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    The Most Iconic Dishes From Every State, According To People Who Live There

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    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."

    Two crab cakes with tartar sauce and coleslaw.
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    "Save the red and green bell peppers and other ingredients for touristy restaurants around the country." β€”u/Charmedagnosti8

    2. Iowa: "Huge fried pork tenderloin on a regular bun, scotchaeroos for dessert."

    Fried pork tenderloin sandwich with lettuce and tomtato.
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    3. Oregon: "Anything with Marionberries!"

    A baked marionberry pie.
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    "For dessert marionberry pie and vanilla Tillamook ice cream." β€”u/Corr521

    4. North Carolina: "Pulled pork sandwich with a vinegar based sauce. Be sure to have some hushpuppies and coleslaw on the side!"

    A pulled pork sandwich with slaw and sides of potato salad and mac 'n' cheese.
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    "Coleslaw on the sandwich, hush puppies and choice of side: green beans, potato salad, boiled potatoes, mac and cheese, baked beans, cabbage, or fried okra." β€”u/your_moms_a_clone

    5. Rhode Island: "Clear clam chowder, clam cakes, and a Narragansett beer."

    A bowl of New England clam chowder with crackers.
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    "Clam cakes and chowder are a good idea but you definitely need hot wieners. And you need to wash it down with some coffee milk!" β€”u/flargflarg

    6. Texas: "Brisket or the whole BBQ set up with all the fixings."

    Brisket with sausage, baked beans, pickles, onions, bun, and sauerkraut.
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    "Smoked brisket with white bread, white onion, and pickled jalapeΓ±os. And spicy bbq sauce for the love of god." β€”u/_scentipede

    7. Hawaii: "Pan fried slices of spam, two scoops of white, steamed rice, and scrambled eggs."

    Fried spam, rice, eggs, and vegetables.

    8. Washington, D.C.: "Half smoke sausage topped with mustard, onions, chili, and cheese (both shredded and melted)."

    A hot dog topped with chili, cheese, and onions.
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    "D.C has to include mumbo sauce." β€”u/Ptryingtri

    9. Georgia: "Pecan pie, and biscuits and gravy."

    Two biscuits topped with gravy.
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    "Pecan pie, peach cobbler, shrimp and grits, and Brunswick stew." β€”u/sundial11sxm

    10. Nebraska: "A 'salad' made from Cool Whip, marshmallows, walnuts, and a packet of Jello."

    Jell-O and Coop Whip salad with fruit and walnuts.
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    11. Indiana: "Sugar cream pie. That's about as Indiana as it gets for me."

    A slice of sugar cream pie.
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    12. Oklahoma: "Chicken fried steak."

    Country fried steak with gravy and mashed potatoes.
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    13. Utah: "Funeral potatoes are cooked by many people here, Mormon or not."

    Funeral potato casserole
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    "Or anything with Fry Sauce, a mixture of mayonnaise and ketchup, as we are proud of our 'invention' of that." β€”u/Nickolaix

    14. Alabama: "Smoked chicken with white sauce."

    Chicken wings with white sauce on the side.
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    15. Michigan: "Pasties, smoked fish, coney dogs, Detroit-style pizza."

    Someone helping himself to a slice of cheesy Detroit-style, square pizza.
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    "Don’t forget the pΔ…czki for dessert!" β€”u/whale-farts

    16. Nevada: "Shrimp cocktail and prime rib."

    A shrimp cocktail
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    17. South Carolina: "She crab soup, shrimp 'n' grits, hash and rice, hoppin' John, collards, frogmore stew."

    A bowl of shrimp and creamy grits.
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    18. Missouri: "BBQ burnt ends are a Kansas City classic."

    A BBQ burnt ends sandwich.
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    "Or toasted raviolis from St. Louis." β€”u/Gorkymalorki

    19. Minnesota: "Tater tot hotdish."

    A tater tot casserole.
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    "Don’t forget the stack of dinner rolls to make tater tot hotdish sandwiches." β€”u/NerdyMusician404

    20. Wisconsin: "Beer brats with fried onions and sauerkraut options) and sweet corn on the grill."

    A bratwurst on a roll with relish and bacon.
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    "A close second would have to be a Friday Fish Fry." β€”u/fewer16

    21. Pennsylvania: "West side is pierogis, kielbasa, sauerkraut. East side is cheesesteak, big soft pretzel, and water ice."

    A Philly cheesesteak
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    "As an alternative to cheesesteaks (and possibly more iconically 'Philly') is the pork and broccoli rabe sandwich." β€”u/adamantpony

    22. North Dakota: "Fry bread taco or knoephla soup; lefse for dessert."

    Fry bread taco with salsa, cheese, lettuce, and more.
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    23. Wyomming: "Bison or elk Burgers with your favorite fixings like sweet barbecue sauce and onion rings."

    A burger with a side of onion rings.
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    "Or Rocky Mountain oysters, but they're a little difficult to find." β€”u/Choledocholoco

    24. Kentucky: "Either a hot brown or burgoo."

    A Kentucky hot brown topped with bacon.
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    "Derby pie for dessert." β€”u/capnobvious314

    "My vote is bourbon." β€”u/awcran2

    25. South Dakota: "Definitely chislic."

    Cubed beef in a cast iron skillet.
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    26. Tennessee: "Memphis BBQ and Nashville hot chicken. It's all gotta be in the form of a meat and three.

