indexLast year’s winner was The Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll (see photo).

Here’s a look at a few of the entries/entrees this year (fat grams, calories and carbs not included):

Awesome Deep Fried Nutella: Who doesn’t love Nutella, that wonderfully rich and chocolatey spread? Now it’s mixed with cream cheese and spread over Phyllo dough before hitting the hot grease.

Deep Fried Cuban Roll: It’s hard to beat a Cuban pressed sandwich, but this just might do it. Take some pastry dough, fill it with pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese and other goodies and deep fry it.

Fernie’s Deep Fried King Ranch Casserole: As if the popular southwestern casserole wasn’t fattening enough, this version is coated in panko breadcrumbs (is anything not coated in panko these days?) and fried up just right.

Golden Fried Millionaire Pie: A lovely after-dinner treat, how does cream cheese and pineapple mixed with pecans, then wrapped in pie crust and deep fried sound? Yeah, that’s what we thought.

Spinach Dip Bites: This would be the healthy option. Spinach and artichoke bites coated with crushed tortilla chips and flash fried.

Texas Fried Fireball: This could be our early favorite. It’s a concoction of pimento cheese, pickles, cayenne pepper, and bacon that are whipped into a ball, dipped in a batter and fried. Dip in spicy ranch dressing.