Deep-Fried Cuban Roll Wins Top Award at State Fair of Texas

It's a beauty.
It's a beauty. Photo: Courtesy State Fair of Texas

The prestigious State Fair of Texas rivals its Minnesota counterpart: Yesterday, a deep-fried Cuban with ham, pork shoulder, cheese, and pickles won the coveted “Best Taste” award in the deep-fried-food contest. “Most Creative” went to a deep-fried ball of Thanksgiving dishes (turkey, stuffing, and creamed corn), and shockingly, the deep-fried King Ranch casserole and chicken-fried meatloaf both left empty-handed. The state fair runs in Dallas through October 20, and all of the eight finalists are available for purchase. What better way to celebrate the end of bathing-suit season? [Houston Chronicle]