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Even as more government agencies call for healthier food across the country, America's state fairs remain a safe haven for creative deep-frying. The Minnesota State Fair — which claims to have the largest daily attendance of any state fair in the country — has announced the new foods that will be available next August..
Comet Corn - Described as a "futuristic caramel corn made with liquid nitrogen." Sub-zero temps mean one breathes vapor trails of "comet dust" that leave a "tingly, bubbly feeling."
Chop Dog - A griddled all-beef wiener chopped into pieces and stuffed into a bread pocket.
Bacon Cannoli - It's a cannoli with bacon.
Grilled, Glazed Doughnut - With strawberry-mint dipping sauce.
Cocoa Cheese Bites - Crushed cocoa-puff-breaded Wisconsin cheddar cheese nuggets. Dunked in hot chocolate sauce.
Deep-Fried Monte Cristo - The sandwich is traditionally pan-fried, sure, but why not prove your love by going all the way with one that's taken a hot oil bath, been given a fine dusting of powdered sugar, then be-dolloped with raspberry jam.
The Big Andy - You get a quarter-pound hamburger and Philly steak, onions, peppers, and a mix of melted American and Swiss.
Breakfast Sausage Corndog - The batter is pancake, the sausage is link. The sauce is maple-flavored.
The Idaho Taco - It replaces the tortilla with a russet potato.
Philly Fries - The bread found on a cheesecake sandwich has given way to waffle frie.