Add a little flavor to this year's Fourth of July celebration. From apple pie to fried chicken, Taste of Home magazine put together a Top 10 list of "Iconic American Dishes."
For chefs, bakers and grill masters, these 10 recipes are sure to show off that red, white and blue spirit and add some sparkle to those July 4th parties.
Taste of Home's "United Tastes of America” menu includes contributed recipes from cooks around the country. The following recipes were compiled by Taste of Home. Click on the titles below to view the full recipes:
- Dutch Apple Pie — Apple pie hits America’s high-notes with this delightful recipe submitted by Brenda DuFresne, of Midland, MI.
- Best-Ever Fried Chicken — Crisped to perfection, Lola Clifton of Vinton, VA knows how to make her family happy with this fried chicken recipe.
- Cobb Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing — Made on the fly by Hollywood restaurateur Bob Cobb in 1937, this salad is one of the most famous American dishes. This zesty rendition is submitted by Mary Meek of Toledo, OH.
- Shrimp Po' Boys — This Creole classic, submitted by Betty Jean Jordan of Monticello, GA adds a little Louisiana flair to any table.
- Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza — Try out this Chicago-favorite from Lynn Hamilton, of Naperville, IL.
- Molasses-Glazed Baby-Back Ribs — Ribs are a perfect way to celebrate summer outside on the grill. According to Kim Braley of Dunedin, FL, the secret to her recipe is cola.
- Double-Cheese Macaroni — Nothing says crowd-pleaser better than an ooey, gooey bowl of macaroni and cheese. This recipe, submitted by Sabrina DeWitt of Cumberland, MD is sure to cause fireworks for all guests.
- All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers — Silverdale, WA resident Jackie Burns’ great juicy bacon cheeseburger recipe captures everything glorious about American burger-making.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies — The chocolate chip cookie accidentally got its start when Ruth Wakefield used a regular chocolate candy bar as a substitute for baker’s chocolate. When the chocolate didn’t melt, the chocolate chip cookie was born. This receipt was submitted by Bethany Thayer of Troutville, VA.
- Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sodas — Ice cream sodas will take the whole family down memory lane and are the perfect addition to your Fourth of July Bash, submitted by Anna Erickson of Terrebonne, OR.
What is your favorite, all-American dish to whip up? Dessert? Main dish? A longstanding family recipe passed down from generation to generation? Add your own recipes in the comment section below.