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Old 02-13-2020, 11:05 AM
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Do you have any weird food combinations that actually taste good to you?


I usually add potato chips or Doritos to PBJ's, ham & cheese, sloppy joes, and hamburgers. IMO, it adds some extra flavor to the sandwich, along with an added crunch as well.

The most common food, drink, and condiment combos (IMO) include: dipping fries in milkshakes, using different flavors of milk for cereal, using more than 1 condiment, and mixing all holiday food together (Thanksgiving).

On an extra note, a "Hurricane" is when someone uses every single sauce that's available. This usually happens at Subway or similar restaurants.

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Old 02-13-2020, 11:25 AM
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Squash and blood sausage. It happens in stewed beans and is one of my favorites.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:32 AM
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My wife thought it was weird that I "dipped" Fritos in cream cheese. It's pretty much the only thing we ever used cream cheese for growing up. It's delicious!
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:36 AM
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I make cranberry sauce with zero added sugar by just simmering cranberries with a splash of water. I then add a few tablespoons of this cranberry sauce to a dish of plain Greek yogurt. Delicious!
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:19 PM
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My favorite sandwich is tuna salad with lettuce, a slice of cheese and bacon crumbles.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:27 PM
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A good, sturdy cheddar cheese makes a fine sandwich with quite a range of jams/jellos/preserves. Some you might like to try: strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, cranberry, apricot, apple.

Cottage cheese works well with Indian pickles like lime or brinjal.

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Old 02-13-2020, 12:35 PM
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Marinara (or any red) pasta sauce and Sriracha. Easy way to add a little heat to spaghetti or lasagna.
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:27 PM
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I always get a Bacon Egg and Cheese sandwich with mayonnaise. I was introduced to this exact sandwich probably in the early 1980's by a dude who worked for my dad, and I don't think I have ever seen anyone else ever order a BEC with mayonnaise except for me and him.
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:45 PM
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Mexican crema + pineapple. I mean... yum!
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Pizza with chocolate chip cookies. Not on top of the pizza but a bite of pizza, a bite of cookie. Good stuff!
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Fresh strawberries dipped in balsamic vinegar, with or without a 2nd dip in powdered sugar.

Fresh strawberries rolled in freshly cracked black pepper.

Figs or dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in prosciutto, and seared in a balsamic vinegar reduction.

Pineapple jalapeno jelly with cracked pepper, a dab of cream cheese, both sitting on a Ritz cracker.

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Old 02-13-2020, 02:03 PM
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Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches.
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:13 PM
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Red jello and chocolate pudding. Try it!
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:14 PM
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Qadgop mostly beat me to it, but here's how I learned it:

Strawberries soaked an hour in balsamic vinegar with a pinch of sugar. Then serve over vanilla ice cream with a bit of coarse black pepper.
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A guest at a party I attended brought a salad made from watermelon, supremed grapefruit and oranges, fresh jalapeno & mint, tossed in a balsamic based dressing. I think there was something else dark in color, maybe blueberries or grapes? Anyway, I took a small, just-being-polite token portion and quickly went back for more. I was astounded at how well it all came together.

I sometimes stir a few spoonfuls of hot giardiniera into cottage cheese with a small pinch of oregano.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:04 PM
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Fresh strawberries dipped in balsamic vinegar, with or without a 2nd dip in powdered sugar.

Fresh strawberries rolled in freshly cracked black pepper.

Figs or dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in prosciutto, and seared in a balsamic vinegar reduction.

Pineapple jalapeno jelly with cracked pepper, a dab of cream cheese, both sitting on a Ritz cracker.
Are these considered weird? I would not be surprised to see them on a catering menu or in a good cook book.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:14 PM
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Peanut butter and mayo sandwiches. A fave since childhood.

Hot dogs with chunky peanut butter and Sriracha. Salty, smokey, sweet and hot. Yummm.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:34 PM
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Peanut butter and salami sandwiches.

Hot dogs with peanut butter.

