluten-free batter and served with tomato butter. (Gluten-free, vegan) 

Pizza Lucy: Sausage patty topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, stuffed in homemade Green Mill pizza dough, and topped with Italian seasonings, cheese and crumbled pepperoni. 

Sashimi Tuna Tacos: Crisp wonton shells filled with ahi tuna, avocado and sesame soy. Thai slaw with peanut dressing, pickled ginger and wasabi served on the side. 

Sidecar Sandwich: Thick-cut cognac-infused bacon smothered with Cointreau (pronounced khan-troe) and citrus marmalade, layered with melted havarti, smoked Gouda and aged cheddar, served on toasted sourdough bread and garnished with fresh orange slices. 

S’Mores Funnel Cake: Graham cracker funnel cake topped with marshmallow, milk chocolate chunks and more graham cracker bits. 

Spufull Puff: Mashed sweet potatoes blended with sweetened cream cheese then wrapped in dough and fried. Lightly dusted with powdered sugar and served with maple dipping sauce on the side. 

Summer Lakes Beverages in 3 varieties - Wedge-Hammer, Lake Storm Lemonade and Bama! Lemon Sweet Tea: These 2021 State Fair-exclusive mocktails are all gluten-free and vegan. The Wedge-Hammer is fresh ginger, orange and other citrus juices, zest, sparkling water and simple syrup. Lake Storm Lemonade is lavender-infused lemon and other citrus juices, zest, sparkling water and simple syrup. Bama! Lemon Sweet Tea is fresh brewed tea, fresh lemon and other citrus juices, zest, sparkling water and simple syrup. 

Summer Lakes Beverages | Minnesota State Fair Summer Lakes Beverages | Minnesota State Fair

Waffle Burger: Quarter-pound bacon cheeseburger served between two maple-infused candied sweet crunch waffles with a side of maple syrup. 
 

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