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 Casserole
Creamed corn lends a dessert-like lusciousness to this baked brunch dish.James Roper
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
Subarna Bhattachan, a Nepalese chef living in Lawrence, Kansas, folds a purée of cool yogurt, nutty tahini, and spicy red chiles into his fragrant take on potato salad. Get the recipe for Curried Potato Salad »James Oseland
Fresh Pea and Corn 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.James Roper
Lentil and Beet Salad with Lavender-Mustard Vinaigrette
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.James Oseland
Sweet Potato 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.James Oseland
Chicken-Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy
Chicken-Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy
Inexpensive cube steaks, tenderized by the butcher, work best for this heartland breakfast staple.James Oseland
Rye's Red Chili
Pulled pork stands in for the burnt ends of barbecued brisket in a very robust Kansas City-style bean chili inspired by one from the restaurant Rye KC in Leawood, Kansas. See the recipe for Rye's Red Chili »Todd Coleman
Iced Sugar Cookies
Iced Sugar Cookies
Simple, buttery vanilla sugar cookies are a classic; they make great gifts or potluck desserts.James Roper
Cucumber Pepper Slaw
Cucumber Pepper Slaw
Sliced cucumber is tenderized with kosher salt in this zesty slaw.James Oseland
Farmer's Salad with Beet Vinaigrette
Farmer's Salad with Beet Vinaigrette
This salad is topped with a bright thick sweet-tart pickled beet dressing.James Oseland
Jude's Perfect Potato Salad
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 »James Oseland
Summer Succotash Salad
Summer Succotash Salad
Grilled sweet corn, plus fresh edamame in place of the traditional limas, elevates this light summer salad.James Oseland
Tomato-Cheddar Tart
Tomato-Cheddar Tart
Salting and draining fresh tomatoes before baking ensures a crisp, flaky crust for this savory tart from the Dominican sisters of Heartland Farm in Pawnee Rock, Kansas.James Roper