The Most-Craved, Favorite Regional Foods
From boiled peanuts to reindeer hot dogs and deep-fried rattlesnakes, take a look at the wildly sought-after favorite foods across America.
If you’re in the Rocky Mountains, you might find: “Oysters”
Rocky Mountains oysters bear little resemblance to oysters—considering they are, in actuality, deep-fried bull testicles.
Source: The New York Times
If you’re in Cincinnati, OH, you might find: Skyline Chili
Cinnamon-spiked skyline chili is served atop of spaghetti. If it sounds crazy, consider how similar it actually is to spaghetti and Bolognese suace. As the locals say, don’t knock it ’till you try it.
If you’re in Alaska, you might find: Reindeer steaks
Reindeer (also known as caribou) meat is sold in supermarkets and used in everything from hot dogs to smoked sausage.
If you’re in Hawaii, you might find: Loco Moco
Everybody do the Loco Moco! This popular sunny state dish is comprised of white rice topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg, and gravy.
Source: Food and Wine
If you’re in New Orleans, you might find: Beignets
This fancy take on doughnut holes is made with a buttery pastry dough that’s then deep-fried and topped with powdered sugar. They can also be savory, so check before you bite in!
If you’re in Texas, you might find: Deep-fried rattlesnake
Isn’t everything better when it’s deep-fried?
If you’re in Italy, you might find: Gelato
It’s like ice cream, but creamier. Some say it’s healthier than ice cream, and some say it’s worse for you. Either way, it’s delicious.