America is arguably home to some of the best food in the world, and boy, do we have a treat for you: a list of foods you never knew were American. We’ll eat our hat if you think we’re wrong.

Cupcakes

Here’s a fun fact for you, cupcakes are older than sliced bread. Yep, you read that right. It was initially suggested that cake batter be baked in “small cups” on a recipe variation for a cake in 1796 – and here we are today, only just finding out the ultimate cupcake eating hack … that you break off the top and turn it upside down so the icing is sandwiched by the cake. Genius.

Cupcake 

Eggs benedict

Eggs benedict, or blessed eggs? Both. The name Benedict is derived from the Latin name Benedictus, which basically means ‘blessed’. Americans knew they were on to a good thing when inventing this lavish brekky, who wouldn’t think their mouth was blessed if a plate rocked up topped with an English muffin, bacon, poached eggs and lashings of hollandaise sauce?

Eggs benedict 

Brownies

These little squares are basically heaven because they’re a cross between a cake and a cookie. Chewy, gooey, fudgy, nutty – they’re one of our favourite treats, and it was rumoured to have been created by a socialite housewife. That would have made for great content in 1893 if Real Housewives was running then.

Brownies

Sushi

Technically, sushi was invented in Japan but the California sushi roll has a different origin. There are two stories about its invention but we’re going to go with the one about it being invented in Cali (duh). Apparently avocado was added because it’s always available in California and it was considered a good substitute for fish – at the time, foodies weren’t up for eating much raw fish.

 

Fortune cookies

Chinese? Nope, these bad boys (or good boys depending on how you look at it) were invented in America. We don’t know much more than that, though, because a few people believe they invented the popular cookie. All we know for sure is that it is now, and in this world, that the humble fortune cookie must live.

Fortune cookies 

Spaghetti and meatballs

It’s no secret America loves its meat. So much so, that it married these two separate dishes into one holy union. Traditionally, meatballs are their own dish, but America wanted to take it to the next level and have meat with every dish, hence the introduction to pasta.

Get your fill of American food at any of these Restaurants;

Third Wave, Prahan - https://www.eatnow.com.au/restaurant-12428/Third-Wave---Prahran.html

Taste of Texas BBQ, Waitarahttps://www.eatnow.com.au/restaurant-17546/Taste-of-Texas-BBQ.html

Miss Kitty's Saloon, Perthhttps://www.eatnow.com.au/restaurant-16588/Miss-Kittys-Saloon.html

Sandy's Bar & Grill, Pacific Pines - https://www.eatnow.com.au/restaurant-18277/Sandys-Bar-+-Grill.html