How adventurous are you when it comes to food? Anywhere you go, each country has its own food that most might find unusual. Here are some strange foods that you might want to try at least once, in America. (See Related: 11 Weird Fruits That You Won’t Believe Exist)
Jell-O salad gained popularity in the 1950s. It is basically flavored gelatin that is added to a fruit salad or a vegetable salad. Some serve Jell-O salad topped whipped cream, but then isn’t it just a dessert really?
Some people don’t like the texture, but many others swear by its sweet taste. In any case, you won’t know until you try it.
Fried rattlesnake is considered an exotic dish and is usually served in festivals in Texas. A lot of foreigners find this to be a strange food, and it usually tastes bland on its own. It is made of rattlesnake meat that is breaded and deep-fried.
The basic ingredients of a Frito pie are Fritos and chili. You can try to make one at home. No actual baking skills are required because it’s not a real pie.
Frito pie can be found on restaurant menus and concession stands. Some think it’s strange, while others find it sinful and enjoyable.
This strange food has been described as disgusting at first glance. Turducken is deboned chicken stuffed in deboned duck and finally, stuffed into a deboned turkey. It’s a poultry meat fest.
How does it taste? Depending on the preparation, some find it bland or dry. Others say that you can’t really distinguish the flavors.
Some say that it’s really delicious when prepared and cooked well. Interestingly, it’s considered a holiday meal.
Take a whole stick of butter, dip it in batter, add honey if you prefer, and then deep-fry it. A lot of people say that deep-fried butter tastes great. It’s like fluffy buttery bread.
What about the calorie count? A two-ounce serving has 400 calories and 45 grams of fat. A whole stick of butter and some oil might not be a good idea if you’re trying to keep healthy.
Rocky Mountain Oysters
There is no seafood in here. Rocky Mountain oysters are made of bull testicles. The organs are prepared by dipping in a batter of flour, seasoned with salt and pepper, and deep-fried.
Some say it tastes like seasoned rubber. You can find this strange food in restaurants, food festivals, baseball games, and other public events.
People say they are not a fan of chitterlings because it stinks. Some just don’t have the stomach for it. Chitterlings or chitlins are pig intestines.
Careful preparation is a must. The intestines are boiled first before getting fried. A lot find this food strange because they feel uneasy about eating a pig’s internal organs.
Oddly, there is no chicken in chicken-fried steak. It is a red meat that is breaded or coated in buttermilk, and deep-fried. The meat that is usually used is beef steak or cubes.
Some say that scrap meat parts are used to prepare chicken-fried steak. Once cooked, it is then topped with white gravy.
Are you curious about any of these strange foods? You might love them or hate them. Whenever you’re ready, start your food adventure in America.