These Are Considered the Weirdest Foods in KY and TN
What's the weirdest thing you ever ate? I know mine, and there's no contest. Also, I need to tell you that I did not eat it deliberately. It was a dog biscuit, but I was told it was actually a COOKIE made to look like a dog biscuit. But no, it was a DOG BISCUIT made to look like a dog biscuit.
Naturally, I spit it out and began to wonder how humankind's best friend can stomach something so dry and flavorless. No pups sit at the corner of the table waiting for scraps.
The concept of "weird food" is likely a subjective one. One man's meat is another man's poison, as they say. So, with great interest, I scanned a graphic that detailed the weirdest foods from each state. In my native homeland of Kentucky, I learned that soup beans are considered the weirdest food. But could someone please explain to me what's weird about THIS?
Soup Beans -- the Weirdest Food from Kentucky
I'm gonna tell you right now...I am hungry after watching that. That looks so good.
Listen gang, soup beans are pintos and great northerns, and I can't, for the life of me, understand why anyone would think that's weird. And she's right. A big pot of beans makes the whole house smell amazing...maybe even the whole NEIGHBORHOOD if the window's open, the fan's on, and the wind's on your side.
Now, let's see what's happening with our neighbor to the south.
The Slugburger -- Tennessee's Weirdest Food
Even though I felt fairly certain that no slugs are harmed in the making of a slugburger, I couldn't be 100% sure because I've never heard of one. Nor have I ever seen one on a menu in the Volunteer State. And, interestingly enough, while Tennessee lays claim to this unique sandwich, its origins are in Mississippi:
Originating during the Great Depression in North Mississippi—with Corinth, Mississippi, as its arguable headquarters—the slugburger came about when restaurant owners stretched scarce burger meat with filler (stories vary, but it seems that potato flakes and flour were likely what was used).
Okay, it's getting a lot better. That actually sounds pretty good. Here's how to make one:
Well, the slugburger is getting better all the time. That looks phenomenal. Also, I don't understand why supplementing your ground beef with potatoes or potato flakes makes this a weird food, but whatever.
By the way, there ARE restaurants that serve them, and they're on the "Slugburger Trail," but you'll have to travel to Mississippi to hop on it.
Oh wait, one more thing...here's that map that outlines each state's weirdest food. Take a look at that and then tell me why a mix of pinto and great northern beans is weird.
Slugburgers and soup beans...the weirdest foods in Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively. But if you ask me, that sounds like a mighty fine entrée and side dish. Bring me a glass of iced tea, and let's get this party started.
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