(NEXSTAR) – If you’ve never had chicken “dough” with buffalo frosting, the Minnesota State Fair will be giving you a chance to fix that soon.
The fair, which will begin in less than two months, has released details of its new food offerings for 2021, which include not only ‘pasta’ but also brandy-infused bacon sandwiches and mashed potatoes. sweet, among other brands. new culinary creations.
The Minnesota State Fair added 26 new official foods and four new food vendors with an expansive menu already on offer at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, ”organizers confirmed in a recent press release. “In total, nearly 500 foods will be available in 300 different concessions across the exhibition center. “
It is these new offerings, however, that could be some of the most intriguing. Fried foods, fatty meats, and cheese seem to be common themes (as always), but more than a few vendors seem to combine them in unexpected ways. Highlights include:
- Buffalo chicken batter, described as a “cookie-style donut” filled with grated chicken and topped with Buffalo frosting and bits of bacon
- Nachos Cracklin Prime, which consist of fried pork skins topped with sliced prime rib, nacho cheese and pico de gallo
- The Nordic Chicken & Macaroni Waffle, made with a fried chicken drumstick and macaroni and cheese, all wrapped in a waffle and topped with honey. There is also a sweeter “I-Scream” version, containing kettle korn and a whole ice cream sandwich inside the waffle.
- The Spufull Puff, a deep-fried treat containing sweet cream cheese and mashed potatoes, served with a maple dip
- Hopper Island, a hollowed out pineapple filled with pieces of grilled teriyaki chicken, pineapple and rice
- The Waffle Burger, essentially a cheeseburger with two “candied” waffles instead of the buns
Other new additions include s’mores-flavored funnel cakes, sashimi tacos, cucumber-jalapeno lime, caramelized banana pudding, and banh mi-style sandwiches and bowls.
“The 26 new foods for this year range from fried, on a stick, gluten-free, savory to sweet,” fair organizers said in a statement shared with Nexstar. “There will always be something for everyone to enjoy!
It’s too early to say which of the dishes will be the most popular at this year’s fair, but at least one popular Minnesota has higher hopes for more traditional offerings. Ahead of the news of the new foods, chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern, of “Bizarre Foods” and “Delicious Destinations,” said on Twitter that he “would rather not eat a fried fruit taco in a pizza at the wild game rolled in a dish bread baked in vegan cheese on a stick.Instead, he hoped vendors would “keep it simple.”
He later noted that some of the new foods “looks very promising.”
A full list of novel foods at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair, and when and where they will be available, can be found at the fair. official site.
This year’s festivities will begin on August 26 and end on September 6.