Wyoming August 12, 2018
If You Grew Up In Wyoming, You Definitely Love These 10 Classic Dishes
Wyomingites love a lot of things… our mountains, rivers, ranches, quiet cities, and of course, our food. When you ask someone what sort of food defines Wyoming, you’ll get all sorts of answers, depending on who you ask. With a history drenched in cowboys, cookouts, hunting and camping, it’s no wonder there are so many iconic Wyoming dishes that we all grew up with! Check out the list below – does it remind you of home?
1. Chicken Fried Steak
Every downhome diner in Wyoming will serve up a delicious chicken fried steak, but nothing can ever quite match the spices and flavors of a home cooked steak with potatoes and gravy.
2. Trout - fried, breaded, grilled... pretty much any way you can make it.
Wyomingites will eat trout pretty much any way it's presented. When you grow up throwing a fresh-caught fish on the campsite grill, having it fried or breaded is a luxury!
3. Bison Burgers
Once you've had a bison burger, you'll never want to go back to beef again. The only thing that might be better is an elk burger.
4. Frybread & Frybread Tacos
Frybread is a Native American food that's become part of Wyoming's landscape. You can eat it plain or load it up with meat, cheese and veggies for a taco bread that's to die for.
5. Jerky of all sorts
Turkey jerky, beef jerky, elk jerky, lamb jerky, bison jerky... Wyomingites are basically the Bubba Gump of Jerky. When you've had the real deal, it's hard to go back to that store bought stuff.
Beans are big in Wyoming, and many people have perfected their chili recipe. Try making white chicken chili, turkey chili, wild game chili, or a classic bison and bacon chili. When the smell fills the house, you'll be transported back to your childhood in Wyoming.
7. Soda Bread
While most people think of the Irish when they think about soda bread, the Native Americans have been making this stuff for ages! In Wyoming, there are a few restaurants that make outstanding "Indian" soda bread, but nothing beats having a homemade soda bread delivered by a close friend.
8. Chokecherry Jam and Biscuits
Chokecherries are a mountain fruit, and plenty of farmers markets are stocked with chokecherry jams, jellies and preserves. It's best served on homemade biscuits!
9. Elk Steak
Elk is an interesting meat, and a properly prepared elk Steak is something that's hard to find outside of Wyoming. If you're going to make it at home, try marinating the cut overnight to get the best tenderness and flavor.
10. Prime Rib
It wouldn't be a list of iconic Wyoming dishes without at least one beef steak, right? Prime rib is always a favorite, and while you can find pretty much any cut of beef in the Cowboy state, there's something about a prime rib dinner with a baked potato that really feels like home.
If you’re not much of a cook, you can still find iconic Wyoming dishes at local restaurants. In fact, these
9 Restaurants Serve Up Lip-Smacking Comfort Food With A Wyoming Twist and you’ll love dining with the Cowboy State in mind.