Potato key ingredient in new state fair foodsFair officials say last year's new foods were all about bacon. This year it's potato.
By: Associated Press,
ST. PAUL — What do peach-glazed pig cheeks, the Texas tater dog and tornado potato have in common?
They're all new food creations coming to this year's Minnesota State Fair. And, yes, they're all served on a stick.
Fair officials say last year's new foods were all about bacon. This year it's potato.
The tornado potato is an entire potato, cut into a spiral, flash fried and put on a stick. The Texas tater dog is similar, only the potato is coiled around a German sausage. There's also the fry dog, which is a hot dog on a stick encrusted with french fries.
As for the pig cheeks, they're parts of the pig's facial cheeks that are marinated, grilled and then glazed with peach.
This year's state fair starts Aug. 27 and runs through Labor Day.