Delaware February 13, 2018
If You Grew Up In Delaware, You Definitely Love These 10 Classic Dishes
Delawareans take their food seriously, because we grew up with some of the best regional food in the country. Delmarva is known for its seafood, meats, treats and everything in between. Take a look at these 10 classic Delaware dishes… but be warned, you’ll be craving them all by the end of the list!
1. Steamed Crabs
From Wilmington to Bethany, there are amazing little crab shacks all over the state. Nothing quite beats picking up a bushel for a family crab feast, though, and steaming/seasoning them yourself.
2. Fried Chicken
Fried chicken may be popular in the south, but this classic Delaware dish was perfected on the Delmarva peninsula.
3. Crab Cakes
The best crabcakes in the world can be found at Woody's in Dewey Beach! But we do all have a soft-spot for our local deli, or an Aunt that had the best no-filler recipe in the family.
4. Slippery Dumplings
Here in Delaware, our dumplings are flat - almost like big noodles. Bisquick dumplings that are enormous and doughy just don't feel right, so we have our chicken with these slippery dumplings instead.
Don't question what's in it, just fry it up well-done and enjoy it with eggs for breakfast.
6. Delaware Bay Oysters
We all know that the BEST oysters are Delaware oysters. In the summer, you can easily find them straight out of the bay at seafood markets, roadside stands, or bayfront restaurants like JP's Wharf in Bowers Beach.
7. Boardwalk fries... with vinegar.
We don't dare ask for ketchup with boardwalk fries - a big cup of Thrasher's is only complete with malt vinegar.
8. Salt Water Taffy
This gooey, sticky treat is a summertime must for Delawareans! What's your favorite flavor? I can never get enough of the strawberry or tangerine flavors.
9. Peach Pie
Peach Pie is the state dessert of Delaware, and we're always sure that this classic Delaware dish is served at summer picnics or parties.
10. The Bobbie
Capriotti's most famous sandwich has become one of the best known Delaware food exports. You can even get one in Las Vegas! Plenty of local delis in Delaware have created their own version of this turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwich, too.
What’s your favorite of these classic Delaware dishes is your favorite? I could really go for some steamed crabs right now! It’s only a few more months before classic spots like
Boondocks or the Old Mill are open for the season!