Weird-Sounding but Yummy Food Combos

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image88
    DzyMsLizzyposted 12 years ago

    What's the oddest food combo you've had that upon first hearing you went, "YUCK!" but after tasting, found surprisingly good?  I'll begin with 2 examples:

    1)  Ever been in Girl Scouts?  Then you've probably encountered this odd hors d'ouerve: Cabbage leaves rolled up with peanut butter.  As "eeewww" as this sounds, it's surprisingly good.  Why?  You use raw green cabbage.  Uncooked cabbage has a very mild flavor, and a nice crunch to it.  Spread with peanut butter, a stronger flavor, you don't really taste the cabbage; it becomes but a vehicle for the peanut butter.

    2)  When I met my current husband, I learned another one:  A-1 steak sauce on macaroni and cheese.  Yeah, that's what I thought, too...until I tried it.  It adds an interesting tang to an otherwise bland dish.

    1) everything must be real food

    2) you must have actually tried and liked it yourself.  No making up the nastiest combinations you can think of just to gross people out. (A favorite game my childhood friends and I used to play within earshot of our parents....)


  2. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    Well, I can't say that I like it or have eaten it, by my oldest daughter slathers her mac and cheese with ketchup and pickle relish.

    There are, however, a few seemingly odd flavor combinations that I love, like caramel with sea salt and chocolate with cayenne pepper. That's about as weird as my taste buds get. smile

  3. kerryg profile image82
    kerrygposted 12 years ago

    One of my comfort foods is applesauce mixed with cottage cheese.

    I also sometimes salt watermelon, but that doesn't seem as unusual.

  4. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    Dairylea cheese spread is delicious with mashed banana on a bread sandwich.

  5. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 12 years ago

    1. PB and cheese.
    2. Fries dipped in caramel sundae topping at Hungry Jack's (non- Aussies read as "Burger King").
    3. Mayonnaise on fries and chicken.

  6. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    Potato chips and vanilla ice cream.

    Chocolate-covered potato chips.

    Ketchup on fried chicken.

  7. timorous profile image81
    timorousposted 12 years ago

    When I was a kid, I liked green relish on a Cheez Whiz sandwich...both of which I would never eat these days.

    Also, I used to know someone who liked peanut butter on a stick of celery, which seemed a bit yucky to me.  To each his own, I guess.

  8. Denise Handlon profile image85
    Denise Handlonposted 12 years ago

    McDonald's fish sandwich with dill pickles on it-had it all the time when I was pregnant for the first time.

  9. evvy_09 profile image61
    evvy_09posted 12 years ago

    Honey mustard on fried fish. Tried it just cuz I put honey mustard or ranch on almost anything.

  10. WoodsmensPost profile image64
    WoodsmensPostposted 12 years ago

    Hotdogs with bacon ranch salad dressing. Always a good replacement for ketchup or mustard.

    Bologna and mayo on a onion bagel

    Potato chips and chocolate chip cookies

  11. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 12 years ago

    I thought cheese and apple slices sounded pretty weird, but I tried it and it's surprisingly good.

  12. Hugh Williamson profile image78
    Hugh Williamsonposted 12 years ago

    This isn't exactly health food, but an incredibly good sandwich is bacon, peanut butter and sliced banana on toast.

    I think Elvis' favorite was something like that. (And look what happened to poor Elvis).

  13. bewilderize profile image57
    bewilderizeposted 12 years ago

    I will still eat this to this day (as in this past Tuesday)...

    Pork rinds soaked in vinegar with a side of white rice.

  14. Kangaroo_Jase profile image76
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    Vegemite spread and cheese on toast, it's been an Australian staple for kids for years big_smile

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image88
      DzyMsLizzyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      OMG--we had guests from Australia one year when my kids were in high school.  They brought us some Vegemite.  I've never tasted anything so foul, and had to call on my strongest acting skills to maintain a straight face, swallow, and say nothing more offensive than "Interesting."

      1. profile image0
        Toby Hansenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I am with you Ms Lizzy. And I am Australian!

  15. pilesnoway profile image61
    pilesnowayposted 12 years ago

    peanut butter on bananas!!! yum yum..:d

  16. know one profile image60
    know oneposted 12 years ago

    Peanut butter with tinned tuna. Delicious.
    Ditto the salted caramel. Even better as a macaron.
    Fetta and watermelon salad.
    Strawberry and english spinach salad (with balsamic).
    Rockmelon(canteloupe)and proscuitto.

  17. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 12 years ago

    Grated extra mature Cheddar sprinkled on home made chilli con carne.  With an optional baked potato.

    1. kirstenblog profile image80
      kirstenblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      There is nothing weird about that at all!
      That is the only way I get to cook chill in this house! Hubby is a wossie man when it comes to hot spicy foods lol
      The cheese tames the hotness down enough for him smile

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        EmpressFelicityposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Heehee, it's the opposite in our house.  I like spicy foods, don't get me wrong, but my OH likes his chillis and curries verrry spicy, to the point of blowing the roof of your mouth off.  So I've more or less taken over the cooking from him whenever these two dishes are on the menu - if he wants more spices, he can always add some to his own plate after it's been served!

        1. kirstenblog profile image80
          kirstenblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I think I could get on with your other half! My other half could always do the cooking instead of leaving it to me. Somehow I don't see him getting to it before midnight tho hmm
          Well poor him, he gets stuck with my hot spicy foods! lol

  18. kirstenblog profile image80
    kirstenblogposted 12 years ago

    Folks think my putting peanut butter on apples is weird, but I tell ya, its yummy! The juices from the apple make the peanut butter stick less to the roof of the mouth too smile

    1. know one profile image60
      know oneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Might make a peanut butter and apple pie this week and see how it goes... with a little bit of salted caramel sauce with it!

      1. kirstenblog profile image80
        kirstenblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        In a pie?! Hmmm never thought about that. Let us know how it goes!

        1. know one profile image60
          know oneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Will do. I'm making little fruit mince pies tomorrow for friends and I will hijack one for this very purpose. I hope I remember which one... or the recipient of the "FMPs" could be in for a surprise smile  I'll blame you if that happens - but only if its yucky. wink  lol, perhaps next Christmas my PBandA Pies will be on request instead of my FM ones!!

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    Toby Hansenposted 12 years ago

    This evening I tried peanut butter on toast... using my home made lemon butter instead of regular butter. Was nicer than I expected.

    No vegemite for this Aussie!

    1. know one profile image60
      know oneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Are you even a true Aussie? (What? No vegemite!?) 

      Were your expectations for your toasted sandwich combo set so very low (as mine would have been) that they were able to be exceeded regardless? I'd much rather team that lemon butter with scones and cream... what a waste wink

      1. profile image0
        Toby Hansenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, born and bred Aussie. We do not all like vegemite, you know. It is like saying that all Brits like marmite.

        The main reason for the lemon butter, is that I ran out of regular butter. I get paid on Wednesday, so have to make do in the mean time big_smile

        True Aussie ingenuity!

        1. know one profile image60
          know oneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I thought it was a nationwide preference. My sample size must have been too small.

          I'm glad you had lemon butter in the fridge, under the circumstances. smile

          1. profile image0
            Toby Hansenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            I prefer a spread called Promite. It is not as strong, and is a vegetable extract, not yeast.


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