Foods that shouldn't go together ... but do?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by PsychPhD, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member

    You can have my bacon cheeseburger when you pry it from my cold hardened arteries....:)
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    take that can of tuna (packed in water, not that icky oil) and mash it around with a couple of big spoons of plain yogurt (instead of mayo). now you're looking at a bigtime shot of healthy protein. you can run for a day on that.
  3. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member

    When I was heavy into the gym I got so sick of eating tuna I would just pry open the can and down it with water. I know I lost a lot of absorbability by doing this but I hated it so much I would gag otherwise. It's not like I didn't like eating it either but eating three cans a day ruined it for me.
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    yeah, three cans a day is a lot. you must have been working it hard. sometimes you've got to stop and smell the alfredo sauce.
  5. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I had to stop watching that movie half way through and go out to buy french fries!
  6. friartuck

    friartuck New Member

    I reckon you got a bigun.....
  7. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Hummmm....they were good :D
  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    mostly i like hot mustard. maybe with some horseradish in it. i've heard that in some places in europe people eat fries with mayo. THAT"S JUST WRONG!
  9. friartuck

    friartuck New Member

    Tabasco mustard is pretty good, it's what I've been having on my fried egg sandwich the last couple of months. Not terribly hot though. Which is a good thing since I don't have a gall bladder and can't eat hot like I used to.

    I've tried french fries with vinegar sprinkled on it. I think the Brits like it that way. It's not bad.
  10. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    My ex loves to squeeze a lime over popcorn and then cover it in Tapatio hot sauce. It's not as bad as it sounds but not as good as butter and salt, at least in this gringo's opinion.

    An interesting twist on pizza in Mexico is using chorizo as the main ingredient in a sauce substituting for pizza sauce, very good but very greasy.
  11. okiemom

    okiemom New Member

    For me, I like bananas and BBQ potato chips. Another favorite of mine is peanut butter with onion, served on crackers and or bread. Eggs fried in butter, then served with Worchestershire sauce is something I like but my family won't eat. If I eat popcorn, I prefer it with a dill pickle.

    My husband grew up eating gravy with canned tuna, which I think is disgusting. He'll occasionally make for his self and our oldest son but our youngest son and I won't touch it.

    My kids and I pour Tabasco on our pizza but my husband won't eat that way.

    I saw a place on the food network that sells Chocolate covered jalapenos. I think they sound great.
  12. imalcolm

    imalcolm New Member

    Just this morning, my two year old son put mustard on his peanut butter cookie. And he ate it. :D
  13. MISin08

    MISin08 New Member

    Yogurt and anything is a mistake. OK, yogurt improves lentils, but that's not saying much. Applesauce & pork, though -- I'm with you all the way. I can't watch when the family douses my beautiful mesquite grilled shoulder ribs it it...

  14. Dave C.

    Dave C. New Member

    That's the Dutch by tradition, but I'm a Brit and I also do it. I hate ketchup on anything. A lot of Dutch and scandanavians actually mix ketchup with mayo and dip their fries in that.

    I love apple sauce on pork.

    I love mexican salsa on eggs. (Proper stuff, not that awful tabasco rubbish).

    I also love marmite...


    Dave C.
  15. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Rhubarb and yogurt - sounds terrible but tastes great.
  16. mintaru

    mintaru Member

    You think rhubarb and yogurt sounds terrible? - That's funny, here in Germany "Rhabarberjoghurt" is just one of the many versions of flavored yogurt available at German supermarkets. It's so normal here, I can't really believe that you think it's odd!

    @Kizmet: But that is only "JUST WRONG" because you're American! ;)
    You should keep in mind that both, french fries and mayonnaise are of Continental European origin and predate the invention of tomato ketchup, which is of American origin, so fries with ketchup is "only" the Americanized version of that dish! :D

    @Dave C.: Yes, that's also the Dutch but the first who ate fries with mayo were the Belgians, especially in the Flemish part of that country.
    By the way, most Europeans, even in some countries were that dish is also called "french fries" in local language and even including the French(!), consider french fries to be of Belgian origin. And not only the Dutch and Scandanavians mix ketchup with mayo, many Germans do the same. There is even a special German name for it, it's called "Pommes Rot-Weiss".

    I prefer to eat my french fries with curryketchup. (Strangely enough, curryketchup is a German invention, although curry certainly is anything but German.) I also like boiled eggs with so called german caviar, that's a cheap German ersatz-caviar made of the artificially colored roe of lumpsuckers.

    And then there is one dessert from my childhood. I grew up in East Germany and the cafeterias at East German schools and kindergardens did offer one dessert that's certainly a little bit odd, especially for people from English speaking countries... That dessert is "Apfelmus mit Vanillesoße", or in English: apple sauce with vanilla sauce! Yes, seriously: sauce with sauce! I still like that dessert, but I eat it only very seldom.

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  17. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I know that you're right. Maybe someday I'll work up the nerve to try it. Part of it is that I don't eat a lot of mayo anyway (it's part of this whole low-fat thing that I do) and so the idea of dipping something that's been deep-fried into something else that made mostly of oil just kinda gives me a little bit of a icky feeling.

    Another example; one of the waifs eats deep fried pork rinds. WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG!!!!! That just can't be good, can it?

    As for rhubarb, I've seen it but I've never eaten it. It's not that I'm actively avoiding rhubarb you see, it's just a matter of opportunity. At the moment I don't feel like there's a hole in my life that might be filled by rhubarb. Maybe you could tell me something about how it tastes.
  18. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Rhubarb is very delicious. Kind of tart so it's usually sweetened. Rhubarb and strawberry pie is a favorite of mine.

    When I was growing up we lived on a farm. There was asparagus and rhubarb planted along the south side of the property line when we moved in. That first spring we were looking forward to eating lots of asparagus and rhubarb over the summer. Unfortunately most of the asparagus and rhubarb disappeared before we could get to it. We assumed that the neighbors were "borrowing" it and didn't say anything because we were new to the neighborhood and wanted to be friendly. We just assumed that the previous owner of our property had told them it was okay to take as much as they wanted. The next year the rhubarb and asparagus started disappearing again. One morning my mother noticed a lady going down the property line cutting asparagus and rhubarb. My mother ran out into the field and confronted her. She turned out to be the previous owner of the property that we were currently living on. She informed my mother that she had planted the asparagus and rhubarb and so it was hers. We had better not try to pilfer her asparagus and rhubarb or we would be in big trouble.
  19. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Bill! I just planted ten fruit trees on my microfarm. Apples, peaches, plums, apricots and cherries. Does this mean that if I someday sell my place that I can come back every year and share the harvest?
  20. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    If you sell your place to my mother then past history would seem to indicate yes.

    Although her plan is to die in Utah so if your place isn't in Utah she would never consider buying it.

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