North Louisiana’s Official Menu



The Louisiana legislature made it official – North Louisiana has its own menu to distinguish it from the rest of the state. House Concurrent Resolution No. 88 recognizes official meal of North Louisiana.The official northern Louisiana meal:


  • Mini Natchitoches Meat Pie

Main Dish:

  • Fried Catfish
  • Fried Chicken
  • Barbecue Ribs
  • Barbecue Chicken
  • Barbecue Smoked Sausage
  • Baked Ham


  • Cabbage
  • Collards
  • Mustards
  • Turnips

(cooked with smoked neck bones and/or smoked ham hocks)

Peas and Beans:

  • Black eyed peas
  • Purple hull peas
  • Pinto beans
  • Butter beans

(cooked with smoked neck bones and/or smoked ham hocks)

Side dishes:

  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • Rice with Gravy
  • Potato Salad
  • Fried Okra


  • Hot Water Cornbread
  • Skillet Cornbread
  • Homemade Biscuits


  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Pound Cake
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Fruit Salad (sliced watermelon chunk topped with fresh blueberries, peaches and strawberries)


  • Homemade Mayhaw and Plum Jelly
  • Cucumber, Tomato, Onion and Green Onion Salad
  • Hot Sauce
  • Homemade Pepper Sauce
  • Cane Syrup


  • Sweet Tea
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