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What Are Some Things About American Food That Make Absolutely No Sense To The Rest Of The World?

Who started frying butter and why?

As a fellow American, I know we have some pretty strange foods that probably make zero sense to people from other countries.

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Heck, they probably don't make sense to people who are from America.

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So I want to know, what are some things about American food that make absolutely no sense to people in other countries?

Maybe you wonder why some Americans fry foods that have absolutely no business being fried, like butter and ice cream.

Fried ice cream with banana and strawberries
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Or maybe you wonder why our pancakes are super thick and doughy, unlike nearly every other country's pancakes.

Stack of thick American pancakes in one photo; plate of thin Indian pancakes in other photo
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Maybe you don't understand why one of our biggest holiday staples consists of marshmallows on top of sweet potatoes.

Sweet potato pie with thick topping of marshmallows
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Or maybe you're dying to know why Americans love spray cheese.

Sad Harley Quinn from Birds of Prey eating spray cheese
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Whatever it is, we want to hear it! Tell us some things about American foods that make zero sense in other countries. The best responses will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.