50 State Favorites

Starting with Alabama and ending in Wyoming, we traveled across the U.S. to find each state's signature dish. Find your home state and see if you agree.

Alabama: Fried Green Tomatoes

"I'm from the South, and these really are authentic Southern fried green tomatoes!"

-Chef #403427

Alaska: Grilled Salmon

"We just love salmon, especially grilled, and this glaze complemented it perfectly!"

-GaylaJ

Arizona: Indian Fry Bread

"I had fry bread on a trip to Arizona a couple years ago. I've been wanting to make it ever since and now I can!"

-Engrossed

Arkansas: Fried Fruit Pie

"A true comfort food, these little fried pies have so many flavors. They are wonderful hot or cold!"

-Mary-

California: Turkey Avocado Burger

"This was a great turkey burger! My favorite part was the avocado sauce."

-jonesies-

Colorado: Denver Omelet

"Very hearty and satisfying. I don't think I'll even need to have lunch today!"

-Liza at Food.com

Connecticut: White Clam Pizza

"I've been looking for a recipe for a Connecticut-style white clam pie, and here it is!"

-aeht206

Delaware: Soft Shell Crabs

"Soft-shell crabs are just about my favorite thing to eat. This recipe is delicious!"

-susie cooks

Florida: Key Lime Pie

"This pie was everything I dreamed it would be. It was sweet, tangy, just bitter enough — uber tasty!"

-LarkSpark

Georgia: Peach Pie

"My husband said this was the best peach pie he's ever had! We used fresh Georgia peaches."

--crutzebeck

Hawaii: Red Tuna Poke

"This is truly exquisite. We enjoyed it and then some!"

-Nif

Idaho: Baked Potato Wedges

"Add me to the long list of people who loved this recipe! They were crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside."

-carolinafan

Illinois: Deep Dish Pizza

"I love Chicago deep-dish pizza and have wanted to try to make it myself. It turned out amazing! It cooked perfectly in a cast-iron skillet."

-Chef #1802460597

Indiana: Amish Sugar Cream Pie

"Excellent! This pie reminds me of my childhood in Indiana."

-Tasses

Iowa: Corn Dogs

"These were tasty and easy to make. What more could a busy mom ask for?"

-Kim3

Kansas: Kansas City Dry Rub

"This rub is awesome! The recipe makes a lot and I used the extra to make BBQ sauce."

-threeovens

Kentucky: Louisville Hot Brown

"I loved the slight kick from the Tabasco and Dijon mustard. We thoroughly enjoyed this!"

-under12parsecs

Louisiana: Gumbo

"My coworkers, who were born and raised in Louisiana, told me that this gumbo tasted like what they get at home!"

-airlink diva

Maine: Lobster Rolls

"I grew up in Maine and worked at Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf Restaurant for many summers, and this is exactly how they make theirs, too!"

-Teri G.

Maryland: Crab Cakes

"Being from Maryland, I was so glad to see this recipe. They were wonderful, succulent and gobbled up within minutes!"

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Massachusetts: Clam Chowder

"This is great comfort food at its best. It's thick and creamy with a smoky flavor that really sends it over the top!"

-Bonnie G #2

Michigan: Pasties

"These are much better than any pasty you could buy in a bakery, and so easy! They have great flavor and texture."

-Tisme

Minnesota: Tater Tot Hotdish

"I hail from Minnesota and man, do we love our hotdish! This is a great and simple recipe."

-MollyMa

Mississippi: Mud Pies

"This was a huge hit! I was complimented on how well it held together, and how thick and delicious it was."

-bricookie55

Missouri: Fried Ravioli

"This was a hit at a get-together we had. The dish was empty in about 20 minutes! We loved every mouthful."

-Chef #744939

Montana: Bison Burgers

"These are absolutely delicious. My son and I try to have one buffalo meal a week. This one is going to be repeated again very soon."

-Mrs. Moon

Nebraska: Runza

"As a Nebraskan no longer living close to a runza, I didn't realize how much I missed them until I found this recipe!"

