We all have our favorites, but there’s just something about the foods of our childhoods that make us feel like a kid again. Whether it’s a classic dish or an old-fashioned recipe, these 12 dishes will bring back those nostalgic memories and make you feel like you’re right back in your grandparents’ kitchen.
The corn dog
Corn dogs are a classic treat, often found at county fairs and carnivals. They’re made from batter and deep fried, then served on a stick with mustard or ketchup.
Corn dogs are reminiscent of childhood summers spent at the local fairground–they remind you of those fun days when you were young and didn’t have to worry about anything except whether or not your favorite ride would break down before you got to ride it! Corn dogs can be eaten by themselves or dipped into other foods like chili or macaroni salad for an extra kick of flavor!
Fried chicken and waffles
With fried chicken and waffles, there’s no need to choose between sweet and savory. The Southern dish brings together the best of both worlds by combining fried chicken with a pancake-like waffle. It’s often served with maple syrup, which adds an extra layer of sweetness.
The combination of peach cobbler and ice cream is an old-fashioned favorite that never goes out of style–and it’s even better when you add bourbon! This dessert takes just minutes to make thanks to canned peaches found in any grocery store’s canned fruit section (or you can use fresh peaches). To make this recipe even easier on yourself, try using frozen pie crust instead of making your own dough from scratch or buying pre-made crusts at the supermarket. You could also substitute any other seasonal fruits if you don’t want those listed here; just remember that whatever fruit you use should be ripe enough so that it doesn’t taste bland after being baked into your cobbler topping!
Maple syrup has been used for centuries by Native Americans as part of their diet–but nowadays we enjoy it as much for its flavor as for its health benefits (it contains antioxidants). This breakfast dish is made with shredded sweet potatoes sauteed until tender before being topped off with crispy chicken wings drizzled with maple syrup sauce; since there’s no batter involved in frying these wings up (which would add unnecessary calories), they’re low enough calorie count per serving without compromising taste one bit!
Lobster rolls are a popular summertime dish that consists of lobster meat, mayonnaise and other condiments served on a toasted bread roll.
Lobster rolls have been enjoyed for decades and can be found at many restaurants throughout the United States. The traditional version consists of cold chunks of lobster meat mixed with mayonnaise or melted butter and seasonings such as celery salt, paprika and lemon juice (or sometimes Worcestershire sauce). The mixture is placed inside an unsliced hot dog bun which has been lightly buttered on both sides before being griddled until golden brown. The cooked sandwich is then cut into two halves so it’s easier to eat while standing up if you’re eating one at home or if you want to bring one along with you somewhere else!
Boston creme donut
The Boston creme donut is a type of donut filled with vanilla custard and topped with a chocolate glaze. The sweet treat was first created in 1900 by William Rosenberg at his shop on Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Originally called “Boston cream pie,” it’s also known as “boston cream doughnut.”
The original recipe was made from a yeast-raised pastry dough that was deep fried in boiling oil until golden brown and then filled with vanilla pudding before being dipped in chocolate frosting. Today there are many variations on this classic sweet treat including ones filled with custard or fruit filling instead of pudding (like strawberry) or even Nutella!
PB&J with no crust
You know what’s better than a PB&J sandwich? A PB&J without the crust.
The only thing that makes this classic American snack even better is its lack of bread. The peanut butter, jelly and no-crust combination has been around since the beginning of time (or at least since the invention of peanut butter). This version has less fat and calories than its original counterpart while still tasting just as good–if not better! It’s also great for kids because they can eat it with their hands or spread it on crackers if they want extra crunchy goodness in their lives.
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite childhood treat without all those pesky carbs getting in your way, try making some PB&Js sans bread sometime soon!
If you’re from the South, you probably already know about fried Oreos. They’re a popular treat that’s often served at church dinners and family reunions. Fried Oreos are made by dipping an Oreo cookie into batter and then frying it until golden brown. The fried cookies are then topped with whipped cream and a cherry before being served with vanilla ice cream on the side.
Deep-fried candy bars
Deep-fried candy bars are a classic. You can find them at fairs, carnivals and festivals all over the world. They’re perfect for when you want something sweet but don’t want to break the bank on an expensive dessert item.
The deep-fried candy bar is made by dipping a regular-sized chocolate bar in batter and then deep frying it until it’s nice and crispy on the outside. The finished product has a crispy exterior with gooey melted chocolate inside–and sometimes nuts or caramel as well!
Cinnamon bun milkshake
Cinnamon bun milkshakes are a classic treat that you can find at many bakeries and ice cream shops. They’re made with vanilla ice cream, cinnamon bun batter and lots of whipped cream!
If you want to make your own cinnamon bun milkshake at home, here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream (or more if desired)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
If you’ve never had frito pie, it’s time to step out of your comfort zone. This dish is made from corn chips and chili, which can be served as a side or main course. Frito pies are typically topped with cheese, jalapeños and sour cream–but don’t let that limit your options! There are many ways to customize this dish: add beef or chicken to make it more hearty; use vegetarian chili instead of beef; top with avocado slices instead of cheese (for an extra burst of flavor).
Chicken fried steak sandwich with Cane’s sauce and gravy
There’s something about chicken fried steak that brings back memories of childhood. Perhaps it’s because your mom or dad used to make it for you, or maybe you had it at a local diner. Whatever the reason, this dish has become an American staple and can be found everywhere from small towns to big cities.
Chicken fried steak sandwiches are one of those things that everyone should try at least once in their life–they’re delicious! The breaded beef patty is crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, just like any good piece of chicken should be (sorry). Topped with Cane’s sauce and gravy –a tangy creamy sauce made with mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard–this sandwich will have you craving more after each bite until there isn’t any left!
So, now that you know these 12 delicious dishes, the only thing left to do is go out and try them! Whether it’s for a date night or just because you’re feeling nostalgic, these dishes will definitely hit the spot.