10 Foods Only America Was Crazy Enough To Invent (Part 3)

Here are some foods that may not always seem
so American to a lot of people. So let’s get the inside scoop on 10 foods only America
was crazy enough to invent (Part 3). Meatloaf With Ketchup In the very beginning, American-style meatloaf
was made with scrapple. Scrapple is a blend of cornmeal and ground pork. In Pennsylvania,
Americans who emigrated from Germany enjoyed serving scrapple, and scrapple inspired the
classic, American-style meatloaf that people in the USA enjoy today. Meatloaf has been
around since the colonial days, but it didn’t start popping up in American cookbooks until
much later on. Of course, people in other countries, including Germany, enjoyed preparing
and eating dishes made with ground meats. Some of those might qualify as meatloaf, too,
but the meatloaf we know and love today is so very American. It’s usually made with ground
beef chuck, ground pork, ketchup, eggs, onions, grated carrot, bread crumbs and a selection
of savory spices. American-style meatloaf almost always includes ketchup as a meatloaf
ingredient or a meatloaf topping. There’s something so American about ketchup, isn’t
there? Even though ketchup was inspired by a Chinese fish sauce! Meatloaf is such a
classic that you’ll find it in lots of American chain restaurants, including Boston Market,
which offers meatloaf made with tomato puree and toasted breadcrumbs, to name just a couple
of tasty ingredients. Meatloaf from Boston Market is served with a thick coating of hickory-flavored
ketchup. Cobb Salad This delightful and nutrient-dense salad is
really a full meal and it was invented in America, at a legendary restaurant in Los
Angeles, known as The Brown Derby. The owner of the eatery was Robert Cobb. He had leftovers
in the restaurant kitchen. These leftovers included chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs,
chopped bacon, salad greens, tomatoes, Roquefort cheese and avocado. That’s a lot of delicious
leftovers and he decided to combine them and create a new dish. The Cobb Salad was born.
All its inventor had to add, beyond the leftovers, was a vinaigrette made with Worcestershire
sauce, garlic, red vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice. He did add a little pepper and
salt, too. This salad has the same vibe as a BLT sandwich, minus the slices of bread.
Lots of Hollywood film and TV stars adored the Cobb Salad. Lucille Ball and Clark Gable
both ate the innovative dish and loved it. The Cobb Salad became an important hallmark
of the California culinary style. While The Brown Derby is no more, the Cobb Salad is
still an American classic. Doughnut Holes Legend has it that the inventor of delicious
doughnut holes hailed from Rockport, Maine. He was a sea captain and his name was Hanson
Gregory. He’s passed away, but his passion for doughnut holes lives on. While at sea,
Captain Gregory had a penchant for consuming globs of fried dough as he also took care
of his captains duties. He liked these fried dough blobs because he could impale each blob,
or doughnut hole, on the boat’s steering wheel handles. That made it easy to grab the doughnut
holes when he got hungry, without needing to leave his post. A century after he invented
doughnut holes, a plaque was put up at his birth site, memorializing his achievement. Necessity
is the mother of invention, especially when it came to doughnut holes. He needed a convenient
snack, so he invented one. Ranch Dressing Whether you’re dipping a slice of pizza into
a little tub of ranch dressing or drizzling it onto a salad, you probably already know
how good it tastes…did you know that it’s also one of those foods that only Americans
were crazy enough to invent. Ranch dressing is the invention of Steve Henson. He was a
plumber who developed the dressing while working in a remote area of Alaska. In the early 1950s,
he and his spouse, Gayle, opened their own company. Can you guess what it was called?
If you guessed, “Hidden Valley Ranch”, you’re right! The new company gave customers the
ability to buy pre-made ranch dressing that they could take home with them, as well as
ranch seasoning packets that could be combined with buttermilk and mayo. Demand for ranch
dressing went through the roof, because it’s delicious, and Clorox eventually bought Hidden
Valley Ranch for a whopping 8 million bucks. Since 1992, ranch dressing has outsold all other
salad dressings in America. Pecan Pie Pecan pie is an exceptional sweet treat that
is also an American creation. This pie is made from pecan nuts and has a filling made
from butter, sugar, and eggs. Usually, corn syrup is used as the sugar in this recipe,
but recipes do vary. There are people who add onto the classic American Pecan Pie recipe,
with a touch of bourbon whiskey or chocolate. After the pie is ready to serve, it may be
eaten plain or accented with hard sauce, vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream. This All-American
treat is a crowd-pleasing favorite on special occasions, such as Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Pecans are native to Southern parts of the USA, and the indigenous people of the South
used to enjoy pecans thousands of years ago. The word pecan is derived from an Algonquin
word which means “several nuts”. While there are people who believe that the French are
the true inventors of pecan pie, and created the dessert after emigrating to New Orleans,
most people consider this type of pie to be the brainchild of Americans who lived in the
South. Candy Corn Do you love candy corn or hate it? This candy
is polarizing. Candy corn looks like corn and tastes like sweet candy. It tricks the
eye and it’s popular at Halloween, because it looks like harvest corn, but offers a real
sugar kick. This candy used to be made by hand, right in the USA. The first candy corn
was marketed under the brand name, Chicken Feed, back in the 1880s. It was made by Wunderlee
Candy Company. After the 19th century ended, a firm called Goelitz Confectionery Company
