Alabama is known for its amazing food, including delicious food combinations that outsiders believe to be rather strange. Listed below are 11 popular food combinations in Alabama that are enjoyed by many, while leaving others skeptical.
1. Tomato and Mayo Sandwich
The tomato and mayo sandwich is delicious and has been referred to as the "Official Summer Sandwich of the South." The fresher the tomatoes, the better the sandwich. Don't forget to add salt and pepper. Yum!!!
2. Cornbread in Milk or Buttermilk
This is a classic Southern staple. The cornbread is normally crumbled into pieces, added to a glass of milk or buttermilk, and then eaten with a spoon. I prefer eating the cornbread with milk rather than buttermilk, but my grandmother always loved her cornbread with buttermilk.
3. Fried Pickles with Ranch Dressing
If you've never tried fried pickles, what are you waiting for? This is a popular appetizer that can be found on most restaurant menus. They can be eaten plain, but I suggest dipping them in ranch dressing.
4. Salted Peanuts in Coke
This has been a favorite snack in the South for generations. All you do is take a swig of coke (from a bottle), pour in the salted peanuts, watch the drink fizz and enjoy.
5. Vienna Sausages and Saltine Crackers
I remember eating these as a kid. If you add a little bit of Tabasco sauce to the vienna sausage, it makes it taste so much better. If it's too hot for you, the saltine crackers will help cool it down.
6. Chicken and Waffles
This delicious dish didn't originate in the South, but it's loved by many Southerners. It's also enjoyed as any type of meal, not just breakfast.
7. French Fries Dipped in Ice Cream
The saltiness of the french fries + the sweetness of the ice cream = PERFECTION!!!
8. Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy
For this dish, chocolate gravy is drizzled over freshly-baked biscuits. It's a popular meal served for breakfast in the South. Who says you can't have chocolate for breakfast? It's seriously the BEST!!!
9. Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches
Most schools throughout Alabama serve these sandwiches for lunch, and I catch myself making one every now and then. These sandwiches are just that GOOD!!!
10. Watermelon with Salt
Seriously, is there any other way to eat watermelon?
11. Celery and Pimento Cheese
Pimento cheese is a Southern favorite. If you've never paired it with celery, you don't know what you're missing.
What are some of your favorite food combinations? Share them with us in the comments below!