We Now Know What North Dakota’s Favorite Fried Food Is!
With the North Dakota State Fair officially wrapped for the year, I got to thinking about all the different foods that were there. All that fried goodness in one location! So, the question now becomes what are our favorite fried food?
Shaneco did a survey and crunched the numbers. They spent a year examining the patterns of several fried foods at state and county fairs, and at the conclusion of that time, they came up with results. They used analytics from Google, which included searches, TV networks, and a variety of other culinary and home magazines. You might be surprised by what they found!
Montana's Favorite Fried Food
In Montana, locals and visitors alike relish the flavorful sweet potato fries. Sweet potato fries are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional fries. Sliced from sweet potatoes, they're crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Their natural sweetness and golden hue make them a popular and delectable side dish or snack. I am not a sweet potato guy, so I'll trust the survey.
Minnesota's Favorite Fried Food
In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota, onion rings are the most sought-after fried food. People love onion rings for their irresistible combination of crispy, golden-brown breading, and sweet, tender onions. The satisfying crunch and savory flavor make them a beloved side dish or appetizer. Onion rings' versatility allows them to complement various meals and sauces. The delightful contrast of textures and tastes creates a comforting and enjoyable dining experience for many. I agree with this 100 percent!
South Dakota's Favorite Fried Food
Chislic is a regional dish popular in the Upper Plains, especially in South Dakota. It consists of cubed and seasoned meat, often lamb or beef, that is skewered and grilled or deep-fried. People love chislic for its tender and flavorful meat, enhanced by spices like garlic and cayenne. Its simplicity, satisfying taste, and cultural significance make it a beloved and cherished local delicacy. I imagine this is a kebab of some type. If it's fried, it has to be good, right?
North Dakota's Favorite Fried Food
People in North Dakota enjoy tater tots due to their comforting and nostalgic appeal. These crispy, bite-sized potato nuggets evoke fond memories of school lunches and family gatherings. As a versatile side dish or snack, tater tots are quick and easy to prepare, making them a convenient choice for busy North Dakotans. Their satisfying crunch and delicious taste keep people coming back for more. I can taste the tater tot hotdish not!
If you're curious about the other states, here is a map that shows their favorites.
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