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Old 12-28-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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Oddest Food Combination

Growing up in a family of 3 boys, 1 girl and a single mom, sometimes our food selection was scarce and a lot of times what ever we had didn't go with anything.

But we always had peanut butter. Peanut butter, bread and milk.

In the kitchen at work today, a coworker and I were talking about strange food combinations. I explained what I've said above and mentioned that one "experiment" that worked out well for me was cooked ramen noodles on top of a slice of bread with peanut butter. She thought it the oddest creation she'd ever heard of.

Her contribution was a toasted bagel with salsa on it.

What's the strangest, most non-conventional meal you've tried and loved?

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Old 12-28-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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it's probably not that odd at all, but it's worked for me in my WW quest.
peanut butter sandwich [on ultra high fiber bread] with 2 or 3 slices of bacon.
dr. wishes I ate more protein and the way I make the bacon, with as little floating in the fat as I can do, I think it's that added protein. Oh, and it's Butterball turkey 65% less fat bacon.
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I don't eat very much meat - but I do love bacon! That sounds wonderful with peanut butter!
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:26 PM   #4
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peanut butter and bacon is great!

blues cheese and dark chocolate, believe it or not, very good.
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blues cheese and dark chocolate, believe it or not, very good.

I think I can imagine the blue cheese complimenting the sweetness of chocolate... and they both have a tart or bitter taste that would work together... I might have to try this!

Just curious - how did you stumble across this concoction?
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Aw, umm...I love vanilla ice cream with crushed up potato chips. I also like beer and M&Ms. Yep, I'm a little strange. I'm sure there are other combinations I am not remembering at the moment, but these were the first that came to mind.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:07 AM   #7
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This isn't that odd, but its the only thing I could think of.

for specials sometime I run a pan seared duck breast with a banana foster and jalapeno sauce.

basicly a gastrique made with bananas, sugar, vinegar, butter, rum, and jalapenos, served over a crispy medium rare duck breast.
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I think I can imagine the blue cheese complimenting the sweetness of chocolate... and they both have a tart or bitter taste that would work together... I might have to try this!

Just curious - how did you stumble across this concoction?

Comes from a classic French preparation, like a now popular molten center cake, and is perhaps the BEST way to eat chocolate I have ever encountered. Got turned on to it while living in Holland, then had the best gateaux in England(where there IS AWESOME FOOD too).

I have adapted a blue cheese cheese cake, with port poached pears, and accented with just a couple of really nice, dark chocolate truffles on the side. Was a hit after some convincing.

Smokey Blues are a wonderful truffle, available to purchase online, and makes a great intro into the combo.
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I am having trouble with this. Peanut butter and bacon sandwiches are one of the loves of my culinary life. If you have never tried one I am sorry.

But then again peanut butter goes well with so many things.

One combination I would never have thought of though is a chicken liver omelet.

It is not for the cholesterol shy but it works - I had one in a diner one time. It was outrageous.

It contained I would guess about a half pound of livers, but little else. And the livers were whole.

Thinking about it, I would probably have quartered the livers, added caramelized onions, also some onions that were just barely sweated, and crumbled bacon bits.

On top either a savory tomato sauce or perhaps a sweet sauce, perhaps one made out of apricot jam.

Just thinking our loud. Think it might work - at least for me.
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I tend not to remember all of the strange food combinations I have ever had. There has been a few! The most recent concoction was bacon topped with baked beans and canned shrimp covered in parmesan and cooked until the parmesan had melted. (The bacon was par-coooked first of all.) Very tasty and very little fat as the bacon was zapped and had most of the fat removed.

When I was a kid, one of my preferred snacks was to get a milk chocolate wheaten biscuit, spread cream cheese over it and top with a dob of Vegemite.

In Australia, we get little sweets called Raspberries - they are just jelly a bit like a jube without the sugar coating. Anyway, I think they go very well with green cocktail onions.
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