July 4th marks Independence Day for our friends across the pond. It’s a day of celebration; a day off work, fireworks, time with family and chance to celebrate victory against the British (boooo!). But still, we can’t it against them - our American cousins sure know how to party, and Independence Day is renowned across the globe as a celebration of all things USA.
Now we’ve been debating how we to get into the mood for the big day and, as always, food was high on the list of discussion points here at Team GB! We’ve spent the day drooling over all the great treats and delights that are synonymous with this great nation and have compiled a mouthwatering list for those of you looking to celebrate in style tomorrow.
Stack ‘em high, drizzle them with maple syrup and finish with a topping of extra crispy bacon. We don’t think there’s much better ways of starting your day than with a hearty breakfast like this!
A sausage. On a stick. Covered in batter (well, cornmeal!). Topped with ketchup and American-style mustard. What else can we say. A true classic.
A sausage. In a bun. Also smothered in ketchup and mustard. Made complete with a whole host off tasty added extras of your choice - lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions; the list goes on!
We admit, there’s a common theme here. But we’re salivating over our keyboard just looking at all the various ‘dogs’ that Americans can enjoy. This is a hotdog. Covered in chilli. Wow.
Away from dogs and onto wings. Who doesn’t love a bucket full of succulent chicken wings, flavoured however you like them. Best served in a traditional aluminium bucket.
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Most cities across the States are famous for one food or another, and Philadelphia is no exception. This traditional delight combines ribeye steak, American cheese and fried onions.
Away from savoury and onto sweet. S’mores are an old favourite and best enjoyed next to a roaring campfire; all you need is some marshmallows, chocolate and imported Graham Crackers!
Who doesn’t love a donut. There are literally hundreds of varieties these days, with the likes of Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts flooding the UK with these American classics. Our summer bodies are severely threatened with choices like this on our doorstep.
Peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich
This one might be out of the comfort zone for many Brits, but how many of you remember watching 80s movies or 90s TV shows and hearing people talking about ‘peanut and jelly sandwiches’!? Peanut butter, American-style jam (or Jell-O!) between two slices of soft bread. A bit like Marmite.
So there you have it - just some of the USA’s finest imports that you can wrap your chops around tomorrow! Just remember to wash down with a glass of root beer, or an ice cold Bud!