South Dakota December 13, 2018
9 Foods Every South Dakotan Craves When They Leave South Dakota
Are you traveling out of state this holiday season? Do you have to move anytime soon? Or maybe you left South Dakota a long time ago and are still longing for your home state? No matter your circumstance, we here at Only in South Dakota would like to send you off with a fair warning, as nearly every South Dakotan misses these 9 iconic foods when they leave:
Handed down from our German ancestors, lefse is 65% mashed potatoes, 25% flour, 10% cream, and 100% delicious! (How do you eat yours? We slap on lots of butter and sugar!)
2. Homemade pie
We aren't talking about those lazy ice cream or generic cream cakes; we mean the made-from-scratch, recipe passed down from generation-to-generation pies, like rhubarb custard, apple, and strawberry rhubarb.
3. Indian tacos
Would you believe that most states have never even heard of Indian tacos?! Their so-called "tacos" consist of store-bought beef and taco shells... yuck!
4. Buffalo burger
Believe it or not, not all buffalo burgers are created equal. Don't believe us? Go ahead and order one somewhere out east and let us know what you think...
Ah, kuchen... our beloved kuchen! This German cake brings us back to the days of visiting Oma and Opa.
No, I'm not talking about a certain fish in particular (like walleye or trout) but fish in general! I don't know if the water is cleaner up here or something, but SoDak fish are the tastiest fish in the sea (err, river).
Speaking of nostalgic foods, many states outside of the Dakotas have never even heard of a kolache. How do they even live without these tasty pastries?
8. Hot beef sandwich
Listen, French dips are okay, but nothing quite beats hot buttered toast piled high with mashed potatoes, beef, and brown gravy. (Please excuse me whilst I wipe the drool from my chin...)
Last but certainly not least is our official South Dakota state food: chislic. Let's be real - if we don't get to enjoy it on a weekly basis, it would probably kill us. Moral of the story: do not leave South Dakota!
Need even more reasons to never leave SoDak? Then check out the
9 Things We’d Undeniably Miss About South Dakota’s Winter If We Moved Away.