31 new foods to try at the Minnesota State Fair

June 18, 2019 06:29 PM

Start planning your Minnesota State Fair food stops: Fair officials have announced the addition of new items to its menus.

The Minnesota State Fair has announced there will be 31 new foods and seven new food vendors at the Great Minnesota Get-Together this year.


Here's a look at the new foods this year:

The Bada Bing Sandwich is an Italian-inspired warm flatbread sandwich with ham, salami, melted mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, fresh basil and creamy balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

The Blueberry Key Lime Pie has blueberry/key lime filling in a graham cracker crust, topped with whipped cream and fresh blueberries.

A five-layer cold trifle with vanilla pound cake, lemon curd, Cannon River Gris wine and blueberry compote, more pound cake and Gris and rhubarb compote, topped with mint-infused fresh whipped cream and Gris and blueberry coulis make up the Boozy Berries & 'Barb Trifle.

The Breakfast Potato Skin is a deep-fried potato skin stuffed with scrambled eggs and peppers, topped with blackened beef chislic –a South Dakota bar food staple –and drizzled with bearnaise sauce.

Carnitas with a sesame-garlic ginger sauce, cabbage, lime and queso fresco, topped with green onion and sour cream and served in a deep-fried cone-shaped tortilla make up the Carnitas Taco Cone.

The Carolina Pit-Smoked Brisket Taco is beef brisket pit-smoked over hickory charcoal, shredded and topped with smoked Gouda cheese, a pickled kale crunch made with kale, Brussels sprouts, carrots, radicchio, napa and red cabbage, with a drizzle of BBQ sauce; served in a flour tortilla with tortilla chips.

Cheesy Sriracha Funnel Cake Bites are bite-sized funnel cake pieces infused with a blend of Parmesan, Romano and mozzarella cheeses, deep-fried and finished with a sprinkle of sharp cheddar and chives, and served with homemade Sriracha aioli dipping sauce. Ranch or garlic butter dipping sauce is also available.

Carnitas-style roast pork, deli-sliced ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles and Juanita's Fajitas'signature mustard folded into a flour tortilla are served up as the Cuban Fusion Fajita.

The Deep-Fried Dilly Dog is a pickle stuffed with bratwurst, dipped in batter and deep-fried.

Duck Drummies are duck wings coated in a batter and seasoning blend, deep-fried and served with Giggles' own tequila lime dipping sauce.

Feta Bites are deep-fried Greek pasta dough stuffed with feta cheese, cream cheese and Dino's Greek seasoning and served with a creamy olive tapenade.

Two stuffed tacos – one filled with green chorizo and potatoes and one filled with a vegetarian black bean and corn mix – are deep-fried, topped with crumbled cheese and a drizzle of guacamole salsa and served on-a-stick as the Fried Tacos On-A-Stick.

The Grilled Sota Sandwich is a cinnamon nut butter and Minnesota blueberry marmalade served warm on Irish soda bread. It's also gluten-free and dairy-free.

The Halo Cone is a swirled blend of cotton candy and blue raspberry soft serve ice cream in a halo of vanilla cotton candy and sprinkled with a mix of candy toppings.

BBQ chips topped with smoked pulled buffalo chicken, blue cheese fondue, pickled jalapeños, tomatoes, green onions and blue cheese crumbles make up the Hot Hen.

The Irish Whiskey Boneless Wings consist of white chicken chunks, breaded, deep-fried, tossed in Irish whiskey BBQ sauce and garnished with chopped scallions. They are also gluten-free.

The Jamm'in Brisket Grilled Cheese consists of slow-smoked brisket, red onion jam, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses and RC's hot BBQ sauce.

The Joey Mary is an iced coffee slushie topped with a skewer of gluten-free baked goods, including a chocolate bite, honey toffee crunch and almond cookie.

Grilled lamb loins seasoned with Mama Fatima's Holy Land Marinade are served up as the Lamb T-Bone Chops.

The Lavender Lemonade is pink lemonade made with fresh lavender leaves.

The Mini Donut Latte is a traditional latte with house-made mini donut flavoring, whole milk and espresso topped with a dusting of cinnamon and sugar.

The No Bologna Coney is an Italian mortadella pork sausage flavored with pistachios and Mancini's pepper blend, served on a buttered and toasted split-top bun, and topped with mild muffuletta olive and pepper salad.

What are the Nordic Waffles in Pebbles & Bam Bam and Al Pastor varieties? Two new fresh-made waffle wraps: Pebbles & Bam Bam with warm Reese's chocolate peanut butter cups and fruity cereal; and Waffle Al Pastor made with Mexican-style marinated pork, pineapple, onions, cilantro and salsa verde.

Peaches n' Cream Nachos are a bed of cinnamon sugar pita chips with Bridgeman's Peaches n' Cream ice cream, peach topping, a drizzle of honey and crushed pecans, finished with whipped cream, a cherry and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

The Shrimp & Grits Fritters are aged cheddar grits, gulf shrimp, onions and Creole seasoning, deep-fried and served with aioli dipping sauce. They are also gluten-free.

The Snow Cap Mini Waffle Sundae is a mini waffle topped with a scoop of Izzy's cream cheese ice cream, real maple syrup and a Maraschino cherry.

Cabbage leaves wrapped around seasoned ground pork and rice, prepared with tomato sauce and served with a dinner roll make up the Stuffed Cabbage Roll.

The Tipsy Pecan Tart is a pecan pie infused with Dubliner Irish Whiskey and baked in a buttery shortbread shell. It's also gluten-free.

The Turkish Pizza is a Turkish-style cracker-thin flatbread, authentically named Lahmacun, topped with spicy minced beef, onion, tomato, lettuce, cucumber salad, parsley, fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon and garlic sauce, then rolled or folded.

Cheesecake in a tart crust served warm with choice of chocolate, salted caramel or strawberry glaze or without topping make up the Warm Cheesecake Tart.

The Wingwalker Donut Flight is an assortment of hot, deep-fried cake donut holes and three syringes with DIY fillings – Bavarian cream, chocolate custard and Minnesota lingonberry jam.

Wondering where to find the new items? Take a look at the food-finder map here.

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