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What American recipes would interest you?
« on: June 21, 2012, 06:50:25 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I am an American and I teach English in Europe. My colleagues and I have decided that it would be nice to post a recipe for traditionally American or English food each week in our training center. This week, I posted one for NY cheesecake, but now I am a bit at a loss for what else might be interesting.  Any suggestions?

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 07:25:59 AM »
Regional recipes such as Boston Baked Beans or Kentucky Burgoo would be interesting, especially if you could follow it up with a discussion about the region- climate, influences etc.

Another option might be to pick a European or other region and post a recipe typical of that community living in the US- such as a typical Pennsylvania Dutch recipe- then you can have a follow on discussion.
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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 08:30:44 AM »
Southern fried chicken
Cole slaw (maybe with various regional versions)
Corn bread
Maryland crab cakes
Barbecue (could have various regional versions)
Grits (could compare the hominy and non-hominy, non-hominy is *similar* to polenta)

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 09:01:25 AM »
Gumbo and Jambalaya
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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 09:11:42 AM »
Skyline Chili
Shrimp & Grits
Yankee Pot Roast
Frogmore Stew
Crawfish Pie
Catfish Stew

What have you got? Is it food? Is it for me? I want it whatever it is!

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 09:37:37 AM »
Biscuits
Peanut butter anything
Homemade barbecue sauce
Fudge

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 09:57:26 AM »
Tollhouse Cookies
Potato Salad
Cobb Salad
Sloppy Joes
Mississippi Mud Cake
Pecan Pie
San Fran Style Cioppino
Buffalo wings if you can come up for a subsitute for Frank's Hot Sauce
Texas style chile though you may need to start off with drying chile's and grinding into chile powder

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 10:20:35 AM »
Sausage, biscuit, and gravy

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 10:22:02 AM »
Split pea soup

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 10:24:17 AM »
Chicken fried steak.
Brownies
Clam chowder (Manhattan or New England)

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 11:43:44 AM »
I second Chicken Fried Steak.

Mainly because my DF asked for me to cook this for him the other day and I can't find two recipes on the internet that agree on what it is!

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 12:01:20 PM »
I second Chicken Fried Steak.

Mainly because my DF asked for me to cook this for him the other day and I can't find two recipes on the internet that agree on what it is!

I was going to suggest Chicken Fried Steak but unless you already have a favorite method, it's very hard to provide a recipe.

But whenever I'm cooking in another country (or even US State) it is always the item most requested. 

If you need a recipe for one , The Pioneer Woman's recipe is a nice basic one and her photos are very good.

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 02:09:04 PM »
There are as many ways of making chicken fried steak as there are people who make it. 

We first ate the dish in the early 1980s at the late, lamented Cactus Cafe in Greenwich Village.  Later, we found a recipe from a 1983 cookbook 'The Flavors of America' published by Current.  With minor variations, it's served us well ever since. 

If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to post our version on the recipe thread.  It's not difficult to make and all the ingredients should be readily available in Europe. 

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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2012, 02:37:32 PM »
If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to post our version on the recipe thread.  It's not difficult to make and all the ingredients should be readily available in Europe.

Good point- any dish featured needs to be made from scratch with no proprietry mixes or specialised ingredients as you can't always get them here. You can't get Bisquick for example.
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Re: What American recipes would interest you?
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 03:49:31 PM »
Our Chicken Fried Steak recipe has been posted.

Dang, the AC is on, it's 85 degrees in the house and we just made it last week but I'm longing for this dinner!