Famous Georgia Foods include fried chicken, Brunswick stew, peach cobbler, pecan pie, and chicken biscuits. This southern fare is classic comfort food that will make you feel like you’re right back at your grandma’s kitchen table.
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Georgia’s food culture is influenced by its close proximity to the sea as well as its southern roots. You’ll find lots of fried dishes, fish, peaches, barbecue, and pecans on menus all over the state. Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, is a central location for fresh, emerging chefs and trendy restaurants. You can find a combination of down-home comfort food right next to three and four-star modern restaurants here.
These 10 categories of popular foods will give you a bite right out of Georgia. Each category has three amazing recipes for you to choose from. Let’s dive right in and start cooking!
Fried chicken is a staple food in Georgia. There are many different techniques to get that perfect crispy outside and moist chicken inside.
- Crispy Fried Chicken
- The Best Buttermilk-Brined Southern Fried Chicken Recipe
- Air Fryer Fried Chicken
Chicken and Dumplings
Hearty chicken soup topping with biscuit dough and then baked in the oven make for delicious chicken and dumplings.
- Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
- Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
- Homemade Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Brunswick stew is commonly made with a tomato base, vegetables, meat, and beans. It can be made with local game such as possum or squirrel, however, you can also make it with chicken or pork.
Cornbread cake is a cross between classic cornbread and a fluffy cake and is tasty when covered with a vanilla frosting.
Peaches are a natural resource of Georgia and are used in drinks, pies, and paired with meat. They are juicy and delicious in peach cobblers.
Pecans are grown in Georgia and can be found in pecan pies on almost every restaurant’s dessert menu.
Boiled peanuts are bought in bags and eaten as a snack all over the state. You can add seasonings like salt, cajun flavors, or liquid smoke to make them even more flavorful.
Barbecue food of all kinds is popular all over the state, but ribs have a special place in Georgian hearts.
Fried chicken sandwiched between two halves of a biscuit is something you can find all over the state. The chicken is usually topped with crunchy pickles and hot sauce.
- Spicy Southern Chicken Biscuits Recipe
- Country Chicken and Biscuits
- Buttermilk Chicken Biscuits Recipe
Pralines are candies popular in the south. Pecans coated in evaporated milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream. Yum!