Whenever you think about American cuisine, famous dishes such as hamburger, sandwich, hotdog will come right away in your mind. In fact, there are more than this, if you curious about the weirdest dedicacies of American, then, here a list for you to check it out!
1. Jell-O Salad
Jell-O salad is a famous dish of Pennsylvania. It is a mixture of all kind of left-over food such as pork, carrot, tomatoes, shrimp, etc… and then added gelatin to make a firm texture.
Jell-O is weird stuff, besides the love-or-hate texture and its odd, its colorful transparency made it perfect for Halloween desserts. So actually, if you’re looking for something semi-authentic for your next Game of Thrones party, feel free to take your favorite Jell-O-based dessert.
Mostly found in the Delta region of Mississippi, koolickles is unnaturally colored cucumber pickle – usually red as that’s the most popular Kool-Aid “flavor” — that have been slowly creeping their way out of the Delta from whence they were born.
As frightening or weird as Kool-Aid pickles may sound, they turned out to be a pretty big hit, even among non-pickle fans. It’s fairly easy to see why. The sugar and the vinegar counteract each other and all but cancel each other out, leaving behind essentially a fruity, sweet, tangy, highly crunchy cucumber.
Basically, grits is one type of porridge that is made from boiled cornmeal. It is considered to be a quite healthy dish due to the rich in iron and B vitamins from the ingredient that it is made from – ground, dried corn. Grits will be ready on a plate if it reaches the thick, smooth texture and have a mild flavor. The taste will depend on what you mix with them, so they are often made with added salt, butter, and cheese.
Chitterlings is usually made from the large intestines of a hog, although the intestines of cattle and other animals are sometimes used. In fact, it even has feces of the animals in it. As you can imagine, the intestines carry feces, therefore, when you cook chitterlings, you have to make sure to clean the intestines as much as possible. You can clean the intestine with lemon or vinegar and onions to remove the stinky.
Uncooked chitterlings stink. Bad. They will stink literally the whole house. But if you can make it past the smell, you’ve won the battle. The final dish is worth it. The taste of chitterlings is indescribable. Their mild flavor, comparable to nothing else, seems to be defined by how they are seasoned. They are tender than bacon and in some parts are called “wrinkle steaks.”
5. Red-eye Gravy, aka Poor Man’s Gravy
Red-eye gravy is a thin sauce that is often seen in the cuisine of the Southern United States and associated with the country ham of that region. In some regions, it might have other names such as poor man’s gravy, bird-eye gravy, bottom sop, cedar gravy, and red ham gravy.
Coming from the appearance once has been placed in a serving bowl of it, “red eye gravy” has a dark coffee and meat bits sink to the bottom and a layer of grease is usually visible on top. That’s why it has such kind of name.
The gravy is made from the drippings of pan-fried country ham mixed with black coffee. Red-eye gravy is often served over ham, grits or biscuits. The taste might a little feel like coffee and a decadent rich, dark, flavorful and slightly salty.