March 4, 2021

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The most underrated foods at the Minnesota State Fair

You hear about the new Minnesota State Fair foods along with the classics, but what foods are the most underrated? Here are five you can't miss.

You hear about new Minnesota State Fair foods and classic Fair fare, but what is a bit off the beaten path and worth the cash? I asked Twin Cities Live Facebook fans for their suggestions and presented the top picks on KSTP-TV.

Most underrated foods at the Minnesota State Fair

Australian Battered Potatoes

Australian Battered Potatoes

  • From Australian Potatoes, on Judson Avenue between Liggett and Clough near the Coliseum
  • Battered and deep-fried sliced potatoes, topped with your choice of cheese, ranch, spicy chipotle sauce, sweet chili sour cream and bacon
  • Cost $11 – 13
  • You won’t want to eat more than a couple potatoes, so you’ll want to split an order with a few people

Cheese on-a-Stick

Cheese On-a-Stick

  • 3 locations on the Fairgrounds, including next to the Carrousel
  • Melted Swiss cheese, deep-fried and on-a-stick
  • Also available with pepper jack cheese
  • The booths have different owners, and they use different batters

London Broil

London Broil

  • From Butcher Boys London Broil, on Dan Patch just east of the Grandstand
  • Sliced steak served on a hoagie bun with cheese sauce and banana peppers

Onion Rings

Onion Rings

  • From Danielson’s & Daughters, located outside the south side of the Food Building
  • Thin onion rings are deep-fried, making them not too heavy and not too potent

Fried Ravioli

  • From Vescio’s, located in front of the Grandstand
  • Available in sausage, beef, cheese and jalapeno, spinach and artichoke, and cheese flavors
  • Vescio’s has been at the State Fair since 1974