Here in Alabama we love to eat! It’s what we do best! And it comes as no surprise considering what Alabama is known for: it’s food. Decadent desserts, fresh seafood from the gulf, and fried foods are just some of the cuisine enjoyed by people throughout our great state. Let’s take a look at 26 of these culinary wonders sure to make you salivate.
1. BBQ Pulled Pork
Nobody does BBQ better than Alabama!
2. Fried Catfish
This Southern favorite served with hushpuppies and coleslaw equals perfection!
3. Country Fried Steak
Let this be proof that not all steaks have to be grilled! Did I mention we love fried foods?
4. Banana Pudding
Only the real stuff will do! We don't mess with that phony stuff in a box!
5. Chicken Salad
Whether it's served on sliced bread, crackers, a croissant, in a wrap, or simply on a plate, there's no wrong way to eat this delicious Southern favorite.
6. Fried Dill Pickles
If you've never tried fried dill pickles you're truly missing out!
7. Skillet Cornbread
It's hard to beat a Southern-style cornbread that's baked in a hot iron skillet. A true Southern staple!
8. Pimento Cheese
Known as "The Caviar of the South," pimento cheese can be found at most Southern events.
9. Shrimp & Grits
Some things were just meant to go together!
10. Pecan Pie
Considering the "pecan" is the state nut, it comes as no surprise this pie is so well loved.
11. Fried 'Taters
Fried, mashed, baked - we love all types of potatoes!
12. Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
This Southern favorite is usually served as a breakfast meal, but a lot of people eat it for supper too. Hey, there's nothing wrong with eating breakfast for supper! Nothing at all!
13. Brunswick Stew
This stew is served up best when it comes from the local church. Many churches around the South sell this delicious stew.
14. Fried Okra
You'll definitely be licking your fingers and begging for more of this Southern favorite! Fried okra is FANTASTIC!
15. Smoked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce
Because everything tastes better smothered in white BBQ sauce! Can I get an amen?
16. Chocolate Gravy & Biscuits
Who says you can't have chocolate for breakfast?
Crawfish boils are the BEST!
18. Southern Cornbread Chicken & Dressing
Here in Alabama, we eat chicken and dressing year-round, not just on holidays. It's that GOOD!
19. Southern Caramel Cake
A piece of this cake is truly a slice of heaven!
20. Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is the perfect comfort food!
We love chili cook-offs!
22. Fried Green Tomatoes
Here in Alabama, Fried Green Tomatoes is not just a movie; it's so much more!
23. Peach Cobbler
Cobbler! Enough said!
We love casseroles! Green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, chicken casserole, hashbrown casserole - we love them all!
25. Homemade Ice Cream
Because store-bought ice cream just won't do!
26. Boiled Peanuts
Seriously, is there any other way to eat them?
There are so many more foods we love here in Alabama that aren’t on this list. If you have a favorite food that I’ve left out, please mention it in the comments below. Okay, now I’m officially hungry!