ST. PAUL (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Fair has announced its lineup of new food for 2012, which includes bacon ice cream and beef tongue tacos.
A whopping 40 new foods will join the fair favorites this year.
Here’s the full list:
Alere’s Featured Salads – Asian Salad – Romaine lettuce, fresh parsley, Mandarin orange slices, sliced almonds, sesame seeds, feta cheese and croutons with choice of Asian vinaigrette or raspberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Classic Tossed Salad – Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, pecans, dried cherry/cranberries, olives, feta cheese and croutons with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Garden Salad – Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes and croutons, with choice of ranch, French or raspberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. At Veggie Pie, located in the Food Building.
Bacon Ice Cream – Real cooked and candied bacon in ice cream with a hint of maple flavor. At Rainbow Ice Cream, five different locations including Carousel Park, Underwood Street north of Dan Patch Avenue, Underwood Street south of Dan Patch Avenue, Carnes Avenue at Liggett Street, and the Agriculture Horticulture Building.
Beef Tongue Caramelos (Tacos) (Available Aug. 27–30) – Served with chipotle salsa, cilantro vinaigrette, sautéed onions, cabbage and jalapeno. At Sonora Grill (new vendor) – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
Breakfast Sliders – Trio of sliders (steak, Cajun sausage and ham) served with scrambled eggs, homemade garlic mayo and topped with cheese and green onions. At Ragin Cajun, located in The Garden, on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street.
Camel Burger Sliders (Available Aug. 31-Sept. 3) – Spiced camel meat served with tomato, white American cheese, spicy mayo and caramelized onions. At Safari Express – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
Cereal Killer Ice Cream – Soft ice cream that tastes just like the milk left at the bottom of the breakfast cereal bowl. Featuring two flavors – one sweet and chocolatey and one honey and nutty. It’s served in a bowl with a little milk creeping up the sides and topped with dry cereal. Two fruit toppings available: banana caramel and strawberry balsamic. At Blue Moon Dine-In Theater, located on the corner of Chambers Street and Carnes Avenue.
Cheeseburger Sticks – Hamburger, American cheese, pickles and a secret sauce wrapped up in fresh-baked pizza dough and served with pickles and dipping sauce. At Green Mill, located west of the Family Fair Stage in Baldwin Park.
Chicken Nachos On-a-Stick – Skewered chicken breast with corn chips, nacho cheese, pico de gallo and jalapenos. At Tejas, located in The Garden, on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Puppies – Crushed peanut butter cups baked in the middle of a Fudge Puppy that is dipped in chocolate, layered with whipped cream and a custom-made peanut sauce. At Granny’s Kitchen Fudge Puppies, located on the outside west wall of the Food Building.
Classic Walleye Roll – Fresh walleye, served chilled “New England-style” with Minnesota wild rice and minced celery. Dusted with Giggle’s Campfire Grill special spice blend and served on a butter-toasted brioche bun. At Giggle’s Campfire Grill, located on Cooper Street and Lee Avenue in The North Woods.
Cranberry Wontons (Available Aug. 23-26) – Cranberry-infused cream cheese wrapped in a crisp, flaky wonton shell and drizzled with chocolate sauce. At Pham’s Deli – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
Duke’s Poutine – Freshly cut french fries topped with piping hot gravy and squeaky white cheddar cheese curds. At Duke’s Poutine (new vendor), located on Judson Avenue next to the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Booth.
Eggplant Caramelos (Tacos) (Available Aug. 27-30) – Served with roasted red pepper, sautéed onion, Chihuahua cheese and chimichurri aioli. At Sonora Grill (new vendor) – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.
Eggplant Fries (Available Aug. 27-30) – Served with chimichurri aioli for dipping. At Sonora Grill (new vendor) – Taste of Midtown Global Market, located in the International Bazaar.