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Minnesota Roots:
A Tour of the New Food Spectacular
at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair

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  1. 1. Minnesota Roots: A Tour of the New Food Spectacular at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair
  2. 2. It’s that time of year again when the Great Minnesota Get-Together rolls into town and we get to indulge in some Food Innovations. Check out all the New Foods we saw at the Minnesota State Fair: Disclaimer: Cargill does not endorse any of these referenced food products, nor can it be guaranteed that any of these products use Cargill salt.
  3. 3. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Shrimp On-A-Stick The Shrimp Shack: Grilled shrimp wrapped in bacon and served on-a-stick.
  4. 4. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Big Andy Andy’s Grille: ¼-pound hamburger topped with Philly steak, sautéed onions, red & green peppers and melted American-Swiss cheese
  5. 5. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Bourbon Wurst Sausage by Cynthia: Homemade specialty pork sausage seasoned with sage, caraway, nutmeg and infused with a distinctive & prestigious bourbon whiskey.
  6. 6. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Breakfast Sausage Corndog Hansen’s Foods: Breakfast sausage link dipped in a pancake corndog batter, deep fried and served with a side of maple syrup.
  7. 7. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Café Caribe’s Taco Slider Trio Café Caribe: A sampler of 3 bite-size tacos: grilled jerk chicken with cheese; pulled pork smothered in a tangy BBQ sauce; and crunchy shrimp topped with creamy chipotle sauce and citrus slaw.
  8. 8. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Cajun Pork Rinds Famous Dave’s: Flash-fried pork skins dusted with Cajun seasonings and served with lemon and Alabama-White BBQ sauce.
  9. 9. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Candied Bacon Cannoli Ole’s Cannoli: The ultimate sweet-savory combo: chewy, caramelized bacon pieces paired with Ole’s sweet, smooth ricotta cheese filling in a fried, crunchy pastry shell.
  10. 10. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Chipotle Chicken Salad Fajita Juanita’s Fajitas: Chicken, walnuts, Craisins and apples with shredded lettuce, chipotle sour cream and a hint of honey in a tortilla.
  11. 11. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Chocolate Chili Ice Cream R&R Ice Cream: Homemade chocolate ice cream infused with a blend of dark chocolate and chili spices. The flavor is chocolate with a hint of heat in every bite.
  12. 12. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Chop Dogs Blue Moon Dine-In Theater: A Kramarczuk all-beef wiener chopped into pieces and grilled until the skin turns crusty. Served original-style, chili dog-style or in a brat-style currywurst.
  13. 13. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Cocoa Cheese Bites Axel’s: Wisconsin cheddar cheese nuggets breaded with cocoa puffs, fried and served with a chocolate dipping sauce.
  14. 14. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Comet Corn Blue Moon Dine-In Theater: A futuristic caramel corn made with liquid nitrogen. This icy-cold popcorn is crispy, crunchy, sweet & salty and leaves a trail of comet dust when exhaled out of the nose and mouth.
  15. 15. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Craft Beer Battered Onion Rings Ball Park Café: Thick-cut onions are dipped in Indeed Daytripper, a local craft beer, then battered, deep fried and served with a spicy beer mustard.
  16. 16. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Deep Fried Olives Fried Fruit: Extra large, pitted green olives dipped in a seasoned batter, deep fried to a golden brown and served with dipping sauce.
  17. 17. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair English Toffee Fudge Puppy Granny’s Kitchen Fudge Puppies: Chocolate-covered bits of English toffee baked in the middle of a fudge puppy (Belgian waffle on-a-stick) then dipped in chocolate and layered with whipped cream, a toffee sauce and more bits of chocolate-covered English toffee.
  18. 18. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Double Bacon Corndog Campbell’s Flavored Corndogs: Bacon-wrapped hot dog dipped in a corndog batter blended with real bacon bits then deep fried.
  19. 19. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Jalapeño Cheese Corndog Campbell’s Flavored Corndogs: Jalapeño and cheese-infused hot dog dipped in a spicy corndog batter then deep fried.
  20. 20. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Sweet Corn Corndog Campbell’s Flavored Corndogs: Hot dog dipped in a corndog batter mixed with kernels of sweet corn then deep fried.
