Skip to main content

Hot to tot: Franken's hotdish cook-off is now happening May 11

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Minnesota is known for a lot of wonderful things: Prince, 10,000 lakes, Paul Bunyan and Babe, Bob Dylan, and ... hotdish.

Sen. Al Franken will host his sixth annual Hotdish Competition with his fellow senator and representatives from Minnesota on Wednesday, May 11, his office announced Wednesday morning.

The competition was postponed in March after President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court that morning. As members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Franken and Sen. Amy Klobuchar attended the announcement at the White House.

Competing with Franken and Klobuchar (in order of Congressional District): Reps. Tim Walz, John Kline, Erik Paulsen, Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, Tom Emmer, Collin Peterson and Rick Nolan.

https://twitter.com/SenFranken/status/725337098438467584

The hotdishes will be judged based on taste, originality, and presentation.

Last year's winner was McCollum, for her “Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Hotdish." 

https://twitter.com/jburcum/status/590914489509228544

Recipes of all of the entries will be posted on Franken's website after the competition.

Last year's recipes can be found here.

The competition supports a good cause – the delegation will be making a donation to Second Harvest Heartland.

Next Up

Doug Wardlow

Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary

Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.

Flickr - welcome to minnesota sign - Tony Webster

US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI

The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.

tornado

7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND

Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, May 17

72 hours of case data reported over the weekend is included in Tuesday updates.

Stallings surveillance footage - screengrab - crop

City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement

Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.

Kayak

2 rescued after kayaks capsize on Sauk River

Recent heavy rainfall produced a strong currents on the water.

covid 19 test

How to order 8 free at-home COVID-19 tests

A third round of free tests is now available from the U.S. government.

4303450641_ec7536c6ea_k

Three new Grandstand shows added for Minnesota State Fair 2022

The Beach Boys and Portugal. The Man are among several acts booked.

St. Louis County

St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels

Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.

Screen Shot 2022-05-16 at 5.03.30 PM

Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis

The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.

Related