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2019-04-11 11:36:39 AM  
Unless you're Virginia which is just bacon and eggs.
 
2019-04-11 12:17:33 PM  
Do people seriously eat pie for breakfast? I guess I read in a backpacking magazine once that if you couldn't keep your weight up, it was ok to eat hostess fruit pies in your sleeping bag in the morning, but I didn't think anyone over the age of about 22 would actually do it.
 
2019-04-11 01:07:00 PM  
McDonald's? Really? You can even see the McD hash browns behind it.
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2019-04-11 02:40:05 PM  
Colorado should be the breakfast burrito, not a farking cinnamon roll.
 
2019-04-11 02:43:37 PM  
i'm pretty boring when it comes to breakfast. eggs over med., bacon or sausage, hash browns & rye or sourdough toast, that's my perfect breakfast.
I realize that this is a boring breakfast but when I try something different, afterwards, I always wish I had gotten my 'go to'.
chicken fried steaks, benedicts, scrambles/omelets, they all lead me back to my usual.

I do not like sweet breakfast. don't get me wrong, i'll eat pancakes or French toast, but to me, that's dessert.

I only eat breakfast on weekends and probably only one morning, so once a week. If i'm lucky.
 
2019-04-11 02:47:10 PM  
FTA: It has also been called a "Jersey Breakfast."


Oh my, I've been using that term all wrong.
 
2019-04-11 02:47:30 PM  
Don't we see this article every year? Don't they just swap around the dishes to states and publish it?
 
2019-04-11 02:54:21 PM  
As a Hoosier, I can't help but notice that Indiana always gets made fun of, somehow in any list of 50 states topics.

Fried Cornmeal Mush? I've never even farking heard of that, let alone it being the representative breakfast item of the state.

Now, let's say, chicken fried chicken with grits, or bacon, eggs, and toast, biscuits and gravy, those are Indiana breakfasts.
 
2019-04-11 02:57:56 PM  
Yayy! Idaho.
REAL hashbrowns. No stupid home fries or other BS.
 
2019-04-11 03:02:05 PM  
Illinois: Scrambled Eggs with Bison Hickory Smoked Sausage.

Not sure where the writer thinks I would obtain bison sausages, but whatever.  It sounds tasty enough.  Silly made up list.
 
2019-04-11 03:02:40 PM  

runs with mutts: Do people seriously eat pie for breakfast? I guess I read in a backpacking magazine once that if you couldn't keep your weight up, it was ok to eat hostess fruit pies in your sleeping bag in the morning, but I didn't think anyone over the age of about 22 would actually do it.


Nutritionally, what's the difference between blackberry pie and toast with butter and blackberry jam? Or pancakes and compote?
 
2019-04-11 03:04:04 PM  
I've never once heard of a catfish sandwich for breakfast, much less catfish in general offered on any breakfast menu, and I've been here over 30 years.

/90% of catfish is already crap, it's just made 100% terrible with a bland corn meal batter
//I've had corn meal and wheat flour batter on catfish that was pretty good once, complimented the texture well and was tasty. TFA's picture looks like catfish done right!
///Yellow grits are more representative, it's locally produced, and it's an actual breakfast food
 
2019-04-11 03:04:07 PM  
Washington State could have been anything with smoked salmon, or apple pancakes, but instead our best breakfast option is apparently the Kate Moss Diet.
 
2019-04-11 03:05:43 PM  
I knew PA would be scrapple, but did they have to find the most unappetizing photo they possibly could to go along with it? Pic after mouthwatering pic and then BAM. Some nasty gray rectangle with a single wilted sprig of parsley and dirty utensils.

It should have been chipped beef on toast with a side of hash browns dammit.
 
2019-04-11 03:09:29 PM  
Sorry Arkansas, that's called Horchata.  And it's not from Arkansas.
 
2019-04-11 03:16:14 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: McDonald's? Really? You can even see the McD hash browns behind it.
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That doesn't even remotely look like goetta. They're not even trying. I guess they thought that no one knows what the hell that shiat is anyway, so just go with a sausage mcmuffin.

I do miss it though, since I bought a house up in the Columbus area and no one up here sells it. That stuff is delicious. Also no Grippo's BBQ chips, dammit!
 
2019-04-11 03:19:12 PM  
Meh I get having the breakfast burrito for AZ but no restaurant Ive seen has a breakfast Chimichanga that they mention, and I prefer Chilaquilies for a hearty breakfast, a burrito is something i get in a hurry.
 
