These Famous Maine Foods include lobster rolls, ployes, clam chowder, blueberry cake, the Italian sandwich, lobster bisque, and crab cakes. These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in Maine.
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Main is the northernmost state with one border shared with the United States and the other shared with Canada. It’s the largest producer of blueberries in the United States and more than half of the country’s lobster comes from here.
These 10 food categories include three recipes each from notable professional chefs and home chefs with the recipe testing and dish development done for you. All you need to do is enjoy the wonderful combinations that make these dishes uniquely Maine.
Bean Hole Baked Beans
These New England beans are slow-cooked and cooked in a dutch oven in a hole in the ground.
These famous Maine sandwiches are served in toasted hoagie rolls and are filled with chunks of fresh lobster tossed with herbed mayonnaise and lemon juice.
Ployes are a cross between a pancake and a biscuit. They are puffy and are only cooked on one side. They can be served sweet or savory.
This warm and comforting soup is made with potatoes, clams, bacon, celery, onions, heavy cream, and herbs.
Soft and moist blueberry cake made with fresh, in-season blueberries is a famous Maine food.
Fiddlehead ferns are green vegetables that are grown locally in Maine. They are delicious served as a side dish.
- Sauteed Fiddleheads with Garlic Lemon Butter
- Sauteed Fiddlehead Ferns
- Roasted Fiddlehead Ferns | Homemade & Yummy
A baker named Giovanni Amato created this sandwich in 1902 for dockworkers in Maine. It has become a popular dish all over Maine.
- Maine-Style “Italian” Sandwich
- A Real Maine “Italian”
- Copycat Amato’s Italian Sub Rolls | Italian Sandwiches
Fresh crab is used to make crab patties that are then fried. They are delicious as an appetizer and with a dipping sauce.
This famous Maine pudding is hundreds of years old and made with cornmeal, milk, molasses, maple syrup, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
This creamy soup is made with fresh lobster chunks, onions, celery, carrots, tomato, herbs, brandy, sherry, clam juice, and heavy cream.
- Easy Lobster Bisque
- The BEST Lobster Bisque Recipe
- The Best Lobster Bisque (Ruth’s Chris Copycat Recipe)