produced the product. This company is now called Jelly Belly. Candy corn was developed
to appeal to rural customers. Sometimes, there are seasonal variations of traditional
American candy corn, including Reindeer corn for the winter holidays. Reindeer corn has
green ends and red centers. A Valentine’s Day version is made with pink and red colors. Key Lime Pie Key lime pie is a unique and one hundred percent
American invention that has plenty of fans, including Oprah Winfrey herself. Made from
egg yolks, Key lime juice, and condensed, sweetened milk, it’s served in a pie crust
that is typically made from tasty graham crackers. The most traditional version of Key Lime Pie
is the Conch version. With this one, egg whites are utilized to create a sweet and airy meringue
topping. As its name suggests, Key Lime Pie is named after the compact Key limes that
grow all through the scenic Florida Keys. This USA dessert’s roots go way back to the early
part of the 20th century. Of course, the pie was invented in the Key West region of Florida.
So, what’s so special about Key limes, anyway? As it happens, a lot. They are more fragrant
than the usual limes, but they have thinner rinds, which means that they are delicate.
They are more perishable than your everyday limes. Usually, limes from Persia are used
in recipes, which is why Key Lime pie is so different. It is made from American limes
that evoke the lush splendor of the Sunshine State. One other fun fact about Key limes
is that they have thorns. Also, their juice is pale-yellow, rather than green, like other
lime juice. French Dip The name, “French Dip” may evoke images of
chic Parisian bistros, where patrons lounge elegantly, with wine glasses in hand, but
French dips are sandwiches with Los Angeles roots. The name is believed to refer to the
French bread being used. One L.A. restaurant, Cole’s, claims to be the place where the delicious
and hearty French Dip was invented. This eatery opened for business in 1908. Another restaurant
in the same sunny city, Philippe’s, also claims to be the first eatery to serve the sandwich.
While it may not be possible to definitely prove which restaurant offered this meat sandwich
first, a journalist who explored this topic felt that Philippe’s had the edge. What it
is possible to prove is that carnivores who adore roast beef love eating French Dips. So,
for the uninitiated, what exactly is a French Dip, anyway? Well, it’s a delicious mass of
roast beef, served in a French roll. The sandwich comes with a plate or bowl of sauce, which
is usually a combination of roast beef drippings and veggie broth. The sandwich gets dipped
in the sauce and this softens the bread and adds moisture to the beef. It makes the process
of eating the sandwich easier…and even more delicious. Boxed Macaroni and Cheese Macaroni and cheese is a dish that’s been
around as long as America has, and a lot of USA residents think of mac and cheese as true
comfort food, whether they make it from scratch and bake it in their ovens, or open boxes
that contain dried pasta and processed cheese, or in a bowl. In Italy, a medieval recipe
for “dough and cheese”, as they then called pasta and cheese, showed that the dish was
made in the same fashion as lasagna. Pieces of dough were layered with cheese and butter,
just like lasagna noodles are layered with cheese and tomato sauce. The English had their
own spin on pasta and cheese, which included the addition of a French sauce called Mornay
sauce, which contained cheddar and Bechamel cheeses. In America, cheddar is the preferred
cheese for this dish, and boxed macaroni and cheese was invented right in the USA. Thomas
Jefferson usually gets the credit for bringing the recipe for pasta and cheese to the United
States, after a trip to Europe. Clearly, as so many people do, he enjoyed eating his way
through Europe and discovered macaroni pasta while in Paris. He wanted to enjoy it after
returning to America. Despite his passion for the short, curved pasta, Jefferson didn’t
invent Kraft Mac and Cheese. This boxed macaroni and cheese product was the brainchild of a
salesman named Grant Leslie, who was born in Scotland and lived in Missouri. Leslie
sold cardboard boxes of pasta, along with packets of processed cheese, from door to
door. In the late 1930s, Kraft launched his invention on a wider scale and the rest is
history. Boxed macaroni and cheese helped Americans to get nutrients and feel full during
the dog days of the Great Depression. Today, it’s very popular in America and Canada. Succotash Remember the Looney Tunes cartoon character,
Sylvester the Cat? His catchphrase is “Sufferin’ Succotash”. While you may be aware of Sylvester’s
catchphrase, you may not know what Succotash actually is…or where it came from. The word,
Succotash, is a Narragansett word that means ‘broken corn kernels’. The dish itself is
made from sweet corn and shell beans, such as lima beans. This recipe is all about mixing
a legume and a grain. Plus, it’s a cheap recipe, and most versions of the recipe have ingredients
that are really easy to access at most grocery stores or farmer’s markets. Because Succotash
is such an affordable dish, it became popular during some very hard times in America. As
the Great Depression brought poverty and hunger, some cash-strapped USA families made Succotash,
to get basic nutrition. This dish is now part of many New England Thanksgiving dinners.
It’s also popular in other USA areas, including Pennsylvania and the South. The Southern version
usually has lima beans, plus a butter or lard topping. You can thank the Native Americans
of the 17th century for this dish. Made from ingredients that weren’t known in Europe back
then, Succotash eventually became an everyday meal in the kitchens of settlers. If you’re
not familiar with Succotash and you want to give it a try, basic and gourmet recipes are
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67 comments on “10 Foods Only America Was Crazy Enough To Invent (Part 3)”

