16 Weird & Wacky Regional Recipes

From Kool-Aid pickles to deep-fried alligator, learn how to make some of the most outrageous, fun and far-out foods from across the country.

Fried Twinkies

"The first bite was pure heaven. These were very rich in taste with a crispy outside and a cool, creamy inside."

-Jenny Utsler

Upper Michigan Pasties

"What a wonderful recipe! I made these with my 5-year-old daughter last night. They taste just like I remember."

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Frito Pie

"This was a fun Sunday night dinner. I topped the pie with crushed corn chips and grated cheese."

-Heydarl

Fried Milk

"My family liked the crispy outside and the not-too-sweet custard inside. I also used panko bread crumbs."

-BLUE ROSE

Chocolate Salami

"Everyone really enjoyed this dessert. It was such a fun dish to talk about and serve."

-Dorie's Lori

Oven-Fried Pickles

"I had never fried or baked pickles before, but these were delicious."

-May I Have That Recipe

Frog Legs

"This reminded me of making fried chicken. It has the texture of chicken, too, but it tastes like a cross between chicken and tuna."

-*Parsley*

Spam Sushi

"My fiance is from Hawaii and he grew up eating Spam Musubi, so I thought I would give it a shot. It was so YUMMY!"

-Crystal Rose

Fried Kool-Aid

"The newest in fried foods! For a very sweet treat, use sweetened Kool-Aid."

-Nyteglori

Watergate Salad

"This is really good! It was even better than expected. We loved the creamy and crunchy texture."

-Kit Katchen

Jalapeno Ice Cream

"Named after the wild and crazy town of Tijuana, this ice cream made with fruit, jalapenos and tequila is just as wild!"

-2Bleu

Alligator Bites

"This is the best gator I've ever had! I almost didn't have enough for a picture because my husband and I kept eating them!"

-Mulligan

Chocolate Covered Bacon

"I made this recipe fully expecting it to taste awful, but was I in for a surprise! It's very, very nice tasting and well-worth making again!"

-Sydney Mike

Waffled Pizza Dippers

"These were very flaky and even tasted good cold. They would be great in lunchboxes."

-Calee

The Garbage Plate

"If you have never had a garbage plate, you haven't lived! They are not pretty, but the taste and the experience are so worth it!"

-MammaBear23

Kool-Aid Pickles

"I made this with a 32-oz. jar of baby dills. I didn't even get to bring home an empty jar from the barbecue I took them to, they went THAT fast!"

-SnoBahr