The 2015 San Diego County Fair opens June 5, and a visit to the fair wouldn’t be complete without indulging in a sweet or deep fried concoction. Along with the usual fair favorites, Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls, and Tasti-Chips, Pork is gracing the menu boards at the 2015 San Diego County Fair. Check out what’s new this year:
THE YEAR OF THE PORK
- BBQ Pig Skins – deep-fried pig skins tossed in BBQ seasoning.
- Pig Trough – three pounds of pig skins topped with pulled pork and cheese.
- Sweet Pork Tacos and Burritos
- Chocolate-Covered Pork Rinds
- Deep-Fried Pork Sandwich
CAJUN MEETS WASABI
- Breaded Cajun Shrimp and Jalapeños
- Cajun Pork Rinds
- Cajun Shrimp Skewers
- Cajun Hushpuppies – cornmeal deep fried with Cajun flavoring.
- Wasabi Bacon Bombs – spicy pork with wasabi, wrapped in dough and bacon and fried.
- Wasabi Bacon Fries – fries with wasabi, bacon, grilled onions and peppers.
- Chicken-Fried Bacon – bacon in chicken-fried steak batter.
- Bacon-on-a-Stick – 10 feet of bacon.
READY FOR DESSERT?
- S’mores-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert – a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough, Hershey’s bar, toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, and another layer of cookie dough. It’s then baked and served à la mode and garnished in hot fudge.
- Deep-Fried Starbucks®? – Starbucks whole coffee beans and chocolate chips in sweet pastry dough, wrapped in bacon, deep fried, rolled in sugar and served with whipped cream.
- Caramel Coconut Samoa Donut
- Corn-Flavored Ice Cream-on-the-Cob
- Fireball® Donut
- Deep-Fried Slimfast® Bar – a battered, deep-fried Slimfast Meal Bar.
- Deep-Fried Peanut Butter Pickle – a hollowed out pickle filled with peanut butter and then deep fried.
A TWIST ON THE CLASSICS
- Cuban Fusion Burger is a seasoned beef patty, smoked ham and garnished with pickles, tomato and chipotle aioli.
- Sriracha Corn Dog. Chicken Fries – chicken strips in a French fry shape) will also grace the menu.
- Grilled French Onion Soup Sandwich
- Grilled Cheese Frito Crunch Sandwich
- Grilled French Onion Soup
- Shark Taco
- Po’ Boy Fish and Shrimp Sandwiches – traditionally made on French baguette, Louisiana-style.
- Brussels Sprouts Sandwich – lightly toasted sprouts with hoisin, honey and Sriracha sauce.
With more than 1,000 items on the food vendors’ collective menus – there is something for everyone at this years San Diego County Fair.
The theme for the 2015 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons is “A Fair to Remember: Celebrate The World’s Fairs and Balboa Park,” and commemorates the centennial anniversary of the 1915 Panama – California Exposition held in Balboa Park. The Fair will run for 25 days, from Friday, June 5 at 4 p.m. through Sunday, July 5, 2015, and will be closed on Mondays and the first two Tuesdays.
[Images courtesy of the San Diego County Fair]