Popular American Foods: Top 10 Appetizers, Entrees & Sides
It’s winter time. Countdown for finals is starting. All good reasons to store some body fat? Maybe. But if you plan to do so… Welcome to American cuisine: New. Exciting. And maybe disgusting.
Here are some of the most popular American lunch and dinner items you’ll find in the dining hall and restaurants. We hope you’re hungry…for learning. Delicious, delicious learning.
- Buffalo wings
These spicy, deep fried appetizers are made of chicken, not buffalo. Usually served with celery, because that makes them healthy.
- Clam chowder
Available “New England” style (cream-based) or “Manhattan” style (tomato-based). Either way, clam chowder is a soup-er good way to start your meal.
- Chicken noodle soup
Chicken, noodles and vegetables. Try this comforting soup when that guy who can’t stop coughing in class gets you sick.
Lots of beef, tomato and maybe some beans. This sometimes spicy soup is so hearty it’s basically a meal by itself.
- Corn dog
A hot dog in a ground corn batter. And deep fried. Especially popular at carnivals, county fairs and other places where it’s somehow normal to eat food on a stick.
Perfect for when you want to eat multiple (small) burgers. Perfect for sharing…or not.
- Bacon Cheeseburger
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Sliders not enough for you? Try this ultimate American sandwich: a hamburger with melted cheese and smoky bacon.
- Barbeque ribs
Either pork or beef ribs in a smoky BBQ sauce (see number 23 below). The meat is usually so tender it “falls off the bone,” which is the only time that phrase isn’t creepy.
- Reuben sandwich
Globally popular salt-cured beef, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, German sauerkraut (sour cabbage) and rye bread popular in Europe. It’s like the United Nations of sandwiches.
10. Peanut butter and jelly
Salty, creamy “butter” made from peanuts, plus fruit jelly. We bet you won’t go a week before seeing someone eat a PB&J in class.
Now you are getting hungry?
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