  1. Its Ayana Playz says:


  2. Sisu Johansson says:

    Like Amerika comment some else country

  3. Sisu Johansson says:


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  5. Sisu Johansson says:

    I am second

  6. TheShadow1347 says:

    Meatloaf with ketchup, sounds gross

  7. Ultimate Echo Fighter777 says:


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  10. MilitaryPolice14 says:

    ok so he invented holes in doughnuts, not actual doughnut "holes"…. cuz doughnut holes are the leftovers from the middle lol… not a regular doughnut… geezus this is a video about merica 😉

  11. DRUNKENPOT says:

    I love ranch dressing

  12. Rodney Voshell says:

    I like the early upload.

  13. Foxy faz88 Zaccagnino says:

    This is a very interesting video

  14. Sadeem Alotaibi says:


  15. Daniel Saylors says:

    You keep saying the captain created donut holes and could keep them on the ships wheel, you clearly don’t understand what a donut hole is because what your are describing are donuts. One would never be able to keep a stack of donut holes as they are the ball of dough plucked from the center of a donut to get an even cook. If you are going to present facts get your facts correct first

  16. Ray Chang says:

    When I make meatloaf, I basket-weave bacon strips to wrap it. For the sauce, I use 45% ketchup, 45% hydrated Colman's hot mustard powder, and 10% Thai palm sugar. Awesome! (Got the idea from BBQ Pit Boys' "bacon bomb meatloaf" video. Been making it this way ever since! Using Thai palm sugar is my own twist.)

  17. Just Some Guy without a Mustache says:

    Some of these sound disgusting and I've never even heard of some even though I'm from the U.S.

  18. Nero Redivivus says:

    I don't mind going on an almost zero carb diet, and quite frankly I look pretty good in comparison with the funny fat guy I used to be…

    That until I heard about "Meatloaf with Ketchup" My God! Not only does it sound fantastic, but its also simple to make… Thanks for making me suffer you! Video flagged for making me hungry for carbs! >:(

    Video has been taken down for insulting Nero

  19. greenmachine says:


  20. Paul Bowland says:

    I adore meatloaf and mac and cheese…. I just got an idea of what I am eating tonight…. Thank you!

