The Free Press, Mankato, MN

April 10, 2013

Walz wins hotdish honor with Hermann the German recipe

The Free Press

— Rep. Tim Walz’s “Hermann the German” hotdish — a concoction of tater tots, cheese, brats and Schell’s Beer — has taken top honors in an annual contest among Minnesota’s congressional delegation.

The recipe, created by the Walz office, was judged the best hotdish among the nine-member delegation Wednesday.

Sen. Al Franken holds the friendly contest as a way for the delegation to get together and celebrate a Minnesota tradition.

The contest the declared the Mankato Democrat the winner was judged by former Rep. Vin Weber, a Republican, and former Rep. Gerry Sikorski, a Democrat.

Last year, Franken and former Rep. Chip Cravaack tied for first, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar won in 2011.