Favorite Recipes from Kansas

At potluck suppers, wild game dinners, farmstead gatherings, and innovative new restaurants, Kansans eat the most delicious foods.

Braised Rabbit with Mushrooms and Celery Root

Wild rabbit, a favorite among hunters in Kansas, is braised in beer and chicken stock to make a dish perfectly suited for autumn. See the recipe for Braised Rabbit with Mushrooms and Celery Root »

Creamed Corn Casserole

Creamed corn lends a dessert-like lusciousness to this baked brunch dish.

Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken

Double-fried chicken marinated in an aromatic brine is a specialty of the house at the restaurant Rye KC in Leawood, Kansas. See the recipe for Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken »

Curried Potato Salad

Curried Potato Salad

Fresh Pea and Corn Salad

Shelled peas and fresh corn mingle with apple cider vinegar, sugar, and oil in this sweet and sour tossed salad.

Lentil and Beet Salad with Lavender-Mustard Vinaigrette

A honey-sweetened dressing of orange juice infused with lavender lends floral notes to a hearty lentil salad.

Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted sweet potatoes are married with candied ginger in a citrus vinaigrette in a salad recipe from Kansas home cook Sue Ashline.

Chicken-Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy

Inexpensive cube steaks, tenderized by the butcher, work best for this heartland breakfast staple. Get the recipe for Chicken-Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy »

Iced Sugar Cookies

Simple, buttery vanilla sugar cookies are a classic; they make great gifts or potluck desserts.

Cucumber Pepper Slaw

Sliced cucumber is tenderized with kosher salt in this zesty slaw. Cucumber Pepper Slaw »

Farmer’s Salad with Beet Vinaigrette

This salad is topped with a bright thick sweet-tart pickled beet dressing. Get the recipe for Farmer’s Salad with Beet Vinaigrette »

Jude’s Perfect Potato Salad

A healthy dose of celery seeds and sharp Dijon mustard add a kick to this mashed potato and egg salad. Get the recipe for Jude’s Perfect Potato Salad »

Summer Succotash Salad

Summer Succotash Salad

Tomato-Cheddar Tart

Tomato-Cheddar Tart