80
      Monday
      93 / 66
      Tuesday
      90 / 65
      Wednesday
      93 / 67

      Fried Cuban roll gets "Best Taste"

      DALLAS (AP) - A fried Cuban roll filled with chopped ham and pork shoulder, cheese and pickles drew "Best Taste" honors at a State Fair of Texas fried food contest.

      While a Thanksgiving dinner of stuffing, turkey and creamed corn rolled into a ball and deep-fried took "Most Creative" honors at the Big Tex Choice Awards.

      A three-judge panel on Monday taste-tested eight finalists before awarding the prizes. Other contenders were a deep fried Nutella, a deep fried King Ranch casserole and chicken-fried meatloaf.

      Last year's "Best Taste" winner was a fried bacon cinnamon roll, and the "Most Creative" new food in 2012 was deep-fried jambalaya.

      The State Fair of Texas runs Sept. 27 through Oct. 20.

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      State Fair of Texas: http://www.bigtex.com/sft/

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