  21. 21. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Fried Pickles ‘n’ Chocolate Preferred Pickles: Preferred Pickles’ popular deep fried pickles dusted with powdered sugar and served with a side of chocolate for dipping.
  22. 22. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Funnel Cake Sundaes Funnel Cakes: Traditional funnel cakes served with soft-serve ice cream and sundae toppings.
  23. 23. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Grilled Glazed Donut Moe & Joe’s: Traditional glazed donut grilled and served with a strawberry mint dipping sauce.
  24. 24. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Gyros by G & G Concessions G & G Concessions: Serving traditional Greek gyros and chicken pitas.
  25. 25. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Cicchetti Cones filled with Shrimp Fresco Mancini’s Al Fresco: A Cicchetti Cone (spiral cone of fresh baked bread) with Shrimp Fresco – shrimp tossed in a lemon and tarragon-based dressing with fresh leaf lettuce.
  26. 26. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Cicchetti Cones filled with Mancini’s Original Meatballs Mancini’s Al Fresco: A Cicchetti Cone (spiral cone of fresh baked bread) with The Original Meatball – piping hot meatballs in a fresh marinara sauce topped with parmesan cheese.
  27. 27. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Mancini’s Signature Steak Sandwich Mancini’s Al Fresco: A seasoned and char-grilled USDA Choice top sirloin steak served on grilled focaccia. Try it with sautéed peppers and onions.
  28. 28. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Porketta Pig Wings Mancini’s Al Fresco: Slow-roasted split pork shanks seasoned with Mancini’s Iron Range-inspired seasoning.
  29. 29. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Minnepumpkin Pie Minneapple Pie: An individual deep fried pumpkin pie with cinnamon and sugar-dusted flaky crust and served with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.
  30. 30. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair North Woods BBQ Taco San Felipe Tacos: BBQ pulled pork topped with bourbon syrup and fresh coleslaw, served on a house-made corncake then wrapped in a flour tortilla.
  31. 31. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Peanut Butter & Jelly Malt Goertze’s Dairy Kone: Real dairy soft-serve ice cream hand blended the old fashioned way with milk, malted milk powder, Goertze’s homemade peanut butter sauce and grape jelly.
  32. 32. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Peanut Butter & Jelly Sundae Goertze’s Dairy Kone: Real dairy soft-serve ice cream smothered in Goertze’s homemade creamy peanut butter sauce, laced with sweet grape jelly, complemented by a crispy peanut butter cookie and finished with real whipped cream.
  33. 33. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Persian Kabob Koobideh Holy Land Deli: Your choice of ground beef or chicken seasoned with onion, saffron and Persian spices - served alone or in a dish with basmati rice that is topped with saffron and butter.
  34. 34. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Philly Fries Andy’s Grille: Seasoned waffle fries topped with Philly steak, sautéed onions, red & green peppers and melted American-Swiss cheese.
  35. 35. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Pitchfork Sausage Pitchfork Sausage: A grilled sausage served on a specially designed pitchfork. Sausage flavors include: Mild sweet Italian sausage; Polish sausage; jalapeño cheese-infused hotdog; and a gluten-free sausage.
  36. 36. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Pork Belly Sliders O’Gara’s at the Fair: Thick-cut slices of pork belly bacon topped with red cabbage slaw and O’Gara’s sauce, served on a bun.
  37. 37. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Portobello Bites Minnesota Wine Country: Grilled sourdough toast brushed with creamy roasted garlic sauce, topped with aged romano & parmesan cheeses and a slice of Portobello mushroom, served warm from the grill.
  38. 38. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Deep Fried Monte Cristo The Sandwich Stop: A triple decker ham and turkey sandwich with Swiss and American cheese deep fried in a light and crispy batter, and garnished with powdered sugar and raspberry preserves.
  39. 39. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Wine Glazed Deep Fried Meatloaf Minnesota Wine Country: Homemade meatloaf deep fried on-a-stick with a red pepper wine glaze.
  40. 40. Photos courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair Dough-sant French Meadow Bakery: Buttery and flaky croissant donut that is deep fried and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar.

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