15 Famous American Foods

As one of the world’s biggest city and the most influence country, United States of America has been already dominating every aspects in this world. The simplest example is in the culinary aspect. American foods are globally acknowledged by other countries. Junk food or fast food has been introduced and consumed by every country. But, if you want to find out more about American culinary world, you better read this article.

Burger

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Burger has been named as the world’s most popular food. Burger is a combination of two rounds of burger bun with various kinds of meats and vegetables in the center. Burger’s meat consists of beef, chicken, pork and sometimes dori fish. The cheese selection is also varying start from melted mozzarella cheese, vegetables like lettuce, tomato, bell pepper and cucumber with mayonnaise, ketchup and chili sauce. Burger is a simple food and easy to make.

Fried Chicken

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Floured chicken combined with seasonings and then fried in hot oil. Fried chicken is also very famous and it’s also globally consumed. The special characteristic from this food are the crunchy sensation from perfectly golden fried chicken. Fried chicken usually served with rice and mashed potato but French fries is the perfect couple for this American style fried chicken. Fried chicken are also being served when Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration.

Succotash

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Succotash is a food with corns as the main ingredients and abundant variety of nuts. Tomato is the perfect addition for this dish.  Another addition of succotash consists of red and green bell pepper or other selection of vegetables. Unlike the other American foods, succotash is relatively easy to make. Succotash has being made and developed during the American crisis period. Not all American people can eat three times a day, so they make an easy and cheap food. Succotash usually served in Thanksgiving. This cuisine is also served in a big pot and pie.

Corn Bread

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Source: cookandbemerry.com

Corn bread is bread made from cornstarch. Corn bread usually consumed with liquor. Corn bread is very easy to make. There are several type of corn bread such as grilled corn bread, original sweet corn bread and steamed corn bread. Corn bread can be served with peanut soup, honey, butter, onion, and so on. Corn bread can be minced and served with cold milk like cereal. Corn bread also can be turned into tortilla. Tortilla is flattened bread made from wheat flour or cornstarch. Unlike the other variation of bread, corn bread is not using yeast.

Hot Dog

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Hot Dog is a kind of cooked and smoked sausages and it has smoother textures unlike the other variation of sausages. Hot dog usually consumed with hands especially in United States and usually with an average bun. This sandwich is called hot dog. The sausages are also vary, start from weenie, frankfurter, wiener and frank.

French Fries

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French Fries is a dish consist of sliced fried potatoes. The reason why the name of this dish is French fries are comes from the way it cooked. French fries are deep fried in hot oil. French fries can be directly eaten as snacks and this food is also the best addition for the main courses such as hamburger, steak, currywurst, fish and chips.

Grilled Chicken

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This food is one of the healthy choices of fast food. Grilled chicken didn’t use oil to cook. This is the reason why this dish is considered as the healthy food unlike the usual American food. Grilled chicken can be eaten directly or accompanied with sandwich, bread, French fries, rice and salad.

Taco

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Taco is originally comes from Mexico but after this snack is introduced and developed by the American. American taco comes with hard and soft tacos. You can found this in the American fast food restaurants. This food is prepared and formed like a clamshell. Usually, tacos made from cornstarch or corn tortilla and filled with a wide variety of meat such as beef, chicken, crab, seafood, and pork. The vegetables selections are lettuces, cabbages, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables.

Burrito

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Source: cookingmatters.org

Burrito is one of the Mexican foods. This food is very similar with taco. The ingredients of burrito consist of wrapped or folded tortilla. The distinguish difference between taco and burrito are from the usage of rice and nut filling inside it.

Tuna Sandwich

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Sandwich is the favorite family foods. This food is useful for those who want increase the protein ratio inside their body. Tuna sandwich is the third American popular foods after hamburger and fried chicken. The main ingredients of this sandwich are of course tuna, followed by two slices of bread, tomatoes, onion, spicy sauce and lettuces. Canned tuna is the popular selection of seafood in America after prawns.

Sundae

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Sundae commonly served as cold dessert. Sundae is made from milk. This dessert is the most favorite American food as well. Almost everyone like it start from kids, adult and elderly people.

Turducken

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This food is made from meats combination. Turducken is made from turkey, duck and chicken meat. That is why the name of this food is Turducken. The cooking process is also unique, a boneless chicken is inserted into boneless duck and then both of them inserted into a boneless turkey. All of those meats are grilled in a hot oven.

Burgoo

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Source: simplyrecipes.com

This food is originally comes from Ireland. This food is introduced by the Irish immigrants and then Burgoo is developed by the American people. The most unique aspect from this food is the usage of the meat itself. Burgoo use squirrel meat as their protein source instead of beef, turkey, pork or chicken.

Rocky Mountain Oyster

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This food is popular in Midwest area. Most of people are mistaken this food as the one of seafood variety. Are you also mistaken? If yes, rocky mountain oyster is not seafood. It’s an American fried bull testicle. Dare to eat this food?

Scrapple

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In the state of Pennsylvania, Scrapple has been the local delicacies in every restaurant. Scrapple is a combination between cornstarch, flour, trimmings and pork crap.

 

 

 

 

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