State fairs aren't exactly known for their healthy food and beverages, and the Minnesota State Fair is no exception. With its cheese curds, garlic fries, and bacon-on-a-stick, the yearly event is a much-loved indulgence for thousands of visitors.
For Traveler magazine, the standout treat
for this year is deep-fried cookie dough. In an article on state fairs around the country, the writer notes: "At the Minnesota State Fair, the scent of freshly baked cookies is not what it seems. These chocolate chip treats skip the oven--instead, they're coated with a sweet batter, deep-friend, and sprinkled with powdered sugar."
Other dishes showcased from state fairs include fried watermelon at the Arizona State Fair and chicken-fried bacon at the State Fair of Texas.