Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Minnesota State Fair

Blame it on Saveur’s article on the food culture of celebrated State Fair’s in the USA

I haven’t been to the Minnesota State Fair since I was 16 years old but from “On-A- Stick” to Pommes Frites, I am determined to make up for lost time.

Here are some of the things I intend to consume:

AZ Canteen: The king of Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern rolled out a food truck on August 25th at the Minnesota State Fair.

They say they won’t be offering pig’s blood but goat burgers and cabrito sausage (from Pat LaFrieda), plus veal tongue sliders, and pork belly round out their menu.

Ragin' Ankles: Slow-smoked tender pork shanks, crispy fried and tossed in a spicy pineapple rage sauce – a combination of grilled fresh pineapple, habaneros, BBQ sauce, pineapple juice and cayenne.

Lamb Fries: Traditional Middle Eastern dish of lamb testicles (really Рam I?) marinated with Holy Land spices. Served grilled with saut̩ed onions or deep fried in a crumb coating and served with traditional dill sauce.

Duke's Poutine: Freshly cut french fries topped with piping hot gravy and squeaky white cheddar cheese curds. Can't wait to see if these are as good as my homemade.

Classic Walleye Roll: Fresh walleye (A Minnesota tradition) , served chilled “New England-style” with Minnesota wild rice and minced celery. Dusted with Giggles' Campfire Grill special spice blend and served on a butter-toasted brioche bun.

Bacon Ice Cream: Real cooked and candied bacon in ice cream with a hint of maple flavor.
Catch my post next week…10 pound plus and can’t-eat-another-thing-for–a-month from one of the best State Fair in the country.

Bon Appetit!