Salsa a la Salsa's Fried Chocolate Truffles: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 75

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Shauna Younge
A fiesta in your mouth
Let's face it, in Minnesota we like fried food of nearly any type whether it's meat, veggie, or fruit. Even if the idea unusual fried goodness only appeals to you during State Fair season, Salsa a la Salsa's fried chocolate truffle is one fried food not to miss. This decadent dessert has so much going for it, that it's hard to settle on one favorite component.

Aside from the fact that the concoction is miraculously not a greasy mess, it deserves recognition for so much more.

Three fried chocolate truffles are ensconced in a crispy shells filled with molten, liquid rich chocolate. As though that weren't enough, the truffles are nestled next to a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream which sits atop two fried cinnamon and sugar coated tortillas.

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Shauna Younge
Fried chocolate is the best of both worlds, savory and sweet.

You can enjoy the crunchy sweetness of the fried tortilla's hardened exterior on its own, but why would you do such a thing when you can easily convert it into a makeshift spoon to scoop the ice cream into your mouth? In case three small truffles doesn't feed your need for chocolate, all three of your dessert components is drizzled in even more molten chocolate.

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Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 76: Anodyne's  Artichoke Melt

No. 77: Origami's steamed duck
No. 78: B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog bar 
No. 79: Mozza Mia's house-made limoncello
No. 80: Salty Tart Bakery's pastry cream-filled brioche
No. 81: Little Szechuan's bamboo tips with chili sauce
No. 82: Oceanaire's Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
No. 83: Aperitif's Nonni's Meatballs
No. 84: Christos's Saganaki
No. 85: Seven Stars' Sesame Bagel
No. 86: Hell's Kitchen Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes
No. 87: Blackbird banh mi
No. 88: Tank Goodness chocolate chip cookies
No. 89: Sole Cafe's gal bee
No. 90: Porter & Frye's El Pelon
No. 91: Coffee News' fish and chips
No. 92: Bread & Chocolate's Fabulous Fudge Bar
No. 93: People's Organic Panna Cotta
No. 94: Sea Salt Eatery Crawdad Po' Boy
No. 95: Fuji Ya's Tofu Don
No. 96: Ike's Food and Cocktails The Weekender Bloody Mary
No. 97: Punch's Toto pizza
No. 98: Stockholm Pie Company's peanut butter fudge cream pie
No. 99: Dogwood Coffee Co.'s macchiato
No. 100: Al's Breakfast buttermilk pancakes

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