    And btw.. Live your videos! God Bless!

  21. berta L says:

    Why is everyone in love with ranch dressing? Yuck.

  22. ARMY VETERAN Todd says:

    Meatloaf with ketchup is delicious.

  23. TheSweetOldMan says:

    Those are donuts, not donut holes. Donut holes are little round balls of donut that are punched out from the center of the donut and then fried like a donut. He invented putting the hole in a donut, not donut holes. (Yeah, I know. The world is going to hell in a handbasket and I am correcting you on something so trivial.) 😉

  24. Crypto Psyrin says:

    Pe-CAN? We saw Pe-KHAN in Texas

  25. Efrain Rivera Junior says:

    "Were-shu-shure sauce"

  26. Zoron Stillwater says:

    I don't get where the "America was crazy enough" fits in. That implys to me that these foods are bad in some way or just plain gross, I never seen a gross food in the video. Now eating LIVE octopus is crazy and gross and just wrong (to this american) but what do I know.

  27. kheff46 says:

    There's plenty of brown derby still operating in Ohio! Lol. very good food btw

  28. kheff46 says:

    I have a peecan outside my cabin! Very handy

  29. ozzymandistwenty14 says:

    Nice shout out to John Townsend. Hosts a channel dedicated to life in the 17th century, has a a brick and mortar store as well as a website with a catalouge. Fun videos as I love learning about both history and food and of course food history. Also collabbed with English Heritage and their Victorian Cooking series where they do a recreation of life in Auderly house where the head cook shows us some of the foods that were made in the kitchen of the home of a well to do family. Taken from real life notes and diaries and cook books of the relative eras. A great watch I wholly recommend! Also crazy need not be bad. All new ideas seem crazy until they work. that's how we get innovation!

  30. Tony Young says:

    Where does chedder cheese come from

  31. The CIA says:

    If tomatoes are classified as fruits, then ketchup is technically a smoothie.

  32. The Movie Dealers says:

    Moving on from your donut boner, you also got the French Dip segment wrong. Yes, in the vast majority of places, the sandwich is dipped in a little ramekin of leavings/drippings/broth…but this is WRONG on 99% of people. This does NOT go on at Cole's and Phillippe's, one of which actually invented the thing. There, the bread is dipped into the pan of juice just prior to serving and presenting the sandwich to the customer. You can even specify how much you want your bread dipped. ("Double dipped beef with blue cheese, please.") You got this wrong in spite of your video footage showing them doing this instead of customers dipping the bread themselves. Honestly.

  33. Hassler Cardoza says:

    Me wantein to try the food today

  34. Jwb52z says:

    In the South, especially if you're in Texas, don't say "pee can".  Say, "peh cawn".

  35. Joshua Hyde says:

    Bechamel is not a cheese. Its a classic French sauce of butter flour and cream…..

  36. Brett Walton says:

    Kraft Mac and Cheese is my guilty little pleasure.

  37. coolnegative says:

    Donuts WITH holes is much different than donut holes. Donut holes are small bite size ball shaped donuts.

  38. David Welsh says:

    All offense intended, but ranch dressing is the most disgusting flavor of salad dressing in the world.

  39. Rafael Cameron says:

    I love meatloaf with ketchup and mustard mix together it great

  40. Now I Am Become Death The Destroyer Of Worlds says:

    Look up man lives on macaroni and cheese for the past 17 years video!!!….

  41. Lanisteelerocks says:

    Burgers, Sloppy Joe's, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Anus Blasting Hot Wings, Fried Pickles, Jell-O, Blazing Butt Twists, Baby Back Ribs, The Club, Antonius' Salad, Rectal Devastation Pepper Sauce, Chalupa, Gordita, Peeps, Fiery Pooper Chicken Strips and so much more.

