Food, a term we all discover at a young age. We also all discover our favorites. Every place in the world has its specialties. Living in America gives the advantage to try most of those Best Foods. But in case you think you are missing out, making them at home is always an option. CNN Travel recently published an article about the 50 best foods in the world. Here are a few and the recipes to go with them.
Poutine originates from our northern border country, Canada. Who doesn’t like french fries? Now add brown gravy and cheese, it will literally melt in your mouth. This Allrecipes Real Poutine recipe is easy to make, something the whole family can enjoy, and one of the more well known Best Foods in the Canada area.
1, 10.25 ounce, of canned gravy
About 5 medium potatoes (depending on how many you are making)
1 quart oil for frying the potatoes
2 cups cheese curds
Cut the potatoes into fry-like shapes. Put the oil in a deep, heavy, skillet or you can use a deep fryer; Heat the oil to 365 degrees F. This is when the gravy should be heated up. Open the canned gravy and pour into a small saucepan, heating the gravy up on medium heat.
Gently put the fries into the fryer/ pan. Make sure to cook them until they are golden brown. Line a plate or platter with paper towels to let the access grease to drip off of the fries. Place the fries on a platter. Then this is when the cheese should be sprinkled on top of the fries. Take a large spoon or ladle and pour the gravy over the cheese and fries.
French Toast, Hong Kong
¼ cup or 2 oz of evaporated milk
1 tablespoon of condensed milk and some extra that will be used to drizzle on the toast
2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
2 slices of Japanese Milk Bread or Texas Style Toast
1 oz of butter
1 cup of vegetable oil or coconut oil
¼ cup of golden syrup
Beat the eggs and evaporated milk together in a bowl. Take the bread slices and spread the peanut butter and condensed milk. Soak the bread pieces in the egg and milk mixture, the bread should not be extremely soggy or too dry.
Fry the bread for about 2 minutes on each side; it should be golden brown. Place the toast on a cooling rack, if you have one, or a plate with paper towels to drain the grease off. Take the toast and place on a plate. Drizzle with syrup, and place a dab of butter on top. Take the leftover condensed milk and drizzle on top; serving immediately.
There couldn’t be a Best Foods list without tacos on it! Everyone loves tacos, so why not make them at home. The Food Network has the perfect beef taco recipe.
¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper
½ teaspoon of chili powder
½ teaspoon of cumin
½ teaspoon of paprika
½ teaspoon of salt
½ yellow onion, diced
½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 pounds of ground beef
20 fajita-size flour tortillas
18 hard taco shells
1 pound of Cheddar-Jack cheese, grated
15 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 head of green leaf lettuce, shredded
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. For the beef: In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and the onions. Cook until the onions start to soften, then add the ground beef. Cook the meat until it’s completely browned, then drain the fat. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper and stir thoroughly to combine them all together.
Add ½ cup of hot water and stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. For the fixins: wrap the flour tortillas in foil and warm in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Before serving, crisp the taco shells in the oven according to the package instructions. Serve with the grated cheese, diced tomatoes and shredded lettuce.
Ice Cream, global
Who doesn’t enjoy ice cream? Especially when it can be easily made at home. Taste of Home published a recipe that we can’t resist.
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups half-and-half cream
2 cups heavy whipping cream
Combine all of the ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar completely. Transfer the mixture into a 13×9-inch dish. Put the dish in freezer until cold. Freeze until edges of mixture begin to set, this will take about 20-30 minutes. Take the mixer out and using a hand mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Continue this process every 30 minutes for the next 3 hours. Creating the perfect vanilla ice cream.
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