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Weird Food Combinations


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My favorite is "one of these things is" not there. Meaning, my best friend and I used to go to Ben and Jerry's and order a hot fudge sundae, hold the ice cream. It confused people, but even in our munchy state, we knew what we wanted was the best part. Sometimes we ordered hot fudge salads. That slip of the tongue made us feel so virtuous.

Judy Amster

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I have a neighbour who wears by jelly (jello) with almost anything.

I can see how the chicken liver pate with the blackcurrant jam could work.

But my mind's pie is failing to see how his chosen breakfast of

Kippers or tinned sardines & Strawberry jelly can be pleasurable.

Wilma squawks no more

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Tuna salad on Cape Cod potato chips--like a very sophisticated canape

:wink:

That just reminded me, I like sliced avacado as a topping for potato chips, or wheat thins.

I also sometimes salt my cantaloupe, and learned that from my dad. (& just had some a couple of days ago).

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Sprinkled with salt and pepper is the only a way a self-respecting Marylander would eat an Eastern Shore 'lope.

Peanut butter and olive sandwiches, PB and salami on rye.

Dark beer and chocolate.

Velveeta, mayo and mint jelly

Speaking of mint jelly - talk about an odd pairing that is completely acceptable to most people, lamb and mint jelly.

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talk about an odd pairing that is completely acceptable to most people, lamb and mint jelly.
This is a corruption of an old English custom, mutton and mint sauce. The (raw) sauce was strong and vinegary, with lots of fresh mint, and it cut through and complemented the fattiness and strong flavor of the mutton.

John Whiting, London

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I also like pretzels and ice cream - but I can't eat ice cream anymore :sad:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned peanut butter, mayo and pickle sandwiches - these are delicious! You can add pickles (really good ones) to anything. Pickles and pork chops and of course pickles & barbQ. I'd eat pickles & ice cream but of course I can't now.

Does anyone else love pickles? I'd love to try a new weirdo pickle combo.

Here are my other fav's:

Mac & cheese & ketchup

Jelly & cream cheese sandwiches

apple sauce & cottage cheese

mayo on apple slices - love mayo

Mayo on left over steak when I was doing Atkins - no more Atkins ugh!!!

scrambled eggs & cream cheese

Cindy G.

Cindy G

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”

~ Doug Larson ~

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Our washer upper makes mash potato sandwhiches...and an old 2nd chef would take a twiced baked souffle and put that in sandwhich

or on boxing day morning, the eldritchly divine cold bread sauce sandwich. basically a sandwich stuffed with damp bread. mmmmmmm.

(perhaps you really need a hangover to appreciate that one. you can put stuffing in if you like, but i think this affects the purity of the concept.)

do americans eat bread sauce?

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This is getting close to the limits of conventional sandwich definition & to the ontological limits we encountered in the discussion of Pie.

I find it easier to use sandwich for easy-to-recognise sandwiches.

Thus ham sandwich, or crisp sandwich.

Whereas for the more advanced "is it a sandwich or not" I find Butty (not a word I use a great deal, and may suggest something other to the American readers) works well.

So chip butty or bread sauce butty rather than chip sandwich or bread sauce sandwich.

And Bread Butty works, but I think perhaps not Butty Butty.

That would be Butty pie, I suppose.

This I think where Bertrand Russell and Alfred Whitehead got to in about 1910.

Wilma squawks no more

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Mustard on scrambled eggs. My whole family does it. I've never met anyone else who hasn't shuddered at the very idea, though.

I've put mustard powder into scrambled eggs before cooking them. Didn't think it particularly odd at the time, but now that I think back... :smile:

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Dark beer and chocolate.

I have always loved the beer and chocolate combination. If I were at a party drinking beer and found some chocolate chip cookies, the hosts often wondered the next day where those damn cookies went. It's almost an obsession with me.

I think I ended up marrying my wife because she also likes that combination!

Dean McCord

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Toasted Bagel with Chevre Fermier and Jalapeno Pepper jam.

Grossinger's Rye with Goose fat and "Harzer" or "Mainzer" HandKaese, sprinkled with lots of Carraway seeds.

Sliced cold Boiled Brisket with hot new boiled potatoes, freshly grated Horseradish and Lingon berries or Preiselbeeren.

Cottage Cheese, Muesli, fresh sliced Peaches and Maple Syrup (BGrade!)

Just had a bowl of the last item for dinner.

Peter
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Yesterday Steven and I were going to the movies with his mother and we got a very strange call—did we want a cream cheese and jelly sandwich. We looked at each other in disbelief. Does anyone like cream cheese and jelly sandwiches? I know it’s a relatively common sandwich for kids but really—does anyone actually like that combo?

Ellen Shapiro

www.byellen.com

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Yesterday Steven and I were going to the movies with his mother and we got a very strange call—did we want a cream cheese and jelly sandwich. We looked at each other in disbelief. Does anyone like cream cheese and jelly sandwiches? I know it’s a relatively common sandwich for kids but really—does anyone actually like that combo?

I do. On Fridays at work they give us free bagels, and I often have cream cheese with (grape) jelly. Don't know why, but it works for me.

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