Rep. Emmer Wins Hot Dish Competition 26 Apr 18

WASHINGTON, D.C. [04/26/2018]—Yesterday (Wednesday), Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn) hosted the eighth annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition.

Sen. Smith took up the helm of Al Franken’s annual hotdish off to determine which Minnesota Congressional Delegation member makes the best hotdish. 

Rep. Emmer (left) and Sen. Smith

Rep. Tom Emmer’s “Hotdish of Champions” was named the winner of the 2018 Hotdish Off after a blind taste test—and a tie broken by Master of Ceremonies (and MinnPost’s Washington Correspondent) Sam Brodey—of all ten dishes.

This is Rep. Emmer’s first hotdish title.

“I’ve often said that serving as Lieutenant Governor was like being invited into Minnesotan’s living rooms,” said Sen. Smith “Now, as Senator, I am proud to continue this tradition today because it’s like bringing the Minnesota kitchen—and the tradition of great hotdish—to Washington. I want to thank all of my colleagues in the Minnesota Congressional delegation for taking part, and congrats to Rep. Emmer for winning this year’s competition.”

“I was excited to once again join all of my Minnesota colleagues for the annual Hotdish competition,” said Congressman Emmer. “My hotdish this year was inspired by the incredible performances of Minnesotans, like Maddie Rooney and Mike Shultz of Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District, in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Just like them, this ‘Hotdish of Champions’ brought home the gold!”

Click here for all the participants recipes.  Click here for photos.