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

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

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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