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Top foods of the Southern United States: All

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Oct 21 2010
1 Coca-Cola - first made in Atlanta 18065
2 Catfish - usually fried 10621
3 Tomatoes - sliced ripe, also eaten at breakfast 9660
4 Salmon Croquettes 6723
5 Cayenne peppers 6340
6 Peanuts in Coke 6061
7 Mountain Dew - originally made in southwestern Virginia 6000
8 Sweet potatoes - often "candied" with butter and brown sugar 5846
9 Carrots - often "candied" with butter and brown sugar 5304
10 Rum - several small-batch varieties, primarily in and around New Orleans 5294
11 Bourbon - made in central Kentucky 5278
12 Onion - Sliced Vidalia, whole green onion, and onion rings 5225
13 Shrimp and grits 4775
14 Kale 4728
15 Peach cobbler 4581
16 Watermelon rind pickles 4007
17 Beans - often cooked down with chunks of ham, bacon grease, or onions 3839
18 Barbecue sauce - numerous varieties throughout the region, sometimes even within same state; most use a primarily tomato, vinegar, or mustard base 3780
19 Okra - flour-battered and pan-fried or boiled, stewed, or steamed 3746
20 Peas - often cooked with chunks of ham or onions 3682
21 Blackberry cobbler 3628
22 Grits 3568
23 Plantains 3421
24 Turnip greens 3180
25 Peanut butter 3143
26 Red velvet cake 3056
27 Beef brisket - popular especially in Texas 2940
28 Benne seed candy - such as Benne Brittle, found primarily in the coastal regions of Georgia and South Carolina 2647
29 Buttermilk 2543
30 Southern Comfort - New Orleans based whiskey, with sweeteners added. 2540
31 Jambalaya 2331
32 Pecan-Praline Ice Cream 1979
33 Gumbo - made with seafood or meat and okra; a Cajun/Creole delicacy 1971
34 Orange juice from Florida 1910
35 Collard greens 1850
36 Apple pie 1737
37 Pickled or brandied peaches 1558
38 Cracklin' - fried pork rind 1507
39 Hush puppies 1379
40 Hot sauce 1376
41 Gravy served liberally over meats, potatoes, biscuits and rice 1343
42 Chit'lins (Chitterlings) - fried small intestine of a hog 1252
43 Tabasco sauce - trademarked, aged hot sauce made in Louisiana 1246
44 Mint julep - associated with the Kentucky Derby 1239
45 Muffuletta sandwich 1131
46 Muscadine jelly 1119
47 Macaroni and cheese - usually prepared with fresh eggs and baked en casserole 1093
48 Po' boy sandwich 1086
49 Cornbread - sometimes served in a glass of milk or buttermilk 1060
50 Lemonade 1038
51 Boudin - spicy sausage, either white boudin, made with dirty rice in a casing, or red boudin, a type of blood sausage 1024
52 Swamp cabbage (heart of palm) 1005
53 Moon pie 1003
54 RC Cola - first made in Columbus, Georgia 998
55 Chicken fried steak 998
56 mustard greens 923
57 Mello Yello - a lemon-lime soda product of the Coca-Cola Company, sold primarily in the South 892
58 Trifle 850
59 Deviled eggs 841
60 Sunny Delight (SunnyD) - invented in Mount Dora, Florida in 1964 833
61 Black-eyed peas 833
62 Tennessee whiskey - Jack Daniel's and George Dickel are the two remaining brands 754
63 Ham hocks 687
64 Slurpee - frozen drink sold by 7-Eleven originally of Dallas, Texas 676
65 Pork ribs - popular in and around Memphis, Tennessee; may be prepared "wet" or "dry" 670
66 Apple butter 654
67 Key lime pie 650
68 Cornbread dressing - similar to traditional stuffing, but using cornbread as a base and prepared separately from the meat 644
69 Pulled pork - popular in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia 636
70 Brunswick stew - originated in either Virginia or Georgia 585
71 Crab cake - popular along the Chesapeake Bay (Maryland and Virginia), where the crab cake is typically not dredged in bread crumbs; and in Louisiana, where it typically is 583
72 Pound cake 559
73 Barq's Root Beer - first made in Biloxi, Mississippi 545
74 Bread pudding 541
75 Vienna sausages 540
76 Old Bay Seasoning - made famous in Maryland 501
77 Pecan pie 491
78 Snow cone 484
79 Bananas Foster 472
80 Sorghum molasses 465
81 Fatback or hog jowl 462
82 Sweet tea - usually served with ice, lemon, and sugar, sometimes with mint 453
83 Sweet potato pie 449
84 Burgoo - served at barbecues in western and central Kentucky; similar to Brunswick stew 427
85 Big Red - cream soda originally from Waco, Texas 413
86 Frito pie 410
87 Chow-chow 401
88 Chess pie 397
89 Nehi soda - produced by RC Cola, including grape, peach, and orange flavors 371
90 Cheerwine - a longtime favorite in North Carolina and Virginia 362
91 Mississippi mud pie 354
92 Hoppin' John 333
93 Vidalia onion - a sweet onion grown only in the state of Georgia, sold and popular throughout the South 323
94 Pimento cheese sandwich 318
95 Livermush 308
96 Shasta sodas - founded in Baltimore, Maryland and offering a variety of flavors 307
97 Dewberry cobbler 290
98 Red-eye gravy - made with black coffee and meat drippings (usually ham), typically served with country ham and grits 280
