Every state is home to some iconic dishes. So Redditor u/emilou09 asked, "I’m cooking one meal from every state in the United States. What meal best represents your state?" Here were some of the responses!
1.Maryland: "Maryland-style crab cakes, and the only recipe you need is the one on the Old Bay can."
2.Iowa: "Huge fried pork tenderloin on a regular bun, scotchaeroos for dessert."
3.Oregon: "Anything with Marionberries!"
4.North Carolina: "Pulled pork sandwich with a vinegar based sauce. Be sure to have some hushpuppies and coleslaw on the side!"
5.Rhode Island: "Clear clam chowder, clam cakes, and a Narragansett beer."
6.Texas: "Brisket or the whole BBQ set up with all the fixings."
7.Hawaii: "Pan fried slices of spam, two scoops of white, steamed rice, and scrambled eggs."
8.Washington, D.C.: "Half smoke sausage topped with mustard, onions, chili, and cheese (both shredded and melted)."
9.Georgia: "Pecan pie, and biscuits and gravy."
10.Nebraska: "A 'salad' made from Cool Whip, marshmallows, walnuts, and a packet of Jello."
11.Indiana: "Sugar cream pie. That's about as Indiana as it gets for me."
12.Oklahoma: "Chicken fried steak."
13.Utah: "Funeral potatoes are cooked by many people here, Mormon or not."
35.Washington: "Cedar-plank teriyaki salmon. And as a Seattle fella, I identify with blackberry pie. Those bushes are everywhere."
36.Mississippi: Chicken and dumplings, corn bread, black eyed peas, and fried catfish."
37.Massachusetts: "Traditional baked beans and lobsta rolls."
38.West Virginia: "Pepperoni rolls as a starter, country fried steak and green beans with sweet tea or beer."
39.New York: "It's a big state. To cover all your bases take a scoop of a garbage plate, cover it with buffalo sauce, and dump it on a bagel."
40.Alaska: "Grilled salmon (wild, NOT farmed or 'Atlantic.') You can make salmon chowder, smoked salmon, salmon dip, or salmon cakes."
41.New Hampshire: "Blueberry pancakes with fresh local maple syrup, then some poutine which we've stolen from our friends up North."
42.Colorado: "Green chili cheese fries."
43.Maine: "Whoopie pies."
44.Virginia: "Salty ham for the mountainous regions. The ham has to be dry and salty so it's shelf stable, then it's used in biscuits or green beans."
45.Connecticut: "New Haven-style clam pizza and lobster rolls."
46.Illinois: "The obvious ones are deep dish pizza and Chicago dogs, but there's also Italian beef sandwiches (bonus points for a 'dipped' roll), tamales, pierogies, tavern-style pizza, and chicken vesuvio."
47.Arizona: "Carne asada tacos and nopales."
48.Ohio: "Cincinnati-style chili placed on a hot dog or spaghetti, then topped with cheese!"
49.California: "The true authentic California meal is In-N-Out at midnight."
50.New Mexico: "Green chile stew with sopaipillas or a green chile cheeseburger."
51.Arkansas: "Chocolate gravy and biscuits! Cheese dip, crawfish boil, chicken n dumplings, fried catfish, fried fruit pies."
Is there an iconic food from your home state that wasn't mentioned? Tell us in the comments below.
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