The Hawk & Tom Show

August 19, 2020
Hawk & Tom Blog

In honor of ​National Potato Day, a new study looked at Google Trends to find the most-loved potato dish in all 50 states. 

Here are the results....


1.  French fries CRUSHED all the other choices.  They're #1 in 18 states, including four of the five biggest:  California, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania. 


2.  Mashed potatoes are next with seven states:  Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and WisconsinFried mashed potato balls are #1 in Texas.


3.  Baked potatoes, three states:  Idaho, Montana, and OklahomaBaked sweet potatoes are #1 in South Carolina.  And Twice baked potato casserole is first in Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi.


4.  Potato chips only topped the list in three states:  Connecticut, Delaware, and Maine.


5.  Four different potato dishes had two states each:  Hash brown casserole in Kentucky and Tennessee . . . Hasselback potatoes in Minnesota and New Hampshire . . . Potato skins in Michigan and Ohio . . . and Potato soup in West Virginia and Wyoming.


6.  Here are the more unique picks:  In Massachusetts, Gnocchi . . . Rhode Island, Home fries . . . Air fryer potatoes in South Dakota . . . Vermont is the only state where Potato salad is #1 . . . and somehow, the #1 potato dish in Iowa is . . . Onion rings.  (???)


Here's a map with results for all 50 states.