Desserts & Sweets
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Hawaii Hawaii - Loco Moco The Lazy Gastronome Breakfast
I've never been to Hawaii but I've heard about the food and I've read a lot about it. There poi, poke, spam, pineapples and coconuts, and loco moco.
Alaska Alaska Fish and Chips - The Lazy Gastronome
Prince William Sound gives up some amazing salmon, halibut and rockfish. And what is a popular way to eat that fish? Fish and chips!
Arizona Arizona Chimichanga - The Lazy Gastronome
The story goes...in the mid-1950s the owner/chef of El Charro's cafe accidentally invented this fun and delicious food. She accidentally dropped a big burrito into the deep fryer. And the result is history.
New Mexico New Mexico Sopapillas - The Lazy Gastronome
New Mexico is home to the puffy little breads called sopapillas. A fried bread with a pocket in the middle that is stuffed with meat, cheese or even honey!
Utah Pastrami Burger - The Lazy Gastronome
In the 1980's a local fast food place, Crown Burgers, came up with this idea to add some of that deliciously cured beef, pastrami. They topped it off with some thousand island dressing, cheese and all the regular burger trimmings.
Wyoming Wild Game - The Lazy Gastronome
Wyoming. Although rocky mountain oysters (bull testicles) are really popular in many parts of the state. Oh no - but wild game also ranks high.
Idaho Idaho Finger Steaks - The Lazy Gastronome
Idaho's state fruit is the huckleberry - a small berry similar to the blueberry and the state fish is the cutthroat trout But Idaho is the potato state.
South Dakota Apple Kuchen - The Lazy Gastronome
South Dakota adopted kuchen (the German word for cake) as the official state dessert in 2000. Some have fruit, others are just swirled with cinnamon. Here is my take on the treat, made with sugary sliced apples and custard. Enjoy!
Montana Lavender Citrus Brined Chicken - The Lazy Gastronome
Elk, Huckleberries and Cream of Wheat - just a few of Montana's culinary claims to fame! But my favorite Montana dish is Hutterite chicken.
Nevada Nevada - Shrimp Cocktail Appetizers Nevada - Shrimp Cocktail
Nevada has all those amazing casino buffets of various themes, the one that stands out is the Golden Gate Casino. Selling shrimp cocktails for $2.99
Colorado Green Chile Omelet - The Lazy Gastronome
Colorado is like the green chile capitol! They are in everything on every menu - and they are delicious. They even have events, like the Westwood Chile Festival, that celebrate the unique New Mexico varieties of chile. Sweet and tart with just a hint of heat. I decided to put together a Colorado inspired green chile omelet with green chile sauce. Are you ready??
Nebraska The Nebraska Reuben Sandwich The Lazy Gastronome
Who really created the Reuben sandwich? Well, so the story goes... In the 1920s a group of guys would get together to play poker in a hotel in Omaha Nebraska. One night the fellows started to get hungry so they called out to the kitchen manager. He created a sandwich and named it after one of the players, Reuben Kulakofsky. Other stories suggest that Reuben himself created it. Whoever it was, it's good!
West Virginia Biscuits and Gravy - The Lazy Gastronome
In West Virginia the miners work hard. When you work hard, a good, rib-stickin' breakfast is necessary. Biscuits and Gravy fit the bill.
Kansas Chicken Fried Steak - The Lazy Gastronome
I've been to Kansas. Our daughter lived in Wichita and then in Dodge City. The little bit we saw was down home hospitality and total comfort food