Pulled Chicken with White Sauce
While some form of barbecue sandwich is popular in most southern states, Alabama has a unique take in the form of a pulled chicken sandwich with white sauce. The mayo-based sauce is tangy and mildly spicy thanks to cider vinegar, horseradish and a potpourri of other spices. A surprising runner-up? The simple tomato and mayo on white bread. (Find tons more slow cooker sandwich recipes here.)
While salmon sandwiches are especially popular in the largest state in the union, I’m going with something a bit more unexpected here, and perhaps a bit more troubling for Rudolph fans: the reindeer sandwich. Served variously as sausage, burger, or in cheesesteak format, you’ll have plenty of options for reindeer sandwiches if you visit The Last Frontier. Just don’t tell the kids what they’re eating.