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    32 World Cup Recipes That Are Worth Feasting On

    Because the World Cup is really just another excuse to eat.

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    The World Cup is currently in full swing and will be captivating the whole planet until mid-July. For those wondering what to eat while they watch the games, we selected popular dishes from each of the 32 countries participating for some inspiration.

    1. Russia: Shashlik

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    These Russian shish-kebabs will make you want to fire up the grill.

    Here's the recipe.

    2. Uruguay: Chivito

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    The national dish of Uruguay, chivito is a steak sandwich that can also include bacon, eggs, and veggies.

    Here's the recipe.

    3. Egypt: Ful Medames

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    This fava bean stew is usually eaten for breakfast, which is perfect since many of this year's games are broadcasted in the morning in the US.

    Here's the recipe.

    4. Saudi Arabia: Al Kabsa

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    This chicken and rice dish is one of the most popular dishes in Saudi Arabia.

    Here's the recipe.

    5. Iran: Chelo Kebab

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    Rice and kebab. What more do you need?

    Here's the recipe.

    6. Portugal: Pastéis de Bacalhau

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    Be careful: These cod fritters are super delicious and addictive and you won't be able to stop eating them once you've started.

    Here's the recipe.

    7. Spain: Tapas

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    There are many traditional Spanish tapas to choose from for your next viewing party, from crispy patatas bravas and egg tortilla, to squid in its own ink and creamy croquetas de jamón.

    Here's the patatas bravas recipe and the recipe for croquetas de jamón. And here's a recipe for sangria to go with your feast.

    8. Morocco: Chicken Pastilla

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    This Moroccan meat pie is traditionally made with pigeon but a more modern and widespread version uses chicken. It's deliciously flavorful thanks to the addition of almonds, cinnamon, and other spices.

    Here's the recipe.

    9. France: Quiche Lorraine

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    This is the perfect make-ahead dish for a viewing party. It's also very customizable and you can replace the lardons and onions with seasonal veggies, if you feel like it.

    Here's the recipe.

    10. Denmark: Smørrebrød

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    Because we all need some open-face sandwiches in our lives.

    Here's the recipe for a smørrebrød of eggs, shrimp, and dill and here's the recipe for a salmon gravlax, apple, and crispy kale smørrebrød.

    11. Australia: Aussie Burger

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    How is an Australian burger different than a regular American burger? Pickled beets, for one, but also grilled pineapple and a fried egg. Does that sound weird? Maybe. But is it delicious? Definitely.

    Here's the recipe.

    12. Peru: Lomo Saltado

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    This beef stir-fry with onions and French fries is a very popular Peruvian dish.

    Here's the recipe.

    13. Croatia: Crni Rižot (Black Risotto)

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    This spectacular risotto gets its black color from cuttlefish ink.

    Here's the recipe.

    14. Iceland: Pylsur

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    Turns out, Iceland can make a killer hot dog.

    Here's the recipe.

    15. Argentina: Beef Empanadas

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    A sweet-savory mix of beef, raisins, and olives.

    Here's the recipe.

    16. Nigeria: Suya (Chicken Skewers)

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    This spicy meat dish is popular all over West Africa.

    Here's the recipe.

    17. Serbia: Sarma (Cabbage Rolls)

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    These cabbage rolls are filled with minced beef AND bacon. What more do you need?

    Here's the recipe.

    18. Brazil: Coxinha

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    This chicken-filled Brazilian favorite imitates the shape of a chicken drumstick.

    Here's the recipe.

    19. Switzerland: Rösti

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    Basically a potato pancake, and there has never been anything wrong with that.

    Here's the recipe.

    20. Costa Rica: Tacos Ticos

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    The Costa Rican version of tacos.

    Here's the recipe.

    21. Sweden: Hasselback Potatoes

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    Did you know that hasselback potatoes got their name from the Stockholm restaurant Hasselbacken, where they were invented? Don't hesitate to load them with up other ingredients, like bacon and cheese, to make them even yummier.

    Here's the recipe.

    22. Mexico: Tacos Al Pastor

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    These may be the ultimate street food, but you can totally make them at home thanks to this recipe.

    Here's the recipe.

    23. Korea Republic: Pajeon (Korean Pancakes)

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    A yummy savory pancake that you can customize to your liking.

    Here's the recipe.

    24. Germany: Pretzels

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    Because there aren't many things better than a homemade pretzel straight out of the oven.

    Here's the recipe.

    25. Belgium: Mitraillette Sandwich

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    This sandwich is filled with fried meat, French fries, and mayo, which automatically makes it a winner in my book.

    Here's the recipe.

    26. Panama: Patacones

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    One of the best ways to cook plantains.

    Here's the recipe.

    27. Tunisia: Brik

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    Brik is a deep fried savory pastry that's popular in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and France. You can fill it with pretty much anything you want. It's quite hard to find brik dough in the US, but you can replace it with phyllo dough or spring roll wrappers.

    Here's the recipe.

    28. England: Fish and Chips

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    It's classic for a reason.

    Here's the recipe.

    29. Poland: Pierogi

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    These traditional Polish dumplings can be filled with everything your heart desires. A few classic options include potatoes, cheese, and mushrooms.

    Here's the recipe.

    30. Senegal: Yassa Chicken

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    Delicious chicken with caramelized onions.

    Here's the recipe.

    31. Colombia: Arepas

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    These yummy cheese-filled corn flatbread are usually sold outside stadiums in Colombia.

    Here's the recipe.

    32. Japan: Shrimp Tempura