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Unique Food Competition

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One of the most popular events of the annual New Mexico State Fair. The Unique Foods Contest provides an opportunity for fair food vendors to compete among themselves to be crowned the reigning champion of creative culinary delights, which is no small task considering the vast array of delicious and unique cuisine options enjoyed by patrons each year at the New Mexico State Fair.

2016 Competitors

New Mexico Green Chile Peanut Brittle

Vendor Name: Cowboy Nut Shoppe

Booth location: On Heritage Avenue, in front of the Flower Building

The 2015 Unique Foods Contest Winner returns with a local spin on an old time favorite. A blend of New Mexico Green Chile added to an Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle Recipe that created a unique sweet and spicy treat.

Bacon Wrapped Green Chile Cheeseburger

Vendor Name: Rex’s Makin’ Bacon

Booth Location: Food Court

Rex’s Makin’ Bacon is taking their famous, fresh, handmade burger, topping it with green chile and American cheese, wrapping it in bacon and deep-frying the whole thing to crispy, brown perfection.

Deep Fried Steak Fajita

Vendor Name: Quesada’s

Booth Location: Food Court

The 2014 Unique Foods Contest Winner returns after taking a year off for a chance to reclaim his victory with a Deep Fried Steak Fajita. Grilled bell peppers, onions, fresh roasted green chile, Applewood smoked bacon, and cheese dipped in a homemade batter and deep fried to golden brown perfection. This fajita comes served with Quesada’s homemade chipotle cream sauce.

Foot Long Deep Fried Bacon Enchilada Dog

Vendor Name: Casa Dog

Booth Location: Main Street, next to Baskin Robbins

A foot long all-beef hot dog, wrapped in a New Mexico corn tortilla, then stuffed with thick smoked bacon and cheese, and smothered in green chile.

Lobster Roll

Vendor Name: Gator and Taters

Booth Location: Food Court

A New Mexico State Fair twist on this classic New England favorite, this yummy sandwich is a combination of lobster claw and tail meats sautéed in butter, parsley, garlic, and diced green chile served on a deli roll with a touch of chipotle mayo.

Green Chile Maple Bacon Mini Donuts

Vendor Name: Tom Tom Donuts

Booth Location: North end of Main Street

Fresh hot mini donuts drizzled with a sweet and spicy green chile maple frosting with crumbled salty bacon over the top.

Smothered and Covered Chicken Nuggets

Vendor Name: Stuffies

Booth Location: Food Court

Chicken nuggets on a stick, deep fried to a golden brown, then topped with grilled peppers, onions, jalapenos and melted cheese.

Marshmallow Delights

Vendor Name: Extreme Ice Cream

Booth Location: Food Court

Extra large marshmallow wrapped in cookie dough and dipped in chocolate covered with a choice of Oreo cookies, nuts, sprinkles, or Reese’s Pieces.

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