99 Boiled peanuts 276
100 Corn on the cob - boiled, steamed, or grilled; usually served with butter or mayonnaise 246
101 Ambrosia 243
102 Sun Drop - citrus drink found in northern Alabama, central Tennessee, the Carolinas, western Kentucky, southeastern Missouri, and parts of Virginia 220
103 Barbecue - typically pork or beef, but also chicken; seasoning and preparation vary greatly within the region 215
104 Creamed corn 187
105 Banana pudding 181
106 Fried turkey - Deep fried using an outdoor frier 179
107 Chicken and dumplings 169
108 Biscuits - traditionally prepared with buttermilk 161
109 She-crab soup - mainly served in the area around Charleston, South Carolina from Atlantic crabs 160
110 Fried green tomatoes 152
111 Mayhaw jelly 148
112 Spoonbread - a traditional colonial dish 134
113 Pickled pigs feet 133
114 Texas Pete - hot sauce made in Winston-Salem, North Carolina 127
115 Red rice 123
116 Shoepeg corn 121
117 Seven-layer salad 117
118 Ale-8-One 102
119 Shrimp Creole 99
120 Buttermilk pie 96
121 Grapette - grape soda first made in 1939 in Camden, Arkansas; currently available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores nationwide 91
122 Hot chicken - a spicy variant of fried chicken coated in lard and pepper 88
123 Smithfield ham - a specialty of Smithfield, Virginia 87
124 Frostie Root Beer - first made in 1939 in Maryland 85
125 Double Cola - based in Chattanooga, Tennessee; also produces Ski soda 85
126 Lemon ice box pie 71
127 Calabash-style seafood - popular in the coastal Carolinas 67
128 Stack cake 62
129 Butter pecan cookies 61
130 Sausage gravy - milk-based country gravy typically served over hot biscuits 60
131 Grapico - grape soda made by Buffalo Rock 58
132 Grits and grillades - a Louisiana brunch staple 55
133 Dr. Enuf - available in eastern Tennessee 52
134 Bourbon balls 51
135 Buffalo Rock ginger ale 48
136 Country Captain 48
137 Blenheim Ginger Ale 47
138 Red Rock Cola - Invented in Atlanta in 1885, predating Coca-Cola 39
139 Corn pone - also called hoecake, Johnny cake 36
140 Moravian spice cookies - especially in North Carolina and Virginia 36
141 Lane cake 36
142 Coconut cake 30
143 Steen's cane syrup 28
144 Fried chicken - usually flour battered and pan fried 19
145 Italian cream cake 5
146 Hummingbird cake 5
147 Creme sticks 5
148 Sugarcane juice < 5
149 Pinto beans < 5
150 Congealed salad < 5
151 Tea cakes - similar to sugar cookies < 5
152 Pecan brittle < 5
153 Pralines - a specialty of New Orleans < 5
154 Squirrel Nut Zippers < 5
155 Chicken gizzards - fried < 5
156 Quail < 5
157 Frogmore Stew - made with sausage, corn, crabs, and shrimp; popular in coastal South Carolina < 5
158 Souse meat, also called Head cheese < 5
159 Grape Hull pie - Scuppernong or muscadine grape pie < 5
160 Pecan Divinity < 5
161 Terrapin stew - a historical dish of Atlantic Coast states such as Maryland and Virginia < 5
162 Crawfish - also called crawdad < 5
163 Caramel cake < 5
164 Greens - seasoned with some kind of meat or meat grease. The liquid left after cooking is known as pot liquor < 5
165 Apple Brown Betty - a traditional colonial dessert < 5
166 Conch chowder < 5
167 Corn pudding < 5
168 Potato Salad - usually made in the South with egg, mayonnaise, prepared mustard and pickle relish < 5
169 Chicken Sauce-Picquante - chicken cooked in a tangy stew with tomatoes and spices, often served over rice; a favorite in southern Louisiana < 5
170 Cornmeal mush - also known as Coush Coush in the Deep South < 5
171 Shoo fly pie - found in parts of the South where Pennsylvania Dutch settled, such as the valleys of Virginia < 5
172 Macaroni and Cheese < 5
173 Lady Baltimore Cake and Lord Baltimore Cake < 5
174 Pepsi Cola - first made in New Bern, North Carolina < 5
175 Peanut butter pie < 5
176 Cane syrup < 5
177 Peach shortcake < 5
178 Red beans & rice - the rice is often some kind of dirty rice, a longstanding favorite in Louisiana < 5
179 King cake < 5
180 Butter or Lima beans < 5
181 Rice < 5
182 Kentucky Cream Candy - a pulled candy that is made usually during the colder months (40 deg or below) of the year when humidity is low < 5
183 Cole slaw - cabbage salad/relish, typically made with mayonnaise and sometimes sugar, except in parts of North Carolina and Virginia, where it instead may be vinegar-based and savory ("barbecue slaw") < 5
184 Goo Goo Cluster < 5
185 Dr. Pepper - a popular drink in Texas before achieving national popularity < 5
186 Ramps - wild leeks popular in the mountains < 5
187 Dewberry pie - from the native blackberry ripening in early summer < 5
188 Fried pies - peach, apple, cherry and chocolate are most common < 5
189 Hurricane Punch < 5
190 Corn < 5
191 Tomato aspic < 5
192 Étouffée - a very thick stew made of crawfish or chicken and sausage, okra and roux served over rice < 5
193 Sazerac cocktail < 5

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