Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Fried Thanksgiving Dinner deemed Most Creative at State Fair fried food awards
Fried Cuban Roll was named Best Taste.
FAIR PARK Of the eight wacky finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards, concessionaire Justin Martinez's Fried Thanksgiving Dinner won on Monday for Most Creative. Judges in the State Fair of Texas' annual fried foods competition have picked fried bubblegum and fried beer as Most Creative entries in the past.
Fried Thanksgiving Dinner contains stuffing, turkey and cream corn, and is served with gravy and orange cranberry sauce on the side.
The big winner, however, is the concessionaire who takes home Best Taste. The panel of three judges gave that distinct honor to the Deep Fried Cuban Roll this year. The dish contains pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles, all fried and served with "secret sauce." The fried Cuban roll is the work of concessionaire Isaac Rousso, who is a first-time winner. He made the finalist round for the past three years.
The remaining six Big Tex Choice Awards finalists are: fried Nutella, fried King Ranch casserole, fried Meatloaf, fried Millionaire Pie, Spinach Dip Bites and Fried Fireball. All will be available for purchase when the State Fair of Texas opens on September 27.
According to The Dallas Morning News, six of the eight concessionaires in Monday's competition have won in the past.
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