Hey guys, I need American recipes.
This summer, I will be having a Japanese exchange student coming to stay at my house, and they want to try traditional American food. Please grace me with your gift of cooking
This is what I think of as traditional American fare:
Beef patty with a piece of bread (usually a special type called a 'hamburger bun', google it) on each side, often garnished with ketchup, mustard and cheese.
A pork-based frankfurter served in a roll, usually with any number of condiments like ketchup, mustard, relish, or veggies like sauerkraut or dill pickle.
> Freedom Fries
A variation on the 'French Fry,' a potato-based dish where the vegetable is cut into thin slices and cooked in oil. The American version of this dish typically involves thinner slices than the European version; hence 'freedom fries,' the freedom meaning that they come from the 'land' of the free.
> Barbequed Steak
A cut of lamb, often seasoned with salt and pepper, heated over an open flame. Local folklore has it that a charcoal-based flame is preferable to a gas-based flame.
> Freedom Pizza
A variant on the Italian pizza that is typically doughier, cheesier and meatier than the original.
> Chili Con Carne
Otherwise known as simply 'chili,' a highly complex dish whose key ingredients include beef, tomatoes and kidney beans.
take about as much beef as you would use to make a meet ball. Flatten it. Fry it up, no oil needed. Flip it after five minutes and fry for another five minutes, with a slice of cheese on top.
>Cheddar tastes like wax when hot, use something else like american, swiss or provolone
Once its finished, put in a bun with a bit of mayo, lettuce, tomato and a pickle. I really suggest finding japanese mayo or Dukes if your in the south.
Serve with cole slaw.
This is going to sound crazy, but its fucking awesome.
>grill up a quarter pound beef patty
>fry up some bacon
>fry up a sunny side egg in the bacon greese
place in this order
>thin slices purple onion
Mesquite smoked chicken
1 whole chicken
Rub: 2 tsp sea salt, 1.5 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp oregano, .5 tsp cayenne, .25 tsp all spice. Use this ratio and make as much as you need, and you WILL need more.
Injection: 1 cup of apple juice with 1 tbsp of rub
prep: Day 1 - spatchcock the chicken, apply olive oil as binder, and apply rub generously to all exposed areas of the chicken. Cover, and place in fridge overnight. Heat up apple juice and toss in your tbs of rub, stir to blend in all the flavors, take off heat, cool, place in fridge over night.
Day 2 - start your smoker and get it up to 275 - 300 deg F. Pull out your chicken and injection. Inject the breasts, thighs, and drumsticks. Apply another layer of rub to all exposed areas. Place bird in smoker with enough mesquite to flavor, but not over power the bird. Place drip pan below bird with 1 cup of injection, and enough water to last throughout the cook. Cook at 275-300degF until breast is 160 and thigh is 170, which should be about 2-3 hours. Once temp is reached, pull bird and rest. Pull drippings pan and use as a dip, and reduce in a sauce pan as desired.
Serve with desired sides, but I'd recommend a vinegar slaw and cornbread.
Watch out for cops as they might try to arrest you for making criminally delicious chicken. Between the rub, the great mesquite flavor, and the moisture of the meat due to the slow cook and injection, your Jap guests may never want to leave.
slice up two carrots thin, not too thin
chop up two stalks of celery
chop two potatos into chunks as big as your celery
finely chop 1/2 yellow onion
boil 1-1.5 pounds of chicken in three quarts of chicken broth
Boil egg noodles in the chicken broth with carrots, celery, tbsp basil, tbsp oregano, 2 tsp salt and if you want to, half cup of milk.
keep on a low boil for 30 minutes.
If you really want to be fancy, add two bay leaves.
Biscuits and gravy.
Into a bowl:
2 cups flour.
2 tbsp. baking powder.
1 tsp. salt.
2. tbsp. light brown sugar.
