Culinary oddities that can only be found in Americans
Source: Spoon spoon
American cuisine is rich in vibrant and varied dishes, many of which may surprise new arrivals in the country, writes Spoon spoon.
Each nation has its own culinary traditions, but Americans sometimes surprise and shock Russian people with their extraordinary dishes.
Americans rarely peel off root crops: they are sure (and quite rightly) that it contains the most valuable substances. Visitors are surprised by a dish called potato skins, which means “potato peel”.
And if you were served peeled potatoes, then it was canned in a jar.
"Ants on a log"
A dish quite familiar to Americans surprises with its appearance and taste: celery stalks are spread with peanut butter and raisins are added on top. This snack is loved by American children.
Natural coffee somehow did not find much demand among Americans, so they add all sorts of products to the drink: mint, caramel, ginger, pumpkin and other ingredients. And traditionally drink coffee on the go.
Dessert "Red Velvet"
An unusual bright red color dessert is served with coffee. Its taste does not cause any association with red products: it is just a food coloring.
Strange combinations of ingredients
In America, for breakfast, you can easily be served chicken with a side dish of waffles and honey (maple syrup). Or pancakes with bacon, generously seasoned with maple syrup. By the way, Americans love bacon paired with chocolate.
Americans first roast marshmallows (marshmallows) on fire, then put them between cookies, adding chocolate. This snack is called S'more.
Ice Cream Soda
Root Beer Floats is a dessert, but the taste is very difficult to describe. Try to imagine the taste of kvass, to which a lot of ice cream was added ...
Everything that can be eaten, Americans like to deep-fry. They believe that food should be crunchy. Even pickled cucumbers are fried in batter! Such a dish will also surprise you very much: a piece of butter, fried in batter, is strung on a stick.
The Americans call this dish a pie, although it is made from Fritos chips, chili and melted cheese. And they serve a “pie” right in the bag in which there were chips.
Sandwich with Jam and Peanut Butter
It is difficult for a Russian person to understand the classics of American cuisine - a sweet peanut butter sandwich topped with jam.
This is ordinary crushed ice, on top of which syrup is poured. What did Americans not like with ordinary ice cream or sorbet?