New Jersey Cuisine and Recipes

The Cuisine of New Jersey is representative of the Mid Atlantic region of the United States. The state of New Jersey is known for its commercial food and industrial production, with the state once boasting that "Trenton makes, the world takes", a phrase popularized by its placement on the Trenton Lower Free Bridge in the 1920s and 1930s

Italian Tomato Pie

The basic recipe for tomato pie calls for a thick, porous, focaccia-like dough covered with tomato sauce, which is sprinkled with grated Romano cheese.

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Jersey Breakfast Dog

A traditional Jersey Dog features a deep fried bacon wrapped hot dog with an egg on top. To make it easier you can pan fry the sausage or hot dog and bacon.

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New Jersey “Ripper” Hot Dogs

Ripper is the slang term for a type of hot dog. The hot dog is deep fried in oil until the casing bursts, or “rips”.

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New Jersey Cuisine

Due to its position between New York City and Philadelphia, many towns in New Jersey are bedroom communities of one or the other. As a result, the signature foods of both cities are very popular in their corresponding suburbs — pizza, bagels, pastrami, and submarine sandwiches in the New York Metropolitan Area communities of Northern and Central Jersey, and hoagies, cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, water ices, and scrapple in the Philadelphia Area towns of South Jersey. Several of these regional dishes have achieved popularity statewide.

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