Pickled herring and mayonnaise.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:19 PM
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I like peanut butter and mustard sandwiches
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:32 PM
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Fritos dipped in blueberry yogurt.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:38 PM
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French fries dipped in mayo. Common across the pond, but people here look at me like I’m weird.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:40 PM
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French fries dipped in mayo. Common across the pond, but people here look at me like I’m weird.
I do that on occasion, but more frequently dip them in yellow mustard.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:42 PM
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sour cream goes well with various things.

Sour cream and meatloaf is good.

Sour cream with macaroni and cheese as well as hot sauce, also good.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:48 PM
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Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches.
Got to disagree - that'll be peanut butter and sweet pickle on crusty wheat toast for me please.

A nice bowl of chili con carne with a soft, gooey cinnamon roll floating in it.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:52 PM
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I make cranberry sauce with zero added sugar by just simmering cranberries with a splash of water. I then add a few tablespoons of this cranberry sauce to a dish of plain Greek yogurt. Delicious!
I have to try this one. Thanks! (I might add a touch of honey as I usually do with plain Greek yogurt.)
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A now-defunct restaurant in Chapel Hill, where I grew up, served an "African Tuna" sandwich. I have no idea why it was named that, but the filling was:
-Canned tuna
-Olive oil
-Garlic
-Curry powder
-Cayenne

and it was tasty.

But that's not the weird part. They served a variation of the sandwich, in which the tuna was spread on peanut-buttered toast, and it was freakin DELICIOUS.

I also sometimes make myself a tuna melt using this recipe.

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Old 02-13-2020, 09:51 PM
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I like peanut butter and mustard sandwiches
Would PB, banana and cream cheese sandwich be weird? I gots to know.

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sour cream goes well with various things.

Sour cream and meatloaf is good.

Sour cream with macaroni and cheese as well as hot sauce, also good.
SC on corn chips right outta the bag (I'm so pedestrian.).

And cream cheese on pretzels.

ETA: Almost forgot to mention: This diner we frequent has a dish that consists of Pulled Pork (with sauce) on Macaroni & Cheese on top of a Cornbread Waffle with Cinnamon Butter and you can get syrup. It's 2190 calories.
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Got to disagree - that'll be peanut butter and sweet pickle on crusty wheat toast for me please.
I like peanut butter with spicy bread & butter pickles in a sandwich myself. I've also been known to do peanut butter with hot pepper flakes, but it's not quite the same as without the acidic punch of pickles.
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Hot dogs with peanut butter.
OMG! You're the only other person I've seen who likes this, apart from one of my friends' kids.

But it has to be the right kind of peanut butter on the right kind of hot dog. Kraft smooth peanut butter, the kind with sugar in it, to start with. Organic "just peanuts" peanut butter will NOT work. The weiner is ideally a Schneider's Red Hot, vaguely smoked and vaguely pork. And the weiner should not be too moist either.

I think there's some sort of savoury/sweet contrast thing going on.
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I prepared some table snacks by mixing pickled lupins and green olives. Is that weird, though?
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I dip okra in ketchup.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:08 AM
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I recently backed a hot sauce company on Kickstarter which is producing a strawberry-basil-and-Carolina-Reaper-sauce that's intended as an ice cream topping.

It works surprisingly well.
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And cream cheese on pretzels.
I thought this was weird until my wife and kids introduced me to it, and I realized that every mall has a pretzel place that serves them like this.

Also ruined one of my frugal snack strategies, as I can no longer buy a $2 box of pretzels without doubling the price with at least 1 block of cream cheese.

I like mustard on a lot of things, including pretzels (soft or hard). So that's what I do. No one else I know eats mustard at all.

Is it weird to dip hard sourdough pretzels in ice cream? My uncle turned me on to that when I was a kid. Doesn't matter what kind but I prefer something chocolate based.
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Peanut butter and mayo sandwiches. A fave since childhood.
I didn’t discover it until last year, but it’s amazing. Add onions and or hot sauce to take it to the next level.

