Seven food finalists went head to head in the 2005 Big Tex Choice Awards.
Two fried delicacies, one a twist on everyone’s favorite sandwich, the other a crispy and creamy delight, were chosen as the first two winners of the Big Tex Choice Awards.
Best Taste: Fried PBJ and Banana Sandwich
Most Creative: Vegas Fried Ice Cream
2005 Big Texas Choice Awards descriptions
Vegas Fried Ice Cream: Combination peanut butter/bananas/and rock ’n’ roll in a tasty fried ice cream ball. Topped with a special banana pie sauce, it’s accompanied by a guitar-shaped buñuelo striped with peanut butter. So good it’ll make your leg start a-shakin’!
Fried PBJ and Banana Sandwich: An old favorite kicked up a notch for the State Fair! A carefully made peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwich, that’s frozen, dipped in a special batter, quick fried and dusted with powdered sugar. A delicious hot-and-cold sensation!
Sweet Potato Fries: Piping-hot sweet potato fries sprinkled with Lawry’s seasoned salt, covered in shredded cheddar cheese and broiled to perfection. Brown sugar and cayenne pepper are dusted on the fries followed by a topping of crumbled bacon. Served with a side of Ranch dipping sauce.
Fried Italian Meatballs: Delicious Italian-style meatballs battered and fried to a golden brown; plump and juicy inside and crunchy on the outside. The meatballs are served with a side of dipping sauce.
Fried Coconut Coated Pineapple Rings: Newly manufactured product consisting of silver dollar sized pineapple slices, lightly battered with a coconut breading. Deep fried to perfection, sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with whip crème, a cherry and a tiny paper umbrella!
White Chocolate Bread Pudding: Generous chunks of fresh French bread soaked in a creamy custard of rich white chocolate and baked until golden brown. Hefty portions are served warm and drenched in a white chocolate cream sauce.
Awesome Bread Pudding Wrap: Special-recipe bread pudding with rum sauce gently wrapped in a flour tortilla. Flash-fried, it’s dusted with a combination of cinnamon and sugar and then frozen. Final product is finished in deep fryer, oven or microwave.