-Chef Shelly #1242723

Nevada: Basque Salad

"We've eaten in Basque restaurants in Nevada and always love the salad. Wanted the recipe for years, but never got close until we tried this!"

-Willys' Gal

New Hampshire: Blueberry Pancakes

"I always think of New Hampshire when I have blueberry pancakes! There's nothing better than berries right off the bush and into the batter."

-aeht206

New Jersey: Disco Fries

"Since moving away from the Tri-State area, I haven't had disco fries. I'm so happy to have a recipe for them now!"

-aeht206

New Mexico: Green Chile Sauce

"I was lucky to find fresh Anaheim peppers. Roasting and peeling them was well worth the effort. The sauce turned out to be super-authentic!"

-SharonChen

New York: Bagels

"I never even considered making my own bagels, but saw this and thought, why not? They came out great!"

-Kiwiwife

North Carolina: Pulled Pork

"I loved that this was so easy to make. My husband thinks this is the best homemade pulled pork he's ever eaten!"

-Chef #1175749

North Dakota: Lefse

"Norwegian immigrants in North Dakota's northeastern corner brought lefse in the late 1800s. The potato crepes have been popular here ever since."

-Sharon123

Ohio: Cincinnati Chili

"I grew up in Ohio and we always ate the Cincinnati chili at Skyline. This tastes exactly like I remember!"

-jmerph

Oklahoma: Chicken Fried Steak

"I have never made a good chicken fried steak until now! This recipe has simple ingredients and amazing flavor."

-mzkami

Oregon: Blueberry Coffee Cake

"This is the best coffee cake I have ever made. It is simple, moist and full of the goodness of blueberries!"

-maryL in Canada

Pennsylvania: Philly Cheesesteak

"I grew up north of Philadelphia, and I this deserves more than 5 stars! I tripled the recipe because I knew I'd want more."

-Kathy at Food.com

Rhode Island: Clam Cakes

"I grew up in Rhode Island and was a commercial shellfisherman. These are very authentic. The New England clam shacks would be proud!"

-Chowder Boy

South Carolina: Low Country Boil

"Come October in the South Carolina low country, when the shrimp season overlaps high blue crab season, it's time to make this dish!"

-Porfavorcorona

South Dakota: Chislic

"My mom, who's from South Dakota, used to make chislic a lot. This recipe turned out fantastic!"

-TheGrumpyChef

Tennessee: Memphis Baby Back Ribs

"As someone who lived in Memphis for nine years and sampled many great barbeque recipes, I say this one ranks right up there with the best!"

-Preacher_in_Kitchen

Texas: Barbecued Beef Brisket

"This was wonderful recipe full of Texan flavors that can be dressed up or down. After two meals of this, there is still more left over!"

-Rinshinomori

Utah: French Fry Sauce

"Since moving away from Utah, I've begun making this recipe. It is absolutely delicious. I'm so happy the world now knows Utah's 'secret' fry sauce!"

-Curious&Curiouser

Vermont: Maple Walnut Fudge

"Nothing reminds me of Vermont like maple syrup! I could drink it, but eating it as fudge is even better."

-aeht206

Virginia: Country Ham on Biscuits

"This is one of those recipes that needs to be made more often!"

-MarraMamba

Washington: Cedar Plank Salmon

"If you want to impress guests, try this method of cooking salmon! The salmon was moist and the smoke flavor was delicate but definitely there."

-Paja

West Virginia: Pepperoni Roll Ups

"These are a great snack or light lunch to have when you're in a hurry. I will be making these again!"

-Nikki Kate

Wisconsin: Beer Battered Cheese Curds

"My parents are from Wisconsin, and I always order these at my favorite Friday night fish fry when I'm there. I can't wait to try these at home!"

-Me & Mr. Jones

Wyoming: Mile High Biscuits

"These were the absolute best biscuits I've ever made, and I've won blue ribbons for my biscuits. These were tender, flaky, with great taste, just awesome!"

-BB502