The United States of America is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. And you know what this means, a multitude of dishes of varying cultures for us to explore!
This is a dish that needs no introduction. The concept of the hamburger apparently originated around the 19th century, and as it gained popularity, more people began experimenting with it. One of the best results of this was the Cheeseburger. The origins of this dish is, of course, widely disputed but you can’t deny the fact that the USA is very popular for it.
A classic dinner plate in the USA, Pot Roast can be made with any cut of beef roast. There are many popular choices including, chuck roast, round roast, and beef brisket. It is then seared and cooked with plenty of vegetable including potatoes, onions, and carrots.
Basically, anything with a Hot Dog will do the trick. However, one of the more popular ones are the classic Hot dog, sandwiched between a sliced bun, and topped with a bit of ketchup and mustard. Everyone’s favorite hot dog is basically a cooked sausage which is traditionally grilled or steamed. Garnish with mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, onions, relish, cheese, and chili for some extra taste.
There are a large number of variations of Clam Chowder in the USA, but the New England Clam Chowder has to be the most famous and favorite of them all, which is served creamy white with potatoes and onions. The mix of the quahog shellfish with tender potatoes, salted pork, heavy cream, and herbs is truly a unique and tasty combination.
Apple Pie, one of the USA’s favorite pies, is a simple combination of sugar, buttery pastry and tart sliced apples. Although the dish is not of distinctly American origin, it has been transformed into a unique and remarkable “American experience”. “As American as Apple Pie” is the saying, as this dish is a national institution.
Simple, made by hand, and cooked outdoors, S’mores is the staple dessert around any campfire in the USA. Who knew that roasting a marshmallow and squishing it between two graham crackers with a slice of chocolate could be so tasty?
This is obviously not all that the USA has to offer when it comes to food so here are some honorable mentions that you should definitely get your hands if you’re there.
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich, the famous BLT,
Mac & Cheese,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,
And basically every Thanksgiving dish
Now all of these dishes might not be of American origin, but they’re definitely very popular in the USA and you should definitely try at least some of them if you’re there!