There must be thousands of recipes handed down through the generations that are cherished by tons of New Jersey families. And that's why this may be a little controversial.

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How can you choose a single recipe as New Jersey's top one? Just about every family in the state has one or two they think should top the list. And, frankly, each family probably has a good case.

So, how does Taste of Home begin to decide which recipe is the state's best? Well, they start by keeping it pretty simple.

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And they didn't make it about one specific recipe. They made it about a dish that is a favorite throughout the state and then celebrated the recipe that they think is the strongest for that dish. That's a good way to go about it.

Now the next question becomes which dish represents New Jersey the best. Is it lasagna, sausage, and peppers, or a fresh seafood meal? The answer is none of those. So, what is it?

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They chose the Jersey Style Hot Dog. Ok, we're listening. That's a pretty good choice. Most New Jersey residents aren't in a bad mood when they're having one of those for lunch, right?

And Taste of Home provides a recipe from Suzanne Banfield of Basking Ridge, and it looks delicious.

So get ready to grill those potatoes and enjoy a little taste of New Jersey, and a Jersey Hot Dog!

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