6 Iconic American Dishes

The word American cuisine reminds us of the hamburger with extra cheese and a big fat patty. Americans have been extravagant since the beginning be it entertainment, traveling or food, and, have adopted some food items from various countries and molded it into their iconic dishes which have America written all over them.

Here we take a look at the most iconic dishes of American history.

1.HAMBURGERS: Hamburgers are rarely made of ham, so why the name? According to history, Hamburg was a German port connecting New York and Germany so to attract German customers people sold Hamburg style steak which later developed onto hamburgers. These are usually made up with bread buns cut in half and filled with fried beef patties, cheese, lettuce, onion, pickles and mustard sauce served with ketchup accompanied by French Fries and Cola!

2.APPLE PIE“As American as apple pie” is a saying in the United States, meaning “typically American.” Apple pie became one of the most iconic dishes in America during the 19th century; it is usually made with a filling of apples that are thin sliced and spiced with cinnamon and lemon juice in a 9′ diameter fluted pie plate, served with whipped cream; it is the evening snack for every American child. With appliances like a stand mixer, you can easily make multiple apple pies from the comfort of your home. Find the one which is best for you by going through stand mixer reviews.

3.MAC AND CHEESE: Macaroni and cheese originally a dish from the United Kingdom became a popular dish in the USA after President Thomas Jefferson served a pie called macaroni at a state dinner in 1802. Made purely with macaroni pasta and cheese, usually cheddar and butter, traditionally baked in a casserole, mac and cheese are considered as a comfort food by Americans. They even have a “National Macaroni and Cheese Day” on the 14th of July!!

4.CORNDOGS: This is the American street food which is the most common in the States and has many variations that exist, however, the traditional version is made with a sausage that is dipped in cornmeal batter, thickly coating it and then deep frying it. Usually served on a stick with mustard sauce and ketchup.

5.BANANA SPLIT:  The banana split sundae was invented in 1904 by a pharmacist in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, who enjoyed inventing sundaes in his free time!! Thanks to him for a whole new level of sundae!! Traditionally made with a banana sliced lengthwise placed in a long tray called a boat with a scoop of each; vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice-cream, topped with respective syrups, nuts, whipped cream, and maraschino cherry this is every sweet tooth’s paradise. You can find a Banana Split in many small restaurants now because of powerful appliances like Kitchenaid Professional 600 and whipped cream.

6.ICE CREAM SODA: Another American invention when the soda fountain seller ran out of ice to cool his drinks he used ice-cream from a fellow vendor and thus invented the ice cream float. Known by many names such as that of root beer float, Boston cooler , brown cow, tc., this is usually made with a soda drink such as coke or beer served with an ice-cream scoop which floats on top of it usually vanilla or chocolate. Most popular as a summer cooler in America.

So these were top 6 iconic dishes, that are prevalent in United States. So what do you all think about this? Let us know below.