2019-04-11 03:21:43 PM  
California got avocado toast, which I guess is ok?  I mean it is something I have eaten since I was a kid (trend, what trend?) , but I would hardly call it the best more indicative breakfast recipe in the state.  Though to be fair not sure what that would be either.
 
2019-04-11 03:25:47 PM  

asquian: As a Hoosier, I can't help but notice that Indiana always gets made fun of, somehow in any list of 50 states topics.

Fried Cornmeal Mush? I've never even farking heard of that, let alone it being the representative breakfast item of the state.

Now, let's say, chicken fried chicken with grits, or bacon, eggs, and toast, biscuits and gravy, those are Indiana breakfasts.


Mom's family was all from Indiana and fried cornmeal mush was a staple.   Then again, they were trying to survive on a tiny, worn-out, hardscrabble farm.

I teased Mom about have known about polenta back when it was cornmeal mush.
 
2019-04-11 03:29:33 PM  
So mom if you please, pass me the pork roll egg and cheese, if you please, on a kaiser bun.
 
2019-04-11 03:30:41 PM  
Given how amazingly stupid a number of these lists can be, this one wasn't so terrible with their choices. I do have to wonder at the number of Eggs Benedict recipe variationd and the justifications for the choices like "pancakes are a comfort food" for North Carolina's pumpkin pancakes. Seriously? Pumpkin pancakes for f*cking North Carolina? I don't associate pumpkins with North Carolina.
 
2019-04-11 03:39:40 PM  
The answer is chicken fried steak with eggs, biscuits, and sausage gravy, in every state.
 
2019-04-11 03:45:28 PM  
While ranching is certainly part of Montana culture, TFA's Montana Breakfast is far from the most popular option. A better pick would have been biscuits and gravy or veggie browns (hash browns with onions, peppers, broccoli, etc and covered with cheese). Then again, I had bagels and lox this morning, so what do I know?

/YMMV
//Stupid list is stupid
///Slashies
 
2019-04-11 03:51:05 PM  
I love how the description of the "Cuban breakfast" was completely different from the accompanying picture.  That list was particularly bad.  And there's not really a dish called a "cuban breakfast".  I mean you can order some "Cuban coffee" with an empanada or croqueta with a guava pastelito, but it's not like a set traditional thing.
 
2019-04-11 03:52:05 PM  

eyeq360: Given how amazingly stupid a number of these lists can be, this one wasn't so terrible with their choices. I do have to wonder at the number of Eggs Benedict recipe variationd and the justifications for the choices like "pancakes are a comfort food" for North Carolina's pumpkin pancakes. Seriously? Pumpkin pancakes for f*cking North Carolina? I don't associate pumpkins with North Carolina.


I dunno, I always associate pumpkins with the Yadkin River Valley for some reason.
 
2019-04-11 04:00:37 PM  
The list's main mistake was trying to have a different item for each state. I think that's what generated a lot of the stupid and/or stretch choices for states in larger regions that eat similar food.

Then again, there were some glaring omissions such as biscuits with sausage gravy and migas.
 
2019-04-11 04:02:55 PM  
I figured for Wisconsin it would be the Kringle.
 
2019-04-11 04:08:56 PM  
I grew up in Vermont, and never once did I know anyone to eat maple pecan pie for breakfast.  Eggs and bacon, sure.  Crullers, absolutely.  Oatmeal, all the time.  Cornflakes with ketchup, I've heard that more than once.  But never pie.
 
2019-04-11 04:11:21 PM  
The got Maine Right!
 
2019-04-11 04:30:18 PM  
I'd have to go with New York on this one.
/ I'll take a side of smoked sturgeon with that please.
 
2019-04-11 04:31:18 PM  
There it is, I knew it! Pennsylvania: Scrapple. My parents were both from western PA and I was forced to eat scrapple as a child. The last time they made me eat it I told them I was gonna be sick. They made me eat it anyway, sure enough, I puked in my plate. They never made me eat it again.
 
2019-04-11 04:35:23 PM  
I miss Texas Kolaches.

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2019-04-11 04:50:56 PM  
Never had goetta.  Then again, I haven't lived in Cincinnati since I was 6, and I haven't been back often, mostly because the place gives me bronchitis.

A few places up here (Akron/Canton area) combine homefries with scrambled eggs, onions and peppers, and refer to it as 'German fries'.
 
