A fried Cuban roll filled with chopped ham and pork shoulder, Swiss 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.

Images: State Fair of Texas foods

Published On: Sep 02 2013 02:56:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2013 12:08:24 PM CDT
2013 Big Tex Choice Awards finalists include Deep Fried Nutella®, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner

Check out the 2013 Big Tex Choice Award finalists - the latest and greatest innovations in fried food. They'll be served up during the 2013 State Fair of Texas in Dallas, which goes on from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20, 2013.

Awesome Deep Fried Nutella®
1 / 9

Cream cheese and Nutella® are whipped and spread over flaky Phyllo dough sheets, rolled up, and deep fried. Served with a drizzle of honey and shaved almonds.