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Delicious Tennessee Famous Foods

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Check out this list of Tennessee Famous Foods! If you’re wanting to teach your kids all about the history of Tennessee during your next homeschool lesson, why not teach them about the best foods to eat in Tennessee? This list of foods is certain to make your mouth water and have you whipping up these recipes asap. We all know that the best way to learn about something is to taste test it too, right?!

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In our house, we love to drink sweet tea and live on most of these foods. Even though they’re fried for the most part, we do try to put a healthy spin on them here and there when we can!

Check out this list of foods that Tennessee is known for!

Fried Pickles

The south is famous for deep frying pretty much everything – but Tennessee is in a league of its own with their fried pickles. Seriously, there’s nothing like them.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries are almost like a dessert because they’re sweet but you get to eat them with your main meal, which is like a total treat! You’ll find these all over the restaurants in the south and since they’re not fried, they have to be a bit healthier, right?!

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy is one of the reasons I can’t wait to go to bed and wake up in the morning. I love how varied the tastes can be, too. The more sausage, the better!

Red Eye Gravy

Even though it sounds a bit nasty, it’s not. It’s given its name because of how it separates in a bowl and looks like an eye, but trust me – it’s delicious! (You can even put this on french fries, too!)

Country Ham

If you love the combination of sweet and salty, you’re going to love these country ham recipes! Anything covered in brown sugar is always good but if you pour on some red-eye gravy, it’s over the top delicious!

Fluffy Pancakes

Don’t forget that Tennessee has some of the best maple syrup around! Pair that up with homemade pancakes and you’ve got quite the treat! (If you’re not a fan of maple syrup, try eating your pancakes with peanut butter! So good!)

Ribs in Memphis

When you’re in Memphis, it’s all about the ribs. You can find them with a dry rub or a “wet” rub but no matter how you order them, they’re good. (Don’t forget to order a side of homemade mac and cheese as well!)

Hot Chicken in Nashville

Fried chicken in Nashville, Tennessee is a MUST. Add some hot sauce and make it really spicy as well. You can’t go anywhere without seeing hot chicken on the menu.

Fried Pies

Fried pies are amazing. Packed full of fruit and fried to perfect crispiness, that melty inside and the crisp outside are a match made in dessert perfection.

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