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Famous New Hampshire Recipes

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Famous New Hampshire Recipes include apple cider donuts, clam chowder, lobster rolls, oysters, poutine, eggs benedicts, and chicken and waffles. These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in New Hampshire.

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Don’t forget to check out this New Hampshire Unit Study as well to learn more about fun state facts and history.

New Hampshire is known as the Granite State. It was one of the earliest formed states and is the site of Mount Washinton. It’s also where the movie “Jumanji” was filmed in 1995. Being near the coast and having fertile apple orchards influences the food culture and what is most popular.   

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 New Hampshire.

Apple Cider Donuts

Apple cider donuts are delicious little snacks made with apple cider and dusted with sugar. 

Clam Chowder

Clams caught on the coast are used to make amazing local clam chowder. It’s custom to eat it out of a bowl made of bread. 

Hot Cider

These orchards are all over New Hampshire. This is one of many dishes made with fresh apples. 

Apple Pie 

Fresh apple pie enfolded in a flaky crust is a staple in New Hampshire. They use green, red, and yellow apples depending on the texture and flavor you want to have. Dust with a little raw sugar for an even crunchier crust. 

Lobster Roll 

Lobsters are caught and brought to restaurants the same day to make these sandwiches. Toss the lobster in a mayonnaise sauce and serve it in a hoagie roll. 




Restaurants cook oysters in herby aromatics and are tightly closed when you first get them. When cooked, they open up and you can tip the flavorful seafood right into your mouth from the shell.  


Poutine is originally a Canadian dish of french fries topped with gravy. Many different variations have popped up and New Hampshire has captured the essence of this dish. 

Eggs Benedict 

Poached eggs served on English muffins with a rich hollandaise sauce poured over the top is one of the best breakfasts served in New Hampshire. 

Chicken and Waffles 

Chicken and waffles are a popular breakfast but they can be eaten for any meal. They are usually topped with syrup and are especially delicious with hot sauce. 

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Fried Bass 

Lake bass is caught, cut into chunks, and fried the same day. They are popular for lunch with a side of french fries. 

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