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Sep 26, 2018

How Much Do You Actually Know About Midwestern Food?

Think you know Midwestern food? Let's find out.

  1. What is this sweet snack called?

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    Puppy chow is cereal coated in a mixture of peanut butter and chocolate, and tossed in a generous amount of powdered sugar.

    It's the perfect snack for sleepovers, road trips, and everything in between. Get a recipe for puppy chow.

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  2. What would you call this type of ravioli?

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    Toasted ravioli are breaded and fried ravioli sometimes served with a dipping sauce.

    While they technically are fried, it's unlikely you would hear someone in Missouri call them "fried ravioli" instead of "toasted ravioli." Get a recipe for toasted ravioli.

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  3. What is this dish called?

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    Cincinnati chili is a spiced chili mixture served over cooked spaghetti and sometimes topped with cheese, onions, and beans.

    Kinda like pasta bolognese and chili combined into one delicious dish. Get a recipe for Cincinnati chili.

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  4. What is this dish called?

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    Goulash is a rustic stew of beef and veggies seasoned with paprika and typically served with pasta.

    It's sometimes referred to as American goulash or old-fashioned goulash as to not confuse it with the classic Hungarian version. Get a recipe for beef goulash.

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  5. What are these candies called?

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    Buckeyes are little balls of peanut butter fudge dipped in chocolate that are popular in Ohio.

    Get a recipe for homemade buckeye candies.

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  6. What would you call this tater tot casserole?

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    A hotdish is a casserole that typically contains starch, veggies, meat, and canned soup — but the term is used to describe a wide variety of casseroles in the Midwest.

    Tater tot hotdish is a version popular in Minnesota. Get a recipe for tater tot hot dish.

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  7. What are these thin flatbreads called?

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    Lefse are Norwegian flatbreads popular throughout the Midwest.

    You can eat them plain or spread them with butter, peanut butter, jam, or anything else you'd like. Get a recipe for potato lefse.

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  8. What would you call this savory pastry?

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    Pasties are handheld pastries stuffed with a variety of savory ingredients, usually meat.

    Get a recipe for Michigan pasties.

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  9. What are chocolate-covered potato chips called?

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    Chocolate-covered potato chips are sometimes called chippers and are the perfect balance of salty and sweet.

    Get a recipe for homemade chippers.

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  10. BONUS QUESTION:
    Which of these ingredients should never go on a Chicago-style hot dog?

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    Don't even THINK of putting ketchup on a Chicago-style hot dog.

    Everything else is pretty much fair game though. Get a recipe for classic Chicago-style hot dogs.

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