Hot dogs: Often associated with Germany, hot dogs were actually invented in the United States by a German immigrant.

Fortune cookies: Although they are commonly served in Chinese restaurants, fortune cookies were created in California in the early 1900s.

Chimichangas: This Tex-Mex dish of deep-fried burritos actually originated in Arizona.

General Tso's chicken: Despite its name, this dish was created in the United States in the 1970s by Chinese immigrants.

Caesar salad: Contrary to popular belief, the Caesar salad was invented in Mexico by an Italian immigrant.

 Tacos: While tacos are now a staple of Mexican cuisine, they actually have roots in the indigenous cuisine of the Americas.

Chocolate chip cookies: This classic American treat was invented in Massachusetts by Ruth Wakefield in the 1930s.

Italian-American cuisine: Dishes like spaghetti and meatballs and chicken Parmesan are popular in the United States, but have little resemblance to the cuisine of Italy.

Philly cheesesteak: This iconic sandwich of thinly sliced steak and melted cheese on a hoagie roll was invented in Philadelphia.

Jambalaya: This Creole dish of rice, meat, and vegetables is often associated with Louisiana, but actually originated in the Caribbean.