CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From the mountains to the prairies, Americans from all over the country submitted their favorite state-inspired recipes for a chance to be named the best recipe in America in the Eggland's Best "America's Best Recipe Contest." Today, Eggland's Best has announced the Midwest semi-finalist recipes that will compete for the title of "Best in Region."
Fans will help Eggland's Best determine which recipe will be named the Midwest "Best in Region" and have a chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize. Whether their favorite Midwest recipe is Salted Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake, Midwest Movie Night Popcorn Sundaes, or one of the other impressively delicious dishes, fans can visit the Eggland's Best website and vote for their favorite now through August 24, 2016.
"We are thrilled to reveal the Midwest semi-finalists and are extremely impressed by the creativity displayed in these excellent recipes by both loyal and new EB fans," said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "With 10 times more vitamin E and 5 times more vitamin D than ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best eggs are an easy way to elevate the nutrition of any recipe. These phenomenal recipes will hopefully inspire others to think of new ways to enjoy the great taste and health benefits of EB eggs."
With recipes featuring state-inspired ingredients like Wisconsin white cheddar, fresh honey from Ohio and Nebraska popcorn, the "Best in Region" semi-finalist recipes from the Midwest include:
- Illinois – Linda C. – Pumpkin Stuffed Shells
- Indiana – Hidemi W. – Thin Crispy Fries and Bacon Spinach Quiche with Cornmeal Crust
- Iowa – Melanie S. – Watercress Confetti Quinoa
- Kansas – Betty C. – White Corn Gluten-Free Chicken Strips
- Michigan – Donna B. – Salted Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake
- Minnesota – Sabrina O. – Honeycrisp Apple Pancake
- Nebraska – Deborah B. – Midwest Movie Night Popcorn Sundaes
- North Dakota – Stephanie M. – Honey Custard Ice Cream with Honey Caramel Sauce
- Ohio – Patricia P. – Honey Bee's Baked Custard
- South Dakota – Carissa D. – Rhubarb Custard Kuchen
- Wisconsin – Barb E. – Cranberry Cheddar'N Bacon Deviled Eggs
Once the "Best in Region" recipes from across the U.S. are selected and announced, fans will once again be asked to take part in some friendly competition and vote for the recipe they believe should be named the Grand Prize Winner and earn the title of "America's Best Recipe." The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000 and a year's supply of Eggland's Best eggs, "Best in Region" winners will receive $1,000 each and State winners will receive prizes from Eggland's Best.
"I am so grateful to have been named the winner of the 2014 Eggland's Best "Your Best Recipe" Contest, and with such a delicious lineup of competitors, can't wait to see who will win this year's contest," says Lidia Haddadian of California who entered and won with her Chorizo Tostada Bites in 2014. "As a long-time loyal fan, I know that Eggland's Best eggs are simply superior in nutrition, freshness and taste, and I hope that people will be as excited as I am to try these extraordinary regional dish recipes."
Compared to regular eggs, Eggland's Best eggs contain 25 percent less saturated fat, five times more vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E and three times more vitamin B12. In addition, a recent independent study showed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs. Eggland's Best's superior nutritional profile is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E.
For official contest rules and to vote for your favorite recipe, visit http://www.egglandsbest.com/americasbestrecipe.
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12, and E, and a good source of Vitamin B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have five times more Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times more Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that the eggs meet the highest production and safety standards. Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American shoppers in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, "America's Most Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the 2016 Women's Choice Awards, and has received numerous awards from Prevention Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Women's Health, and many others.
In 2014, Eggland's Best was also awarded "Product of the Year" in the egg category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, cage free hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
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