Every State's Strangest Specialty Dish: See The Full List

A Scandinavian delicacy, lutefisk is made from dried whitefish (usually cod) soaked in a lye solution, then rehydrated and cooked.

Lutefisk (Minnesota)

A regional dish popular in Pennsylvania Dutch country, scrapple is made from pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal, flour, and spices.

Scrapple (Pennsylvania)

In Louisiana, particularly in Cajun and Creole cuisine, fried alligator is a popular dish. The tender meat is battered and deep-fried until golden brown.

Fried Alligator (Louisiana)

Despite the name, Rocky Mountain oysters are not seafood but rather deep-fried bull testicles. 

Rocky Mountain Oysters (Colorado)

Chislic is a regional dish originating from German-Russian immigrants in South Dakota. It consists of bite-sized cubes of seasoned meat (typically lamb or beef).

Chislic (South Dakota)

A popular snack in Wisconsin, fried cheese curds are made from fresh cheese curds coated in seasoned batter and deep-fried until golden and crispy. 

Fried Cheese Curds (Wisconsin)

In some parts of Texas, particularly in Southwestern cuisine, rattlesnake chili is a unique dish made with diced rattlesnake meat simmered in a spicy chili base along with beans, tomatoes, and spices. 

Rattlesnake Chili (Texas)

Frybread is a Native American specialty made from a simple dough of flour, water, salt, and leavening agents.

Frybread (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma)