You Just Might Be A Texan If You Eat These 32 Different Food Items
I'm a guy who enjoys great food. Whether it's home-cooked or out on the town, a delicious meal hits the spot. From barbecue to chili, Texas has some of the best food and drink out there. I think that's one of the reasons food trucks are so popular nowadays. Texans know good food.
But not just any food. The Lone Star State has its own flavors we call our own. After all, I've never heard of too many northerners sitting down to a plate of calf fries or rattlesnake. It's a Texas thing. But where does it all start? I've come up with a list of 32 different foods that Texans live by. How many of these have you eaten? For an added twist, add one point for every item and see how many points you end up with. Are you a True Blue Texan?
LOOK: YOU JUST MIGHT BE A TEXAN IF YOU EAT THESE 32 DIFFERENT FOOD ITEMS
Black Eyed Peas
These aren't just for New Year's Day. Black-eyed peas are a great side with many meals.
There are some days, I've just got to have them.
This is a cornerstone meal. Barbeque is a staple here in Texas.
Chicken Fried Steak
People who know and love their chicken fried steak come to Texas to have it.
You bet. I take mine with relish, onions, and cheese.
A good bowl of chili can keep you going for days. For the record, you don't put beans in Texas chili.
More than just fair food, these golden fried delights are tasty even on the go.
A Tex-Mex favorite. You just can't go wrong with a good plate of enchiladas.
Even more Tex-Mex flare. Who can say no to a plate of these?
Texans know their beef and this is one of the choicest cuts out there.
How long has it been since you've had a fried bologna sandwich?
Nobody and I mean nobody could fry chicken like my granny. One of my favorite Texas meals.
There's something about fried okra that is just delicious.
I get it. This might not be everyone's favorite but worth trying if you haven't already.
We can fry up anything in Texas and make it taste good, even zucchini.
An all-time Texas favorite.
Most of us have had it at the fair, so delicious. A little piece of heaven.
Warm, yet hearty and delicious. This is one of my favorites.
I don't want to even imagine a world without guacamole.
Homemade Ice Cream
Yes indeed. Some of the finer things in life just taste better in Texas.
Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
Without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite things in life.
That's right. Don't forget, some of the best seafood comes straight from the Texas Gulf.
In Texas is there really any other pie to consider?
Pico de Gallo
The perfect sidekick to crank things up a notch.
Talk about something you can really sink your teeth into.
Chile Con Queso
Are you kidding? Chips and queso are an absolute must in Texas.
Ranch Style Beans
Another side dish that goes perfectly with just about any main course.
This is Texas. Did you really think ribs wouldn't be on the list?
It should be a prerequisite. You can't live in Texas without loving refried beans.
Is there anything better than a fresh, warm sopapilla dripping with butter and honey?
From breakfast sandwiches to burgers, you can't go wrong with using Texas toast.
Saving one the best for last, a day without tacos is like a day without sunshine.
How many of these foods have you had? Tally one point for each one to see if you're a True Blue Texan.
- 1-7 points: Wannabe Texan
- 8-14 points: Greenhorn Texan
- 15-21 points: A Respectable Texan
- 22+ points: A True-Blue Texan
I think good food is something we can all come together on. Some of the best you'll ever have come fresh from a food truck and Abilene has some of the best around. Look below for some you may recognize.