2019-04-11 04:52:08 PM  
I want every last one of those.  Great job, states.
 
2019-04-11 04:55:58 PM  
But Michigan - I lived in Michigan for around 30 years and the ONLY time I've ever seen a pasty is on an online article talking about how Michigan loves pasties.  Never once in a restaurant.  I had never even heard they were a thing until 7 or so years ago.  Is it a strictly UP thing?
 
2019-04-11 04:58:48 PM  

asquian: As a Hoosier, I can't help but notice that Indiana always gets made fun of, somehow in any list of 50 states topics.

Fried Cornmeal Mush? I've never even farking heard of that, let alone it being the representative breakfast item of the state.

Now, let's say, chicken fried chicken with grits, or bacon, eggs, and toast, biscuits and gravy, those are Indiana breakfasts.


Is eating chicken and eggs together genocide?
 
2019-04-11 05:00:02 PM  

Subtonic: I knew PA would be scrapple, but did they have to find the most unappetizing photo they possibly could to go along with it? Pic after mouthwatering pic and then BAM. Some nasty gray rectangle with a single wilted sprig of parsley and dirty utensils.

It should have been chipped beef on toast with a side of hash browns dammit.


I can't imagine an appetizing photo of scrapple.

/loves scrapple
//rest of the family gags
///same with lamb
 
2019-04-11 05:18:03 PM  
Full disclosure, had scrapple for breakfast this morning.  Scrapple is only a PA thing.  So instead of the best (which is my local diner's crab eggs benedict) they pick scrapple instead.  Because you have to be a complete loser to get stuck with the job of making a list like this.
 
2019-04-11 05:19:42 PM  

JZDave: I can't imagine an appetizing photo of scrapple


Deep fried.
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2019-04-11 05:25:44 PM  
"Texas: Breakfast Tacos"

Really? Did they survey a bunch of college kids for this?
 
2019-04-11 05:30:41 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: McDonald's? Really? You can even see the McD hash browns behind it.
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I was born and grew up in Ohio, moved away and then moved back 20 years ago. Have never ever heard of this sausage. Who comes up with this crap?
 
2019-04-11 05:34:17 PM  

ReapTheChaos: "Texas: Breakfast Tacos"

Really? Did they survey a bunch of college kids for this?


As mentioned above, Kolaches are good, breakfast tacos are good, but if I want to kill any plans of a productive day, I start with:
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2019-04-11 05:34:24 PM  

runs with mutts: Do people seriously eat pie for breakfast? I guess I read in a backpacking magazine once that if you couldn't keep your weight up, it was ok to eat hostess fruit pies in your sleeping bag in the morning, but I didn't think anyone over the age of about 22 would actually do it.


Yes. My blueberry pie has two servings of fruit per slice.  Not all that different from pancakes or waffles.

I've eaten most of those items at one time of another.  Had Loco Moco last week for dinner.  Leftovers for lunch the next day.  Been having a lot of blueberry smoothies for breakfast.  I still have about 40 quarts left from last year.
 
2019-04-11 05:37:37 PM  
Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese on a hard roll - simple and delicious.
 
2019-04-11 06:04:20 PM  

LL316: But Michigan - I lived in Michigan for around 30 years and the ONLY time I've ever seen a pasty is on an online article talking about how Michigan loves pasties.  Never once in a restaurant.  I had never even heard they were a thing until 7 or so years ago.  Is it a strictly UP thing?


I think so.  We've been traveling across the UP on M-28 since the '50s.   We sometime call the road the Pasty Route.
 
2019-04-11 06:59:40 PM  
Finland wins.

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2019-04-11 07:12:05 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Colorado should be the breakfast burrito, not a farking cinnamon roll.


I think it should have been pan fried rainbow trout with eggs and bacon.
 
2019-04-11 07:15:30 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Finland wins.

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This is a culture that has its sh*t together.
 
2019-04-11 07:26:17 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: JZDave: I can't imagine an appetizing photo of scrapple

Deep fried.
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That does look good to me, but I like the stuff.
 
2019-04-11 07:35:06 PM  

LL316: But Michigan - I lived in Michigan for around 30 years and the ONLY time I've ever seen a pasty is on an online article talking about how Michigan loves pasties.  Never once in a restaurant.  I had never even heard they were a thing until 7 or so years ago.  Is it a strictly UP thing?


I've had them in Mackinaw City.  They didn't look like in TFA though - those look more like empanadas.
 
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