A lot of people think that the United States doesn’t have its authentic cuisine. I hear this soo often ” There are no real American dishes, other than hamburgers and cheesecake.” No, there are so many American dishes, and there are so many that I had a hard time choosing which ones to include in my top 5 list of American foods for breakfast.
So let’s talk about the top 5 American foods for breakfast that you should eat if you are in the US.
1) Biscuits and Gravy
In the US, a biscuit is a soft, fluffy bread that we eat especially at breakfast, but it can also be served with lunch or dinner. And for gravy, we have brown gravy and white gravy. But for Biscuits and Gravy, it’s always the white gravy. We call it Sawmill Gravy or Sausage Gravy. Because it’s often made with little bits of sausage. And it’s a little thick, not liquidy like the brown gravy.
Biscuits and Gravy is a popular dish in the south because they’re made with simple and cheap ingredients. For the biscuits, you just need flour, water, and buttermilk I think. And for the gravy, you just need milk, flour, sausage, salt and pepper. You can serve Biscuits and Gravy with a cup of coffee and a glass of orange juice.
It is a popular dish from Louisiana. It’s a creole dish that combines influences from French, African and Native American cooking. And it’s popular all around the southern region of the US especially.
What is gumbo exactly? It’s a type of thick soup. The key ingredient of gumbo in Okra. It’s a vegetable that originally came from West Africa and probably arrived in the USA with the slave trade. If you’re ever in the south of the USA, be sure to try gumbo. It’s really good.
You can Check the Gumbo recipe from here.
3) Reuben Sandwiches
Let’s take a trip further north now, with the Reuben sandwich. Like a lot of dishes, it’s hard to know exactly how and where the Reuben originated, but everyone can mostly agree that a Reuben sandwich is made of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing pressed between 2 slices of rye bread.
As I said, it’s hard to know when and where this one originated, But it was surely in the 1930s, and some say that the sandwich originated in the Jewish delis of New York. Others say that it was created in the Blackstone Hotel, in Omaha, Nebraska.
4) Barbecued Ribs
Real American BBQ is not just a piece of meat that has barbecue sauce on it. Although there are plenty of Americans who enjoy that. But real barbecue is slow-cooked, for a very long time. Any meat can be barbecued, but people love pork ribs because the meat is so tender.
In the US, there are 4 main styles of barbecue. Each one is named for its place of origin:
- Kansas City
- North Carolina
Where Memphis is more pulled pork in a vinegar-tomato sauce. Kansas City prefers a dry rub of spices and no sauce. In Texas, barbecue beef is popular, and in North Carolina, they might smoke the entire pig and a vinegar-based sauce.
5) Macaroni and cheese
The mouthwatering combination of pasta and cheese predates the founding of America by several hundred years, but Tomas Jefferson is widely credited with introducing the much-loved dish into American cuisine. After a trip through Italy, Jefferson brought a pasta maker and Parmesan cheese back to Virginia and famously served the dish at a state dinner in 1802.
So those are my top 5 favourite American foods for breakfast, but what about you? What American foods have you tried? And did you like them or not? Share your story with us in the comments. Everybody loves food, so I can’t wait to read your story.