I have a couple of strange food combinations that sometimes really wig people out. Apparently these aren’t as strange as I once thought, there are thousands of people who do it all the time. But, let’s explore my weirdness awhile.
My favorite ‘strange’ food combination is a banana and mayonnaise sandwich. You may shudder in revulsion, but the tang of the mayo with the subtle sweet of the banana makes for just about the perfect flavor combination. It’s as simple to make as a PBJ, just spread some mayo on toasted (I like it toasted) bread, slice and layer a whole banana, close, and eat. I’ve eaten these for as long as I can remember, because of my mother. I have since learned that it is very southern, which explains why she and her side of the family ate these sorts of things. I have even eaten a banana alone with a bit of mayo deposited on each bite. Sure, it’s not as healthy as just a banana, but it’s really damn tasty. If you’re feeling gutsy, give it a try.
Another favorite is fries dipped in frosty or I’ll stuff fries in and eat a spoonful of frosty at the same time. Whatever the method, this is another one of those savory-sweet combinations that I love. The chocolate is complimented by the salt of the fries, and the creaminess and potato are long-time friends. Apparently, Wendy’s did a study about this and found that 28% of adults do this or know someone who does. It’s just about the only thing I eat when I go to Wendy’s. OH, and it’s only with the chocolate variety, for me.
This is the one combination I couldn’t find a picture for, which really surprises me. My sister and I started doing this when we watched the film Chocolat and salivated over chocolate sauce being drizzled over slices of roasted turkey like a gravy. Of course, at the time, we didn’t even consider that, perhaps, the chocolate sauce was a savory matter and not just melted dark chocolate–which is precisely what she and I did. It was, despite this, truly amazing to eat. Every year at Thanksgiving, she and I make up some scrumptious dark chocolate sauce like the one pictured above and enjoy it with our meat, giving thanks the whole time with plenty of ‘mm’s.
Those are the major players that I can think of, right about now. What about you? Any food skeletons in your closet?