On Thanksgiving Day, residents of the United States meet at a family table, which will certainly feature at least a few traditional dishes for this holiday. There are ten classic treats, and for many housewives it is important to put each of them on the table. Edition FTW USA Today reminds about them and offers a popularity rating of these dishes.
This holiday season is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for. According to For The Win, food is one of those blessings. In the spirit of the season and the never-ending love of online listings, the publication offers its own take on classic holiday food, from America's favorite to least-loved Thanksgiving meal. Your own rating may look different - share it with us.
1. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are the best and only dish on this list that people enjoy eating not only on holidays, but also at other times throughout the year. According to the publication, no one eats a turkey on other days, with the exception of Thanksgiving, but everyone enjoys mashed potatoes regardless of the occasion. As writes Today, the main secret of a good puree is an abundance of butter and milk. It must be at room temperature. And milk or cream - warm. This will make the puree homogeneous, without lumps.
2. Turkey Stuffing (Stuffing)
Bread version of mashed potatoes can be eaten at least a few days after Thanksgiving. If the turkey is very large, the filling inside is sometimes not baked, so after cooking it is removed and brought to readiness separately - then it is called dressing, writes Fluentu. The fact is that over time, the filling baked inside the turkey has become an independent dish and served separately as a side dish. Thanksgiving traditional turkey filling consists of bread with onions, butter and herbs. Sometimes sausages or minced meat are added there. Many housewives prefer a light and juicy vegetable version of the filling.
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It's not technically a dish, but according to the publication, the delicious gravy is responsible for the fact that "half the things on this list are edible." A turkey with sauce is much tastier than without it, and the sauce itself is wonderful. Grevy is a thick sauce obtained directly during the preparation of the dish from the secreted juices of the cooked products. It can be further thickened with flour or starch. This sauce is poured over when serving both the dish itself and the side dish.
4. Sweet Potato Casserole (Candied Sweet Potatoes)
Sweet potato is a nice healthy dish with a pleasant taste and texture. However, thanksgiving is usually offered as a sweet potato casserole with brown sugar, marshmallows and butter. Let it not be the same as just sweet potatoes, but also a tasty thing.
5. Rolls (Rolls)
Not everyone eats them, although they are taken from the plate. A variant is cornbread, which is usually served with Mexican dishes (stews, soups, chili), dishes of the southern American states (fried meat, mashed potatoes). In the northern states, cornbread is most commonly eaten as a cake topped with sweet maple syrup.
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6. Cheese Pasta (Mac 'n' Cheese)
This is a simple but always win-win combination of pasta, cheese and béchamel sauce. Macaroni and cheese is prepared both on weekdays and on holidays. Thanksgiving Option - Macaroni and Cheese in the Oven. This is a hearty meal that can always feed a lot of people.
7. Pumpkin Pie
For dessert, Americans bake shortcrust pastry tart with spicy pumpkin filling and serve it with whipped cream. Usually, canned pumpkin puree is used for this pie, but you can also make it yourself. Pumpkin pie is an amazingly tasty dish, eagerly awaited all year round, but it is especially good on a holiday.
8. Cranberry Sauce (Cranberry Sauce)
Although you can buy it at the supermarket, homemade cranberry sauce is much tastier. It is served cold to a baked turkey. Additional ingredients are zest, spices, and in some recipes fried onions. Cranberries have a sweet and sour and slightly tart taste that perfectly shades the turkey.
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9. Green Bean Casserole (Green Bean Casserole)
It has occupied one of the key places on holiday tables for over 60 years. It is prepared from bechamel sauce, blanched beans and mushrooms fried with onions. All ingredients are mixed in a mold and baked until golden brown.
10. Turkey (Turkey)
The main dish of the holiday is a turkey, which is usually prepared by the whole family. By the way, it is the basis of the festive table for a reason, because it was the only game that the first settlers in America could catch. Nearly 50 thousands of turkeys are grown all over the country by Thanksgiving so that every family can decorate their table with this dish. It is served with various side dishes and the same gravy of gravy.