Olympic Food Fights

Never mind who’s going to get the gold this year; these top foods from the highest-medaling countries around the world are all winners.

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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

Canada: Poutine

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

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