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Jun 15, 2007 12:02 PM

Where to get deep fried mac and cheese?

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Deep fried mac and cheese? Enquiring minds want to know. I encountered "mac and cheese curds" at the Park Tavern in St. Louis Park once -- they seemed like tater tots on the outside and Kraft Mac 'n Cheese on the inside.

Is this the same thing? Where does one get the definitive deep fried mac and cheese?


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  1. Axel's is the purveyor of (deep fried) macaroni and cheese on a stick. The only way to keep track of this stuff is via the state fair online "food finder" (not operational yet for the 2007 fair.)

    Anne, bless her heart, compiled the food finder for us last year so that we could print it out and take it with us so we could find our favorite foods at the fair. It was 25 pages...


    1. The absolute best IMO?

      Grumpy's on Washington. They are real, they are not kraft dinner on the inside, but more like velveeta and elbow noodles with a tempora batter. They come with some kind of cold, seasoned sour cream which sorta melts when you put the mac&cheese bite in it and is sickeningly decadent and unhealthy and salty and bad for you and SOOOOOO good with a cold cold beer before a Twin's game.

      My second favorite is probaby at the State Fair at the same stand where you get the Bull Ballz. They come on a stick of course.

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      1. re: Foureyes137

        Bull Bites. Not Bull Ballz. I don't know where you've been getting ballz. ;)

        1. re: Jordan

          It's a little out of the way place over by the livestock paddock. I don't ask questions. ;)

        2. re: Foureyes137

          That's Axel's--the place that serves the Bull Bites and the mac and cheese on a stick.


          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            but let me preface this by stating that my non-CH sister chose not only a chain, but a TGIFriday's nonetheless (but hey, what's her faces Top Chef soup/sandwich combo is still on there) - anyway, they have deep fried mac n' cheese and if you have a craving for it - there it is.

            Also, if you happen to be taking a road trip to the Mankato area -there is a place called Pub 500 -they also carry deep fried mac and cheese and they're actually not that bad.

        3. I've never had the state fair version, but I've seen deep fried mac & cheese triangles at various supermarket delis. I tried them at my local market, and they were pretty old and rubbery. If you got them fresh, they might be better.

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