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Eight Crazy Foods You'll Find at the Minnesota State Fair

Photos: Minnesota State Fair

Though this summer's fair season is just getting started, the Minnesota State Fair so far has a lock on the most insane foods to be put on a stick and deep-fried. Besides the usual — turkey legs, hot dogs, cheeseburgers — Minnesota's fair is offering items like Deep-Fried Breakfast on a Stick, Jello Salad Ice Cream, Pizza Tots, Shrimp Dogs, Pretzel Curds, and — for all the folks on paleo diets in the Mid-West — Gluten-Free Beer-Battered Brats. Find more photos, below:

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Shrimp Dogs


A "Shrimp Dog" from the Shrimp Shack combines baby shrimp with cream cheese, then batter-dips and deep-fries the concoction (after putting it on a stick).


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Chocolate Dessert Salami


There's no actual meat in the dish, but Sausage Sisters offer a "Chocolate Dessert Salami" featuring chocolate, butter, almonds and walnuts rolled into a "distinctive salami shape."


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Pizza Tots


Deep-fried pizza "tots" combine the usual hash browns with sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella, and appropriate pizza seasonings; they're served with a side of pizza sauce for dipping.


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Gluten-Free Corn Brat

Excellent news for Celiac sufferers: This bratwurst corn dog is gluten-free.


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Deep Fried Lobster On-A-Stick


In a questionable use of lobster, the self-explanatory "Deep Fried Lobster On-A-Stick" first poaches the lobster in butter before battering it and then deep-frying the whole thing.


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SnoRibbons


These "SnoRibbons" — half shaved ice, half ice cream — come in flavors like strawberry pretzel cream cheese and "salty dog."


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Jello Salad Ice Cream


This nondescript-looking ice cream takes inspiration from a Midwestern classic: It's "Jello Salad"-flavored.

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