HOW ABOUT AN OLD-FASHION 4TH OF JULY?

nina | July 1st, 2012 - 9:00 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! – 4th of July 2012

Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, parades, fireworks, and family gatherings. So – let’s celebrate our country’s fight for freedom!

How about fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade or sweet tea, and apple pie? 

The Fourth of July has become synonymous with the barbecue, outdoor cooking, and summer fun. While variations are as numerous, there are still favorite dishes and foods which immediately come to mind when one thinks of 4th of July or Independence Day.

DID YOU KNOW?

The word “picnic” comes from the French word  “pique-nique” meaning “a fashionable social entertainment” in which each guest brings a contribution to the feast. In other words, pique-nique was a fancy way of saying “potluck.”

HAMBURGERS/CHEESEBURGERS
The elements of the perfect hamburger are a patty of ground beef in a soft round bun, served with ketchup, pickles, and onions. You may add other condiments, whatever you like, but the meat itself must be of prime quality or it’s not worth the effort. What people prefer on their hamburger can vary from region to region in the United States.

FRIED CHICKEN 
The quintessential southern dish is fried chicken. There are as many recipes for fried chicken as there are southern cooks, with most being passed down through Generations. This classic American dish is thought to have developed in the latter half of the eighteenth century from the traditional fricasee or frigasee that was served in most homes in the south.

CAJUN FRIED TURKEY
The turkey is anything but greasy as the deep-frying process seals the outside and the turkey remains incredibly juicy, while the skin gets wonderfully crispy. These fried turkeys were a big hit at our festival!

Source:  whatscookingamerica.net

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