I have a very simple palette. How simple? Let's just say that sushi and lobster are out of my food comfort zone. I will happily order from the kid's menu. So, I wondered if there would be any foods that I would actually try on the list of strangest foods in every state.

Is Sauerkraut Strange?

Here in Southern Indiana, sauerkraut doesn't seem like a strange food. I guess that the rest of the country thinks that sauerkraut balls are weird. According to the list that 24/7 Tempo put together, sauerkraut balls are the strangest food in Indiana. Would I try kraut balls? That is a hard pass.

PHOTO Gerst Haus Evansville, Indiana
PHOTO Gerst Haus Evansville, Indiana
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The Gerst Haus on Franklin Street in Evansville features Bavarian Kraut Balls on their menu. They are made with ground beef, pork, sauerkraut & seasonings mixed w/ cream cheese, rolled in bread crumbs, and then fried.

What in the World is Benedictine?

I don't even know how to pronounce Benedictine, but I'm guessing that it sounds best in a Kentucky accent. All of the food research has revealed that Benedictine is the strangest food in Kentucky. Let's dive into the ingredients of this unique dish.

PHOTO: Benedictine Sandwiches Recipe
PHOTO: Benedictine Sandwiches Recipe
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Benedictine Recipe:

Damaris Phillips is a popular chef featured on The Food Network, and she just happens to be from Louisville, Kentucky. Her recipe for Benedictine includes:

  • Cucumber
  • Cream cheese
  • Red onion
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt & Pepper

Weird Foods That You May (or Probably Won't) Try

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