Smoked chicken with white sauce best represents Slammin’ Alabama. For those that don’t live in Alabama, the white sauce is a BBQ sauce made of mayo, apple cider vinegar, apple juice, mustard, and horseradish (among other spices).
Ah, Colorado. The joke answer for this one would be Rocky Mountain Oysters. That’s not what the locals eat, though. The real answer is green chile cheese fries—preferably purchased from Good Times. No restaurant makes green chile cheese fries better than Good Times.
Delaware loves its scrapple. Of course, you don’t talk about what’s in the scrapple. Just try it, and you’ll probably fall in love. Delaware is perfectly personified by a scrapple, egg, and cheese sandwich on a toasted pretzel bun.
If you’ve never been to Hawaii, then you may be surprised to know that Hawaiians absolutely adore spam. They eat it however they can. For this state’s dish, users picked pan-fried slices of spam, steamed rice, and scrambled eggs. Even McDonald’s sells this dish!
What’s plentiful in Idaho other than potatoes? Uh, elk! That’s why Idaho’s dish is elk steak with huckleberry compote, sautéed morel mushrooms, and roasted potatoes. Whoever came up with this dish must be a fantastic chef!
Illinois has so many options. Chicago hotdog? A good contender, but it wasn’t what won. The winner was an Italian beef and sausage combo sandwich. Bonus points if it’s dipped in some kind of gravy!
Iowa also has to have a tenderloin sandwich, you know. To add to that, it’s also a sandwich – a fried pork tenderloin on a bun. Iowa does have one thing that Indiana doesn’t have though: Scotcheroos. Yes, please!
Maine, home of lobster, had to have a lobster in its dish. Reddit users (who were a group of Mainers) decided that a steamy lobster bake best represented the state. The side? Let’s just throw some clams in there.
If you’re in Maryland, you make Maryland-style crab feast. Other than crab, the most important ingredient is Old Bay Seasoning. Put those crabs on some paper, steam them up, and add a nice cold one. That’s a Maryland dinner.
Nebraska’s dish is known as a runza. It doesn’t look too great, but it’s like drunk food—it’s mouth-wateringly good. Runza is a bread pocket filled with beef, cabbage (or sauerkraut), onions, and tons of seasonings. One taste, and you’ll be hooked.
New Jersey is Taylor ham, egg, and cheese on a bagel. Sprinkle a little salt, pepper, and squeeze some ketchup on it, and you’ve got yourself the perfect sandwich. Depending on where you live in Jersey, your Taylor ham might also be served as a pork roll.
New Mexico has some of the best Mexican food you’ll ever eat in your life, so it has to be something related. Ever heard of Carne adovada? Its pork simmered in a thick sauce of New Mexican chiles, garlic, oregano, and tons of spices.
Rhode Island is a toughie, but users decided on clear clam chowder with clam cakes and a Narragansett beer. Clear clam chowder is a local delicacy which is preferred over Boston’s thick and creamy version.
South Dakota picked chislic. For those of us who don’t live in the state, let us explain. Chislic is a traditional dish made with cubed lamb or mutton. Of course, if deer is in season, it can be made with that, too.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the food! If you’re going to get a taste of Texas, you have to eat some smoked brisket with a slice of white bread, white onion, and pickled jalapenos. Now that’s good eatin’.
Utah had a few different choices. Green Jello was a top answer, albeit a joke one. At the end of the day, users decided beef stroganoff with green beans were the best dish. Funeral potatoes are also pretty huge there, but don’t be freaked out by the title—funeral potatoes are pretty dang good.
Virginia’s gotta be that salty Virginia ham! Grab yourself a slice or two with some flat green beans and baked apples. The ham has to be really dry and salty, to the point where it’s basically self-stable.
Wyoming may be last in an alphabetical state list, but it isn’t last in food. Like other states in the area, elk is huge. Wyoming likes to make burgers out of elk and serve it up with a side of potatoes and salad. Count us in!