11 Traditional Southern Foods Ranked from Worst to Best

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Living in the great American South is different than living anywhere else in the country. Sure, California has its sunny beaches and New England is super quaint and sophisticated, but no one travels to Michigan for a really good pulled pork sandwich. Food is just better in the South, but what’s the best of the best?

11 Traditional Southern Foods Ranked from Worst to Best:

11. Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs can be a tasty treat, but sometimes the smell invokes a gag reflex versus a hankerin’.

10. Fried Okra

It is better than other types of okra, at least.

9. Collard Greens

When they’re right, they’re right. But, when they’re wrong, they’re very wrong.

8. Pimento Cheese

It’s a texture thing.

7. Shrimp Po’Boy

The bread to shrimp ratio makes a big difference. So does the shrimp breading.

6. Pulled Pork Sandwich

Low and slow– so good.

5. Fried Green Tomatoes

If you’ve ever tried to fry the other kind of tomatoes– you know.

4. Chicken and Dumplings

The kind that stick to your ribs and keep you warm through the night.

3. Shrimp and Grits

The grits make all the difference in the world.

2. Buttermilk Biscuits

With or without gravy, it really doesn’t matter.

1. Fried Chicken

Do they even serve fried chicken in Hawaii? Exactly.

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