Otázka: American cuisine
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of “American cuisine” are classics like burgers, fried chicken, hot dogs and pancakes. Like many things American, the cuisine also has influences from elsewhere – German, British, Italian, Dutch, French, and Caribbean are only some of the cultures that have contributed to the food that is now considered typically American. Here’s our roundup of popular American foods that you will find across the country.
The popularity of the hamburger and cheeseburger in the USA is indisputable. Traditional, gourmet, fast food, with bacon, sliders, with green chili, Juicy Lucy style… the list of variations and toppings is infinite. If there is one food that we had to pick, burgers have to be the most American of them all.
Dish consisting of a grilled or steamed sausage served in the slit of a partially sliced bun.
Probably the most iconic of American foods, apple pie was first introduced in the States by British and Dutch immigrants. However, over the years it’s been transformed into a distinctly American food experience, typically served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Fried chicken wings doused in a cayenne-vinegar hot sauce (buffalo sauce) are ubiquitous bar snacks. Buffalo chicken wings was first served in the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, and are now one of the most popular bar foods.
Grated potato mini-balls which are cylindrical in shape and fried with a crispy exterior are found in breakfast spots, fast food joints and diners.
Reference often made to pork or beef ribs that are cooked using the low, indirect heat and smoke of a barbecue pit or the high, direct heat of a grill.
The classic corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut sandwich is synonymous with American delis.
Biscuits and Gravy
The biscuits are traditionally made with butter or lard and buttermilk; the country gravy with meat drippings and (usually) chunks of fresh pork sausage and black pepper. Nowadays, biscuits can be found with all sorts of ingredients – bacon and chive combination is a popular one.
Typically, it involves ground meat and seasonings, made into a loaf shape either using a loaf pan or hand-shaped, roasted and then topped with sauce or just ketchup!
A dish made from coarsely ground corn kernels, grits can be extremely versatile. Typically found in savoury versions, they can also be made sweet. A classic dish is shrimp and grits, but grits are also a popular breakfast item, in place of oatmeal.