Eat your way through our country and don’t feel guilty about it with our list of iconic foods you must try! Here, we have foods from the West that you should check out in every region!
Oysters on the Half Shell
Rocky Mountain Oysters
Did you know? Despite what it implies, these oysters are not from the depths of the ocean rather the local farm. The “oysters” are actually bull testicles that are removed in their youth while a calf and after going through the preparation process are rolled in flour, pepper and fried.
A simple and hearty breakfast of corn tortillas, refried beans, fried eggs and salsa, these “rancher’s eggs” will become your must-have when visiting New Mexico.
Although the name suggests serving them in time of mourning, funeral potatoes can be shared with family and friends any time. This casserole traditionally is made with potatoes, cheese, your favorite cream-based soup, onions, butter, and topped with a crunchy topping of your choice.
Illustration by Grace Downey