Some recipes for state dishes include Alaska's salmon candy, Arizona's pork chimichanga and Colorado's chili verde. Some other state foods include Georgia peach pie, Chicago-style deep dish pizza from Illinois and Utah's funeral potatoes.
Make Mississippi's famous mud pie by grinding together 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, 6 ounces of chocolate wafer cookies and 1 pinch of salt and mixing in 4 tablespoons of melted butter for the crust. Press the crust into a pie plate, and refrigerate it. While the crust firms, melt together 1 stick of unsalted butter and 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate in a bowl, and combine 2 tablespoons of sour cream, 1 teaspoon each of espresso powder and vanilla extract, 1 cup of sugar, 3 tablespoons of corn syrup and 3 eggs in another bowl. Add the chocolate to the sour cream mixture, and pour it into the pie crust before chilling it again. Top the pie with chocolate shavings, 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, and a mixture made from whipping 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream with 2 tablespoons of confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
To make Delaware's vinegar French fries, soak 4 russet potatoes cut into strips in 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar for four hours. Fry the potatoes in a Dutch oven with 3 inches of vegetable oil. Sprinkle the fries with 2 tablespoons and salt before serving.