Top-9 Best Foods Invented in US


street-food avaUnited States gave a lot of extraordinary and delicious foods to the world. Many dishes became traditional in our country and we cook them on our main holidays. But usually favourite American foods are street foods: like hot dogs, corn dogs, Philly cheesesteaks, burgers etc. We present you top-9 American dishes that were invented in US and still are popular nowadays.

1. Corn Dog

Corn-Dog 1It is a kind of hot dog, but sausage is coated in corn meal and served on a stick. This food is traditional for US (pretty much as hot dog is) and was invented here – in Taxes. Usually Americans buy corn dogs as a street food, but also this dish is rather easy to make at home. Corn Dog was invented in 1942.

2. S'mores

Smores 1S'more is one the favourite American campfire desserts. It is very easy to make – just buy marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate, put a piece of chocolate on one cracker, toast a marshmallow on the open fire (or in microwave), put hot marshmallow onto chocolate and cracker, put another cracker on top. Here you are. Easy and delicious. First recipe of S'more appeared in 1927.

3. Reuben Sandwich

Reuben-Sandwich 1It is a completely American food. Very masculine (actually, a lot of traditional American foods are masculine). To cook it just take 2 slices of rye bread (or any other bread), put a pound of pastrami onto one, flavour it with Swiss cheese and Russian dressing, and put another slice of bread on top. This sandwich is very unique because of large amount of meat in it. It was invented in Nebraska in 1920.

4. Cheese curds

Cheese-curds 1This dish is popular in the north of US and in Canada. Cheese curds are solid parts of soured milk, often deep-fried. You can either buy them in a store, or cook at home. But cheese curds should be fresh – it's the only demand. Cheese curds are eaten as a main dish or added to another – like French fries, burgers, different appetizers and so on.

5. Turducken

Turducken 1It's a very extraordinary dish, only US people could give it to the world. The name turducken correlates with its entity: turkey, duck, chicken. This dish is cooked by stuffing deboned chicken into deboned duck and then into whole deboned turkey. After that turkey is baked. Turducken is often served on Christmas, Thanksgiving Day, the 4th of July. What can we cay, Americans love meat.

6. Buffalo wings

Buffalo-wings 1We like chicken, but sometimes it can be rather plain and not interesting. That's why people invented buffalo wings. These are deep-fried chicken wings, coated in very hot cayenne pepper sauce. Buffalo wings are always served with raw vegetables, soft cheese or vegetable dips, because you have to take a break between bites of really devilled hot meat. This food was invented in New York in 1960s.

7. Cobb Salad

Cobb-Salad 1This is a favourite American garden salad. It contains greens, vegetables, meat, eggs and blue cheese. There is a mnemonic EAT COBB that helps to remember ingredients: Egg, Avocado, Tomato, Chicken, Onion, Bacon, Blue cheese. Cobb salad is not only delicious, but also very healthy. The first time this salad was served in Hollywood restaurant in 1929.

8. Philly Cheesesteak

Philly-Cheesesteak 1It is a popular Philadelphian fast food. Philly cheesesteak contains a long roll, thinly-sliced pieces of steak, melted cheese and onion. This food is cheap and not exquisite, but that's the thing. It is just street food in US. Philly cheesesteak was invented in Philadelphia in 1930s.

9. Baked Alaska

Baked-Alaska 1This is one of the most extraordinary desserts in US. To cook it put a scoop of ice cream onto a piece of pie or cake, top it with a meringue and bake (sometimes Baked Alaska is cooked not in the oven, you can just pour rum on top and light on fire). It is delicious and beautiful, smells fine and tastes even better. This dessert was called Baked Alaska in 1876 to honor the acquired American territory.

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