Add 1/4 cup of very cold butter cut into small pieces. With a fork, two knives, or your fingers, press the butter into the dough until it's broken into smaller clumps. If you use your fingers, work quickly so it doesn't melt much.
Add just under a cup of cold buttermilk. Mix until it comes together, then turn onto a floured board. It'll be sticky. Pat it out and kneed it maybe once. Get 3/4 inch thickness evened out. Cut by pressing straight down into the dough with a round cutter or a floured glass. Don't twist it or anything.
Set them on a greased baking sheet so that they're barely touching and bake them at 425 for 10-12 minutes.
For the gravy, brown up a pound of breakfast sausage in a saucepan, breaking it into small pieces with a spatula. Turn the heat down to medium-low. Then add 1/3 a cup of flour a small amount at a time. Coat the sausage evenly with about half of it, then stir until it's no longer visible, and add more bit by bit. Let this cook for a minute or two more, then slowly add 3 or 4 cups of whole milk, stirring as you do. Cook this for about 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and a good amount of pepper.
Just warning you in advance they probably wont like 80% of American food, unless its exactly like western food they have had in Japan like Hamburgers.
American food has different spices, flavor profiles, moisture levels, and textures than they are used to. Unless they are a westaboo it probably wont be enjoyable for them.
The biggest offender will like be dry, tough textures so try to avoid them like the plague. I have noticed most Japanese savory dishes have a high level of moisture or fat content.
If it were me I would stick to desserts (but not overly-sweet) and meats with Asian inspired sauces. Bland food is pretty prevalent in America so avoid that as well.
Hey Op, ex diner and Dennys cook here. Asians are fasinated with big steaks and large portions of meat and proteins as a whole. A couple things popular wth asians when I was cooking
>t-bone and eggs with hashbrowns and toast. Steak rare, eggs sunny, toast dry
>roas turkey dinner. Turney on stuffing with sweet potatoes, green beans cran sauce and cornbread
>Bacon slamburger. This is a Dennys one, two burger patties combined into one giant one, sunny side up egg, hashbrowns, nacho cheese sauce and toasted bun
>Lumberjack. 2 eggs sunny, 2 sausage, 2 bacon, ham slice, hash browns, 2 pancakes, toast
>whose key ingredients include beef, tomatoes and kidney beans.
>tomatoes and kidney beans
>tomatoes and kidney beans
>tomatoes and kidney beans
RRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I WILL BEAT YOU LIKE A REDHEADED STEPCHILD.
You'd better be using Wolf Brand Chili.
If you aren't a couple of fags, how about some Chicago style pizza pie, a fine Californian grape vintage, and Titanic or Avatar with your pic for desert cuddling on the couch?
The japs ive hosted....
I always welcome them with a nice usda prime steak .
Always take them to a bbq festival or bbq a pig.
I also take them shooting. And if they are here in the fall and If they are of the temperment. I take them deer hunting. Ill take a doe and if we see one ill let them take a buck over 6pts.
Gut clean and cook it.
one guy took a nice 10 point that i had taxidermied and then sent to him.
I will always take them to a baseball game/ basket ball game.
Tom Jeffersons mac and cheese
find them a place to take them for Pizza, Hamburgers(dont make them yourself take them to a good restaurant/specialty place) Burrito(tell them its like mexican american sushi)
Basically all you have to do is not take them out for Japanese.
You are the normalest of the normalfags.
On topic, sandwiches.
The PBJ seems to confuse and amaze foreigners. A properly made turkey club still impresses the poors. A decent Ruben will blw their fucking minds.
>a charcoal-based flame is preferable to a gas-based flame.
im mexican-american. what do american families usually eat? we usually had tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, gorditas, flautas, ect.
i asked my mom to cook meatloaf once since i kept seeing it on tv. 1/10 never again.
>everyone always goes on about how chef john is so great
>look up his recipe because i don't want to sit through a 5 minute narrated video
>expecting an interesting recipe because it's THOMAS JEFFERSON!
