26 June 2015

The Minnesota State Fair rules the land

Have you seen this list of "new foods" unveiled by the good people of the Minnesota State Fair?  It is awe-inspiring, and I would like to propose a mass migration to their fair lands.  But only for about a month.  I hear the mosquitoes totally suck there.

Some highlights, in case you're too busy to read the above link:

(all photos stolen from MPR, who stole them from Minnesota State Fair)

The mac and cheese cupcake features macaroni and cheese in a breadcrumb crust and is frosted (?!) with Cheez Whiz.

The hot tail is a roasted pig tail coated in a scallion ginger sauce. This seems particularly disgusting, and I am dying to try it.

The kimchi 'n' curry poutine features braised pork and potatoes smothered with curry gravy and cheddar cheese, topped with kimchi and a poached egg. OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD.

This fine-looking Italian meatloaf-on-a-stick is stuffed with mozzarella and pepperoni, topped with marinara sauce and a Parmesan herb blend. Otherwise it might not be filling enough.

Quite possibly winning the award for weirdest food, and also for food that looks the most like a poop, here is a photo of fried kalettes (pronounced kale-etts). Battered kale is fried crispy in wine and served with sweet Thai chili sauce.

Thank you, Minnesota. What's your favorite wacky fair food?