Olympic Food Fights
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United States of America: Perfect Burger
Bobby's all-American burgers –– a blend of ground chuck and turkey –– can be made on the grill or in a saute pan, making them the most-versatile way to cheer on the USA.
Get the Recipe: Perfect Burger
Great Britain: Baked Fish and Chips
This twist on Great Britain's go-to pub grub coats boneless pollock with crispy rice cereal and serves the fish with golden-brown baked chips, tartar sauce and malt vinegar.
Get the Recipe: Baked Fish and Chips
Germany: Bratwurst Stewed with Sauerkraut
Enjoy a medal-worthy meal of Germany's favorite sausage, which is browned in a pan along with garlic and onions, then served with slow-simmered sauerkraut.
Get the Recipe: Bratwurst Stewed with Sauerkraut
Italy: Margherita Pizza
Proudly representing the colors of the Italian flag, this crowdpleasing pie boasts a homemade pizza dough that's topped with crushed San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil leaves.
Get the Recipe: Margherita Pizza
France: French Onion Soup
This warm and rustic classic is perfectly suited for cold weather. Watch the winter games between spoonfuls of the beefy broth that's stocked with caramelized onions and a bubbly Gruyere-capped crouton.
Get the Recipe: French Onion Soup
China: Steamed Pork-and-Mushroom Shumai
Craving dim sum but don't want to miss a moment of the games? Try making traditional Chinese dumplings at home by stuffing wonton wrappers with a ground pork and shiitake filling, then serving them with a chile-spiked soy dipping sauce.
Get the Recipe: Steamed Pork-and-Mushroom Shumai
Sweden: Swedish Meatballs
This spin on Sweden's iconic dish uses a blend of ground pork and turkey and fries the breadcrumb-coated meatballs in vegetable oil until golden. Serve the meatballs on skewers along with lingonberry-laced sour cream.
Get the Recipe: Swedish Meatballs
Russia: Beef Stroganoff Over Buttered Noodles
Salute the host country of this year's Winter Olympics with a bowl of hearty Russian beef stew. Fragrant with cognac and fresh thyme, it's best served over tender egg noodles, which soak up the meaty broth.
Get the Recipe: Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Noodles
Hungary: Quick Pork Goulash
One of Hungary's national dishes, goulash gains ample flavor from sweet paprika and caraway seeds. Our quick-cooking version combines pork tenderloin with sauteed vegetables in a vinegar-laced broth and serves the stew over whole-wheat egg noodles.
Get the Recipe: Quick Pork Goulash
Norway: Smoked Salmon
Alton gives a nod to Norway's famous delicacy with his brown sugar- and peppercorn-cured salmon fillets. Once it's cured, he hot-smokes the fish over hardwood chips to achieve a flaky, tender consistency.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon
Australia: Roasted Leg of Lamb
Known for its high-quality, free-range meat, Australian lamb hardly needs any embellishment. Prepare this bone-in leg of lamb with a simple mustard and white wine marinade, then roast to a juicy medium rare.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb
Finland: Elk Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce
Game hunting is a popular sport in Finland, where the meat is frequently paired with fresh mushrooms. This winning recipe marinates elk tenderloin in dark beer and hoisin sauce and serves the grilled meat with a chanterelle mushroom sauce.
Japan: Ramen Noodle Soup
Slurp your way through the chilly Sochi, Russia, games with a piping-hot bowl of ramen to keep you warm. This version of Japan's signature noodle soup boasts a homemade broth that's flavored with ginger, sake and shiitake mushrooms.
Get the Recipe: Ramen Noodle Soup
Canadian Chuck Hughes has mastered his country's favorite comfort food: poutine. To make it at home, top hot fries with creamy cheddar cheese curds and from-scratch peppercorn gravy.
Get the Recipe: Poutine