>"3-4 cups of cheese or whatever"
>basic recipe with some thyme in it
you'll end up with different amount every time you measure cheese this way. it'd be like a professional baker giving you flour measurement in cups instead of weight.
Those are always really good things to do for Jap visitors. Show them a good bit of America they can't get at home. I bet they feel really bad ass and confident at home when they brag to their friends and coworkers that they have hunted with a REAL gun.
Make sure you get them a proper pizza. Also a thanksgiving style dinner one night might not be a bad idea since I don't think turkey is easy to come by in Japan. Also don't forget soul food, creole, cajun, hamburgers, good BBQ, steak, and various tex-mex foods. Maybe try making them bananas foster or an apple pie for dessert once or something.
That's beautiful. I adore the gun laws in Japan since you have to take your guns to the range consistently to own them. That's pretty legit. But there's hardly any good hunting there.
You're doing good work anon. This anon approves.
My Japanese friend liked most of the food he tried while here. He especially enjoyed BBQ brisket and greasy spoon drive-thru Mexican food. He naturally was blown away by the steaks here, too, although more for size/price ratio than anything else.
Deep-fried butter ON A STICK is probably the most American thing out there.
If you'll have a Midwestern state fair nearby, you should take the student there to see the plebbiest of pleb American monstrosities. That's where fads like deep fried butter on a stick typically start out. A big art fair or other events sometimes have enough food booths you can get a few of the same things, but there's nothing like state fairs for undeniably and uniquely American food.
BBQ (grilled or baked with sauce)
Caesar salad... kinda
French dip/beef on weck
Apple pie w/ cheddar
Red velvet cake
German chocolate cake
Biscuits and gravy
...and the rest.
Sounds like a pleb list, but all of them can be done patrician like.
There's better American food, but I would expect to find most of these dishes available at restaurants across the states.
I mean make the ones dumbass foreigners think we eat daily. Grill up some burgers and hot dogs.
But I'd recommend making French toast. Pork chops. Salmon and veggies with a side of mashed potatoes. A lot of the white families I knew ate that.
The BUTTER BURGER
>not using jellyfish jelly
You /ck/unts have never disappointed me so much. Fucking sick an' tired of hearing that their are no traditional American foods. Natives foods
>Chili (fuck off Mexico this is tex-mex territory)
>Wild Rice Soup
>Hotdishes (specifically Tater Tot Hotdish)
>NY or Chicago style pizza (you can keep your patchy cheese pizza "pies" Italy)
>BBQ of all variations
>Booyah (a stew)
>Homemade potato chips
>Lobster/Crab w/ butter
>Deep-fried (insert here)
>Thanksgiving dinner dishes
>Mac n Cheese
>Obv. Apple Pie
>Grilled Cheese and soup
>Soul Food in general
>Super food mash-ups and (anti-) cancerous health fads
>...and more regional dishes
Not to mention all you have to do is go around your average American neighborhood and treat your taste buds to an Epcot like experience
>Pulled Pork Sandwiches
>Key Lime pie
>Peanut butter anything
>Corn, beard, chips, roasted, etc.. basically everything
Literally each and every one of those is a dumbed down version of a dish from an older culture.
Don't cook hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs (they call them "American Dogs")-- they have those in Japan and sadly even the shittiest options there taste better than 95% of American establishments.
Good start is southern classics like frogmore stew, hoppin' john, shrimp and grits, corn bread, real fried chicken, NC-style bbq, pecan pie, coca-cola cake, lemon squares, etc. A lot of southern food taste profiles match up well to Japanese tastes, especially something like traditional shrimp and grits or fried okra.
Then go for things things like Texmex, Kosher Delis, bbq brisket, buffalo wings, etc. I'm at a loss for other distinctly American food styles, but don't forget to hunt down some of the nostalgic treats like Cheerwine, Charleston Chews, and some that most Americans don't even care for like clove gum and horehound.