Tuesday, September 3, 2013

2013 Big Tex Choice Award Winners Are Deep Fried Cuban Roll & Fried Thanksgiving Dinner

The eagerly anticipated ninth annual Big Tex Choice Awards for the 2013 State Fair of Texas were announced on Labor Day.

This year the winners actually sound tasty and something I would be willing to try, unlike some of the winners previous years.

Deep-Fried Coke and Deep-Fried Butter come to mind.

This year's winner of the coveted Best Taste Award went to Isaac Rousso for his Deep Fried Cuban Roll.

The Most Creative Award went to Justin Martinez for Fried Thanksgiving Dinner.

From the Big Tex website we get a description of the winners and the top competitors. I believe all will be available for consuming at the State Fair of Texas which starts up September 27 and closes on October 20.

Big Tex Choice Award Top Picks...

Deep Fried Cuban Roll
A filling of slow cooked pork shoulder, chopped ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and secret sauce is spread onto a slice of Swiss cheese, rolled up in pastry dough, and deep fried.  Roll is served with a side of majo sauce for dipping.

Fried Thanksgiving Dinner
Mama’s homemade stuffing and diced roasted turkey are rolled in a ball.   Next it’s dipped in southern cream corn and rolled in seasoned corn meal - all fried to a crispy golden brown. Served with old fashion giblet brown gravy.   The zesty orange cranberry sauce fills your dipping needs and results in a complete thanksgiving dinner, FRIED!

Fernie’s Deep Fried King Ranch Casserole
Melted cheese, salty, spicy, goodness that is dipped in a zesty southwestern egg wash and coated in panko bread crumbs.  Deep fried golden brown and crunchy on the outside; steamy and creamy on the inside! Served with a side of red, white, and blue tortilla chips and your choice of our homemade “salsafied” sour cream or cheesy queso.

Awesome Deep Fried Nutella®
Whipped Nutella wrapped around a extra crispy dough and deep fried. Topped with strawberries bananas MORE Nutella chocolate whipped cream and powdered sugar.

Golden Fried Millionaire Pie 
Sweetened, fluffy cream cheese filling is loaded with golden pineapple and Texas pecans then wrapped in a flaky pie crust and fried to a golden brown. Topped with whipped cream, toasted coconut, and candied pecans.

Southern Style Chicken-Fried Meatloaf
Homemade meatloaf slices are coated in an authentic Texas chicken-fried breading and deep fried golden brown. Served with garlic mashed potatoes, Texas cream gravy, and a ketchup/brown sugar glaze for dipping.

Spinach Dip Bites
Creamy and delicious spinach artichoke dip bites are coated with crispy tortilla chips and flash-fried until golden brown. Bites are served with salsa for an additional kick.

Texas Fried Fireball 
Pimento cheese, pickles, cayenne pepper, and bacon are rolled into a ball, dipped in buttermilk, covered with a jalapeno-infused batter and deep fried. Served with chipotle ranch for dipping.

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