  42. Joshua Andrew Vives says:

    They are saying pecan wrong it's pecan not pecan

  43. Anon Ymous says:

    You clearly don't understand what a donut hole is. He created a donut. A donut hole is when you fry the cut out center. EDIT: Sauce Mornay (re: Macaroni and cheese) is a Bechamel sauce (Roux and milk) combined with any combination of cheeses. There is no such thing as Bechamel cheese. Bechamel is one of the most basic mother sauces. Roux (Roux isn't a cheese, either – it's cooked butter/any fat and flour) and milk. Mornay is when you add cheese. Your production team might want to actually do some research. Some form of pasta with Mornay (mac and cheese) has been made for at least a century or two before we invaded America. Also, cheddar isn't a preferred cheese. It's a horrible cheese for melting, it turns granular. As an American but French brigade trained chef who actually understands these things, I'm going to just unsubscribe. I know you don't care, but I cannot bear the ignorance spouted as truth. Also, Meatloaf probably came from Haggis. Ground meat and oats.

  44. CarlaBeingCliché says:

    🤢🤢🤢🤢 yooooo

  45. Daniel .A says:

    Bro anyone want to commit tax evasion early

  46. kick'n' knowledge says:

    🤨🧐 soooo Clorox, a company that makes bleach bought and now owns the rights to hidden valley ranch? 🤔 interesting! walks to the refrigerator to grab the hidden valley ranch and casually walks to the garbage can to throw it out

  47. TheLinex09 says:

    It’s Pe-KHAN not Pe-CAN. A Pe-CAN is something you take a piss in. Also the caption invented the hole in the doughnut not the doughnut hole. They’re completely different things.

  48. MrKErocks says:

    Pecan is not pronounced Pee-can. It's puh-con.

  49. Oddly.Alright says:

    Couldn't help but cringe everytime she said PEE-CAN, and not PEH-CAWN 🙄🙄🙄….what can I say, I'm from Texas 🤷🤷🤷

  50. Paul Salyer says:

    Sorry to all, for real, but I love katsup or catsup or however you want to spell it. I love it.😋💕❤ Ketchup is nice in my little opinion.

  51. White Alliance says:

    That boston market meatloaf is good af! I still put catsup on it. Its a good sandwich meat

  52. White Alliance says:

    The moment when you find out ranch dressing and bleach are made by the same people 😰

  53. INO’S LITTLE HOME says:

    The doughnut one is real..

  54. James Uthmann says:

    Everyone else came to join the endless PE-can/pe-CAN pronunciation argument, but I was stunned by to hear it called "rock-a-for" cheese. It's ROKE-fort, or ROKE-for if you want to pretentiosly French. In either case, two syllables.

  55. Animation and Cinema Sins God 69!!! says:

    If this passes to a part 4, I question all gods and devils of sins!

  56. Bethany Hanna says:

    When I was a kid, my mom never made meatloaf. I went to spend the night at a friend's house, and for a special treat, they made meatloaf. I went home and absolutely raved about this AMAZING meal I'd had. When my parents learned it was just meatloaf, they openly laughed at me. 🤣🤣🤣

  57. tracytrebilcox says:

    Great topic, but the voice of the moderator is grating.

  58. Howard Kerr says:

    Most people pronounce it roak ford cheese, not ROCK ford…as used in Cobb salad.

  59. Jordan Bronson says:

    😂❤️😂❤️ Yet, you will get millions of hits on the videos = $$$$$ – Crazy? LMFAO! 😂❤️😂❤️

  60. Michael Boyce says:

    My Mom made Meat Loaf with Grape-Nuts instead of Bread Crumbs.

  61. Michael Boyce says:

    Cocktails was made in New York

  62. Michael Boyce says:

    Now there's Doughnuts with Hamburgers now, THAT'S WEIRD!

  63. Michael Boyce says:

    There is Hot Dogs in Rolled Pretzels, Mayochup and Fluff Marshmallow Spread.

  64. Gham says:

    Ranch sucks

  65. Mark Deardorff says:

    Care to study the pronunciation of words? Or do you prefer to go through life sounding illiterate?

    Roquefort is a French word and has a French pronunciation. In America, it lost some of the normal French sound but still had correct vowel soundings. The first 'O' is long, so the word is pronounced, rohk-fert or roke-fert.
    It is NOT pronounced, rok-a-fort.

  66. Ray Chang says:

    I lived in USA for 26 years. I've eaten a lot of pecan pie, but I've never heard "pecan" pronounced like the narrator does. My family always said (pee-CON), but my grandma would say (pee-CAN). I've never heard the accent on the first syllable as (PEE-can). I'm not complaining. It just sounds weird to me.

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