    Spicy Nashville hot chicken on bread topped with a pickle
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    27. Kansas: "Chili and cinnamon rolls."

    A bowl of chili and sweet cinnamon rolls.
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    "Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes covered in white gravy." β€”u/shs0007

    28. Delaware: "Scrapple, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich on a toasted pretzel bun."

    Fried egg sandwich on pretzel bun.
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    29. Idaho: "Elk steak with huckleberry compote, sautΓ©d morel mushrooms, and roasted potatoes."

    A slice of huckleberry pie.
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    "Idaho is finger steaks with fry sauce." β€”u/Seventh7Sun

    "And huckleberry something for dessert, either huckleberry ice cream or a huckleberry crumble." β€”u/36monsters

    30. Louisianna: "Gumbo or jambalaya."

    A skillet of jambalaya.
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    31. New Jersey: "Taylor ham, egg, and cheese on a bagel with salt, pepper, and ketchup."

    A pork roll breakfast sandwich with egg and cheese.
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    "To me, there's nothing more New Jersey than 'Italian Ristorante' food: fried calamari, eggplant rollatini, penne alla vodka." β€”u/hulagirl4737

    32. Florida: "Cuban sandwich"

    A cuban sandwich topped with pickles.
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    "Publix subs." β€”u/kaysixwhy

    "And key lime pie for dessert." β€”u/nofeelingsnoceilings

    33. Vermont: "Apple grilled cheese, and it must be Cabot cheddar. Or maple syrup on pancakes. Also Ben & Jerry's for dessert."

    A gooey grilled cheese sandwich with apple and bacon.
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    34. Montana: "Huckleberry (NOT blueberry) cobbler."

    Huckleberry cobbler.
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    35. Washington: "Cedar-plank teriyaki salmon. And as a Seattle fella, I identify with blackberry pie. Those bushes are everywhere."

    Two pieces of salmon on a wooden plank.
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    "Also Dungeness crab" β€”u/theyshootcanoes

    36. Mississippi: Chicken and dumplings, corn bread, black eyed peas, and fried catfish."

    Creamy chicken and dumplings soup.
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    37. Massachusetts: "Traditional baked beans and lobsta rolls."

    Two lobster rolls with a bit of mayo on toasted buns
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    "And for Pete’s sake, nothing fancy on the lobsta roll! Just lobster with a touch of mayonnaise, on a split top, buttered-on-the-outside, toasted hot dog roll." β€”u/real_live_mermaid

    38. West Virginia: "Pepperoni rolls as a starter, country fried steak and green beans with sweet tea or beer."

    Sliced pepperoni rolls with marinara dipping sauce
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    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."

    Sausage, egg and cheese on a roll.
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    "Bacon, egg, and cheese on a roll from a bodega." β€”u/melaniepaqui

    40. Alaska: "Grilled salmon (wild, NOT farmed or 'Atlantic.') You can make salmon chowder, smoked salmon, salmon dip, or salmon cakes."

    Smoked salmon
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    41. New Hampshire: "Blueberry pancakes with fresh local maple syrup, then some poutine which we've stolen from our friends up North."

    A stack of blueberry pancakes with maple syrup
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    42. Colorado: "Green chili cheese fries."

    A burrito covered in green chile sauce.
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    "Green chili on a smothered burrito or scrambled eggs. Although it is a topping for just about anything really." β€”u/malerif

    43. Maine: "Whoopie pies."

    A whole steamed lobster with corn on the cob.
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    "Not a lobster roll, a lobster BOIL is the way to go for savory." β€”u/Kreos642

    "Also red hotdogs, bean suppah, and wash it all down with a Moxie." β€”u/aridl

    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."

    Country ham on a biscuit.
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    "For the coastal part of Virginia, it's Chesapeake Bay oyster dishes like oyster stuffing." β€”u/HELP_MANBABIESGOTME

    45. Connecticut: "New Haven-style clam pizza and lobster rolls."

    New Haven style clam pizza.
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    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."

    Serving a slice of cheesy, deep dish pizza.
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    47. Arizona: "Carne asada tacos and nopales."

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    "Prickly pear jam or jelly is also pretty unique." β€”u/Diveit81

    "Sonoran hot dogs." β€”u/Jedward1231

    48. Ohio: "Cincinnati-style chili placed on a hot dog or spaghetti, then topped with cheese!"

    Cincinnati chili over spaghetti.
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    "To me, Ohio food means kielbasi, sauerkraut, and pierogies." β€”u/StacyChadBecky

    "With buckeyes for dessert!" β€”uherdboutpluto

    49. California: "The true authentic California meal is In-N-Out at midnight."

    An In-N-Out burger and soda.
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    "Street tacos with freshly made, soft corn tortillas." β€”u/Lucifer-Prime

    "California burrito." β€”u/holdmydicks

    "Avocado on everything." β€”u/tweedstorm

    50. New Mexico: "Green chile stew with sopaipillas or a green chile cheeseburger."

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    51. Arkansas: "Chocolate gravy and biscuits! Cheese dip, crawfish boil, chicken n dumplings, fried catfish, fried fruit pies."

    Cheese dip with tortillas chips.
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    Is there an iconic food from your home state that wasn't mentioned? Tell us in the comments below.