South Dakota September 29, 2018
If You Grew Up In South Dakota, You Definitely Love These 7 Classic Dishes
Aside from being super friendly, educated, and flat-out legendary, South Dakotans are known for one thing in particular: our taste in unique foods! While the rest of the country noshes on pizza, cheesesteak, and hot dogs, you will find us enjoy these 7 classic South Dakota dishes:
What better way to begin a list of the most iconic South Dakotan foods than with the one and only chislic?! Comprised of cubed beef, chislic was brought to SoDak by our beloved German ancestors, who also gifted us...
...this light-as-air German cake! While it may be low on both frills and decor, kuchen is understatedly delicious and is best served -- in my opinion -- with both fruit and coffee. How do you enjoy your kuchen?
3. Indian Tacos
You can keep your generic, drive-thru tacos filled with greasy mystery meat; we will take our pillowy fried bread topped with locally-grown beef and other fresh toppings ANY day!
After a mouthwatering dinner of chislic and Indian tacos, nothing compares to a sweet kolache! What is a kolache (says the obvious non-South Dakotan)? Why, it's a heavenly pastry filled with candied fruit or cream cheese, of course!
If there is one dish in particular that reminds me of my grandma, it's bierocks; an authentically German dish that is comprised of homemade dough, fresh ground beef, and cabbage. (Don't tell my grandma, but her recipe tastes REALLY amazing dipped in not only mustard, but also nacho cheese...)
6. Chili and cinnamon rolls
When the weather is chilly (which, let's face it: If it is wintertime, the weather is chilly), there is nothing quite as satisfying as dunking a sweet, homemade cinnamon roll into a bowl of hot and perfectly seasoned chili.
Last but certainly not least is walleye, which is not only the first thing we eat as babies, but is also the official state fish of South Dakota.
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