Hot sauce on vanilla ice cream is pretty good too.
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I always get a Bacon Egg and Cheese sandwich with mayonnaise. I was introduced to this exact sandwich probably in the early 1980's by a dude who worked for my dad, and I don't think I have ever seen anyone else ever order a BEC with mayonnaise except for me and him.
My favorite breakfast sandwich—

egg
extra cheese
ham
bacon
breakfast sausage patty
ketchup
a little grape jelly
a few drops of Tabasco sauce
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Hot sauce on vanilla ice cream is pretty good too.
I love the sweet hot sauces such as Toad Sweat on ice cream.

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My favorite breakfast sandwich—

egg
extra cheese
ham
bacon
breakfast sausage patty
ketchup
a little grape jelly
a few drops of Tabasco sauce
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My mother puts a fair amount of grape jelly in her Swedish(?) Meatballs . It must do something, as they always disappear toot sweet.

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I like to put salsa on my tuna salad sandwiches. Perks them right up.
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My mother puts a fair amount of grape jelly in her Swedish(?) Meatballs . It must do something, as they always disappear toot sweet.
Sounds like a riff on the classic (at least in some parts) barbecue sauce & grape jelly combo for appetizer meatballs.

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Mexican crema + pineapple. I mean... yum!
I do sour cream and pineapple which I imagine is pretty close. I'll have to try your version though.

How about sauerkraut and eggs? Drain the kraut and cook in a skillet until it dries and browns, then throw in a couple of eggs and mix it all together.
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Peanut butter and mayo sandwiches. A fave since childhood.
Peanut butter and Miracle Whip in our family.

Homegrown tomatoes & cottage cheese.
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I do sour cream and pineapple which I imagine is pretty close. I'll have to try your version though.



How about sauerkraut and eggs? Drain the kraut and cook in a skillet until it dries and browns, then throw in a couple of eggs and mix it all together.
This is just as delicious with drained and rinsed kimchi browned in place of sauerkraut.

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Sounds like a riff on the classic (at least in some parts) barbecue sauce & grape jelly combo for appetizer meatballs.
I believe you nailed it right on the head--even the crock pot part (which was edited out).
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Pizza with chocolate chip cookies. Not on top of the pizza but a bite of pizza, a bite of cookie. Good stuff!
My dad's favorite weird food combo was cherry cake and pepperoni. A bite of cake, then a slice of pepperoni. We all laughed at him until we tried it. It is good! That was always his birthday dessert.
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Peanut butter and bacon sandwich.
Peanut butter and molasses sandwich.
Peanut butter and marmalade paired with Swiss cheese, lettuce, and mayo in a three-decker sandwich.
Peanut butter on hamburgers and hotdogs (with grilled onions and Cheez Whiz - Yum!).
(There's a theme here!)
Meatballs slow simmered in a pot with half BBQ sauce, half ginger beer. (This is in high demand when I bring something to a potluck meal. When I was working, my name had "meatballs" preprinted beside it on the potluck sign-up sheets.)
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Brownie + yellow mustard.
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Would PB, banana and cream cheese sandwich be weird? I gots to know.
My favorite sandwich at the grilled cheese restaurant, Melt is a peanut butter, banana and cream cheese thingy.

"Caramelized banana, house made peanut butter, sweet cream cheese, candied peanuts, berry preserves for dipping"

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extra cheese
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bacon
breakfast sausage patty
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a little grape jelly
a few drops of Tabasco sauce
That sounds close to The Perfect Egg Bite.
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Pizza (must use a tomato-based sauce) and a glass of either chocolate milk or a chocolate milk shake. I've loved this since grade school.

Cinnamon-sugar soft pretzels dipped in yellow mustard.

Spaghetti with meat sauce and untoasted italian bread with butter and grape jelly.

I think I really must like sweet and salty combinations, but I don't think that's too uncommon.
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