What could be called a truly American experience? Probably, a night while watching a football match, drinking beer, and eating some fried Buffalo chicken wings. If you are not a big football fan, then you can skip this step. However, you definitely must try some famous American deep-fried snacks while visiting the USA. Put your healthy diet aside and order the crazy rich, greasy, and delicious fried snacks with some extra fries and dipping. Sure, these are not the healthiest choices, but every corner of the country seems to have its own greasy food traditions, so a few bites will not hurt anybody.
One of the most popular American dishes is Buffalo wings. These spicy, deep-fried chicken wings are well-known all around the world and can be called a synonym of New York. There are many variations of these chicken wings, but originally these are chicken wings fried in peanut oil and served with hot sauce and blue cheese dressing. Another extremely popular chicken dish is Kentucky fried chicken. The best thing about this recipe is that all parts of the chicken can be used. The original recipe tells to combine the egg and buttermilk to soak the chicken pieces. Put the flour in a separate bowl and whisk in all the herbs and spices. Dip the pieces of chicken into this mixture and cook them in hot oil. This recipe is popular because it is easy, the prepared chicken will be juicy and crispy, and yes, this is the highlight of the worldwide fast food restaurant chain KFC.
Italia is the homeland of pizza but this dish an unseparated part of the American culture as well. However, it must be noticed that American pizza and Italian pizza are two different things. For example, the Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is almost 5cm thick and looks like a bowl of dough with a filling made of mozzarella, pepperoni, olives, onions, and some other ingredients. New York-style pizza is a medium-thin crust and topped with a lot of marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. New Haven-style pizza is extremely thin, crispy, and topped with a little cheese and seasonal herbs. Basically, every region has its own pizza variation, so it is always worth trying it in different cities.
Honestly, the major of American dishes are covered with melted cheese. However, some stuff is cheesier than others. One of the most famous and easiest dishes is grilled cheese which needs just three ingredients: white bread, butter, and Cheddar cheese. If talking in numbers, you should be informed that two grilled cheese sandwiches have about 500 calories, almost 29g fat, and 76 mg cholesterol. Another cheese bomb of calories is fried butter balls that are very common in the state of Georgia. These balls are made of creamy cheese, seasonal herbs, dipped in flour and butter. The prepared balls are fried until the light golden colour and served with tomato sauce or any other dipping. The highlight of Philadelphia is Philly Cheesesteak sandwich made of thin slices of steak, a lot of melted cheese, onions, and bell peppers.