Oklahoma is known for some of the most delicious, mouthwatering food that exists on the planet. We didn’t say it was the healthiest, but it is delicious. If you scroll through the list of official state foods, Oklahoma outnumbers every other state with our 12 item state meal – no other state even comes close to that size. Here are 12 iconic foods many Oklahomans grew up eating. Many of which are probably still your favorites:
1. Oklahoma Barbecue
Although Texas thinks they get the spotlight for best bbq, Oklahoma has some AMAZING bbq joints that rival the best in the nation. (Hush....Texans!)
2. Fried Onion Burger
El Reno is home to the world's largest fried onion burger, which gets cooked every year at the Fried Onion Burger Day Festival. Sid's, Robert's and Johnnie's are three of the most famous places in El Reno to order a "normal" sized onion burger.
3. Chicken Fried Steak
As the main dish in the Oklahoma state meal, Oklahomans love their chicken fried steak.
4. Fried Pies
Our famous Oklahoma fried pies - fruit-filled turnovers - started in the hills of the Arbuckle Mountains in the late 1800s.
5. Fried Okra
Also part of our state meal, fried okra is an Oklahoma classic. Bring on the cornmeal-flour and buttermilk!
6. Calf Fries
Also known as Rocky Mountain Oysters in other regions, calf fries are a dish made of bull, pig or sheep testicles. This Oklahoma delicacy is most often served as an appetizer with a cocktail sauce dip.
7. Sonic Tater Tots
In 1953, the prototype of the first Sonic Drive-In opened in Shawnee, Okla. The name Top Hat was changed to Sonic in 1959. The tater tots and cherry limeades are favorites on the menu.
8. Fried Catfish
Fried catfish has always been an integral part of Oklahoma cuisine. Staple side dishes include hush puppies and coleslaw.
9. Sooner Steaks
Oklahoma is a major cattle ranching state, and you can’t get meat any fresher than the steakhouses surrounding the stockyards outside Oklahoma City.
10. Biscuits, Sausage & Gravy
With its Native American origin, it's no wonder grits is a breakfast staple for Oklahomans.
Another iconic food of the official state meal is classic cornbread. With a little honey and butter, cornbread can make anybody smile.
What other iconic foods should we add to our list? Help us out and comment with your favorites.