I told listeners this week that my "go-to" snack during the Super Bowl is super nachos. Earlier, I had blogged that most Americans want chicken wings (with ranch, natch!). But what recipe do Iowans google when they REALLY want to make something special for the big game?
Google Trends has just revealed the most Googled Super Bowl recipes per state, and it seem residents of some states have interesting ideas of what constitutes a good Super Bowl food.
Iowans google "Irish Stew."
That surprised me. Why do you think the Super Bowl puts Iowans in the mood for Irish Stew?
Iowa isn't the only state that googles interesting recipes for the Big Game.
They include gluten free pretzels, the most searched recipe of Massachusetts, granola bars, the top choice in Mississippi, fried rice, which is apparently popular in Indiana and something called pea and peppercorn mash, the most searched dish in New Mexico.
Other states’ most googled Super Bowl recipes include:
- White Chicken Chili – Alabama
- Pigs in a Blanket – Nebraska and Washington, DC
- Jalapeño Poppers – Illinois
- Chicken Wings – Pennsylvania and Arkansas
- Cake – Florida, Arizona, and Tennessee
- Banana Bread – Oregon
- Football cupcakes – Hawaii
- Baked Chicken Breast – California
- Pizza – Maryland
- Lasagna – Vermont
- Nachos – North Dakota and Alaska
You can’t have a Super Bowl party without a good dip, which may be why dip recipes are the most Googled in 12 states, with Buffalo chicken dip the most popular search in eight states alone. Folks in Rhode Island though are searching seven-layer dip recipes and those in Texas want a spinach dip recipe. Oddly, the top Super Bowl recipe searched in Nevada is a vegan cheesy bacon spinach dip, which is just all sorts of wrong.