Top 10 typical foods in the United States

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Fastfoods such as hamburgers, apple pie or potato chips are popular foods in the United States. In this article, you will have chances to discover top 10 typical foods in this country. If you travel to America some day, why not try eating the following dishes?

 


New England clam chowder is a must-eat dish when you travel to Boston. It is often served in restaurants on Fridays in order to provide a seafood option for people who abstain from meat every Friday. Among many types of clam chowders, Massachuset one is the most special. It is traditionally made with bacon, onion, potatoes, flour and clams.

 


You can eat clam chowder with spices and soaked biscuits

You can eat clam chowder with spices and soaked biscuits

 


Shoofly pie is a fluffy molasses pie. Lemon juice is usually added to the bottom layer and buttermilk to the topping, which makes the pie more delicious. It is best to be served for breakfast.

 


Shoofly pie may get its name because the molasses attracts flies that must be

Shoofly pie may get its name because the molasses attracts flies that must be "shooed" away

 

 


Po-boys is a sandwich comprising fried meat or seafood inside. The traditional dish is served hot and includes fried shrimp and oysters. Besides, catfish, roast beef, hot sausage and French fries can be used to replace for traditional ingredients.

 


This dish is served at any American restaurant

This dish is served at any American restaurant

 


The next thing that makes America great is not meat, cake or bread. It is Chili peppers used as both food and medicine. The American do not like chilli foods as much as Korean and Chinese, but peppers are essential ingredients in their dishes. Surprisingly, green chile seems to be hotter than red one.

 


Chili peppers may be green or red

Chili peppers may be green or red

 


The production of Olympia oysters developed considerably in the 1890s, but then fell off in the early 20th century. Small oysters used to disappear; therefore oyster farmers had to import Pacific and Eastern oysters to replace them. Among various oysters, Olympia oysters are the best ones.

 


Olympias are still being harvested in small quantity

Olympias are still being harvested in small quantity

 


Fajitas can be found in most restaurants along with an interesting slogan: “Beef, beef, and more beef”. Beef is an integral ingredient which makes Fajitas great. However, chicken, pork and shrimp are good alternatives. Popular condiments such as tomato, pico de gallo, sour cream, lettuce and cheese are shredded.

 


In restaurants, meat is usually cooked with onions and bell peppers

In restaurants, meat is usually cooked with onions and bell peppers

 


San Francisco sourdough plays a particular importance in baking rye-based breads. Sourdough starter is made with flour and water refreshed for 3 or more days. The use of a sour starter for bread can be seen in both San Francisco and Europe.

 


Baguette is made from organic San Francisco sourdough

Baguette is made from organic San Francisco sourdough

 


Pastrami was originated from Turkey and introduced to the United States in a wave of Jewish immigration. Pastrami is usually made from beef seasoned with a mix of spices including garlic, coriander, black pepper, paprika, cloves, allspice, and mustard seed. Then it is smoked and steamed until the meat is infused.

 


In New York, pastrami is sliced and served along with rye bread.

In New York, pastrami is sliced and served along with rye bread.

 


Smithfield ham was originated from the town of Smithfield in Isle of in Virginia, the U.S.A. You can smell ham whether it is well-cooked or not. Of course, cooked ham slides have better taste while normal ham seems to be fatty.

 


Smithfield ham is among foods that make America great

Smithfield ham is among foods that make America great

 


Chicago-style hot dogs originating from the city of Chicago, Illinois has the unique combination of condiments. The hot dog is commonly topped with yellow mustard, chopped onions, sweet pickle relish and tomato slices.

 


Chicago-style hot dogs can be seen in every fast-food restaurant in the United States

Chicago-style hot dogs can be seen in every fast-food restaurant in the United States

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/09/04