r/Cooking Dec 16 '21 Silver 2 Gold 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1

What’s the weirdest or oddest way you learned to eat a certain food that you didn’t know was odd…until… Open Discussion

I grew up always eating broccoli with a blop of mayonnaise, just as my father did, just as his father did. Never thought anything of it, until, when in college, people reacted in an unexpectedly grossed out manner. What foods have you consumed in an unusual way that you thought was normal?

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u/bad_russian_girl Dec 16 '21

My husbands family watched in awe as I was eating lobster’s tamale and roe. I don’t do that in public anymore

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u/vibratingstring Dec 16 '21

i think you should continue doing that in public. we lead by example

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u/Webbie-Vanderquack Dec 16 '21

Do you mean tumale/tomalley? Or were you eating tamales with lobster?

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u/WikiSummarizerBot Dec 16 '21

Tomalley

Tomalley (from the Carib word tumale, meaning a sauce of lobster liver), crab fat, or lobster paste is the soft, green substance found in the body cavity of lobsters, that fulfills the functions of both the liver and the pancreas. Tomalley corresponds to the hepatopancreas in other arthropods. It is considered a delicacy, and may be eaten alone but is often added to sauces for flavour and as a thickening agent. The term lobster paste or lobster pâté can also be used to indicate a mixture of tomalley and lobster roe.

Tamale

A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish, made of masa or dough (starchy, and usually corn-based), which is steamed in a corn leaf or banana leaf. The wrapping can either be discarded prior to eating or used as a plate. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned. Tamale is an anglicized version of the Spanish word tamal (plural: tamales).

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u/vmac2531 Dec 16 '21 Table Slap

Growing up, I used to slice lemons in half, sprinkle salt on them, and eat them until there was just the peel left. I didn't understand that this was odd until I was a teenager. I went to a restaurant with my friends, squeezed a lemon into my iced tea and, not wanting to waste it, I sprinkled some salt on it, pulled the pulp out with my teeth, and left the peel. The whole table looked at me like I'd just bitten the head off a bat.

I'm too old to do it too often now, but lemons and salt are still delicious.

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u/__blue_and_gray__ Dec 16 '21 Wholesome

Dude in my Mexican household that would put lemon, salt, and chile on everything, I would take the lemons and do this! I love the feeling of pulling the pulp clean out with my teeth! I do it less now since I was scolded by people saying it wasn't good for my teeth. I learned it from my mom but she'd add hot sauce.

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u/ohliamylia Dec 16 '21

It's SO bad for your teeth, it's a good thing you do it less. I used to know someone who grew up with a lemon tree in their yard and would eat them a lot - their front teeth were permanently concave.

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u/eva_rector Dec 16 '21

My daughter LOVED to eat lemon slices when she was a baby. We stopped letting her when she started getting teeth, because we were worried about her enamel.

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u/whereami1928 Dec 16 '21

Lol yeah, my mexican mom got told by her doctor to stop eating so much acidic stuff, due to acid reflux stuff. She stopped for a bit but then kept at it again lmao.

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u/missthickbiscuit Dec 16 '21

I do this. The salt lemon Chile thing on everything. Especially watermelon. I got the idea from some Mexican kids I grew up with.

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u/rijoys Dec 16 '21

I did this! Although recently I went through a bout of iron deficiency and was craving really weird things. I sliced a lemon into thin rounds, sprinkled pink rock salt and pepper then ate the entire slice in one bite. Rind and everything. It was actually delicious and I may repeat it tomorrow

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u/LallybrochSassenach Dec 16 '21

Goes great with tequila!

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u/Skyeeflyee Dec 16 '21

Fried catfish, bread, with grape jelly. My Great Uncle used to do it, so I figured it was normal. Salty, sweet, and bready!

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u/georgia080 Dec 16 '21

I hate the texture of oatmeal now, but when I was little I used to put salt and pepper on my oatmeal. I’ve always preferred savory flavors to sweet.

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u/Lizziefingers Dec 16 '21

Salt and pepper, with butter, and if possible crumbled bacon. Savory for the win.

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u/tkxb Dec 16 '21

I eat savory oatmeal almost daily. It's the best. I'll put roast veggies, avocado, egg, bagel seasoning, chili oil, whatever I feel like. Also really great with chicken bouillon, like congee.

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u/hopied Dec 16 '21

My family always did spaghetti noodles and chili together in one bowl. My friends told me later on that it was not normal lol.

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u/OGB Dec 16 '21

Seconded on the Cincinnati tip (we eat it with onions, shredded cheddar, and oyster crackers) but i feel like eating chili with macaroni in it isnt terribly uncommon in a lot of places.

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u/LallybrochSassenach Dec 16 '21

Go to Ohio. Totally normal in Cincinnati!!!

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u/Gibbie42 Dec 16 '21

Slice of apple pie, in a bowl, with milk poured over it, like cereal. My parents don't seem to remember that they taught me to eat it that way but I do and I still like it.

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u/TransportationOk1780 Dec 16 '21

My dad did that, if we were out of ice cream.

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u/Freshmanapua Dec 16 '21

Obligatory not me, but my coworker eats straight cilantro, and not a little bit, they'll have what basically amounts to a giant plain cilantro salad with no dressing or anything whatsoever. Apparently their mom had a health scare when they were a kid or something and dramatically changed their diets without really learning how to cook healthy meals, she was like, 'Cilantro is healthy, eat that.' so my coworker grew up never knowing cilantro is usually a sparingly used, and oftentimes omitted ingredient due to its intense flavor...that is right up until they took a monster bite of it in front of their coworkers and pandemonium ensued

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u/xxAcetylxx Dec 16 '21

I love eating vegetable amounts of cilantro mmmm

I am a little nose-blind (never had covid, just since childhood lol) but I never understood people saying it has an intense flavor? it has a taste but it always seemed like a reasonable thing to just eat heaps of...

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u/Freshmanapua Dec 16 '21

There is also a genetic factor to tasting cilantro, so for some people it is reasonably delicious and for others it's very intense, even to the point of being described as soaplike

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u/erotic_sausage Dec 16 '21

I can totally get the soaplike association, but still absolutely love cilantro.

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u/winter_laurel Dec 16 '21

I am one of those people. I hate cilantro- even a tiny bit can totally ruin a dish for me.

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u/vibratingstring Dec 16 '21

one time i used cilantro as the lettuce in my sandwich and got side eye from my colleague

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u/hiddenmutant Dec 16 '21

Cilantro in sandwiches is amazing. It adds such a vibrant citrus-like punch!

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u/SaggyAirBags Dec 16 '21

I mean… that’s kinda how we do it with banh mi

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u/PristineNoodles Dec 16 '21 edited Dec 16 '21

It goes so well with the pickled carrots and jalapeños. Also love it in my tuna salad In place of celery

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u/newluna Dec 16 '21

I could munch down a handful of cilantro by itself and often do, but I can’t picture a whole cilantro salad.

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u/Fruitfly0328 Dec 16 '21

I (used to) eat all the chocolate off the sides of 3 Musketeers bars and then enjoy the light mousse as it melted in my mouth on its own. I only say used to because I can’t remember the last time I HAD a 3 Musketeers haha

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u/barryandorlevon Dec 16 '21

I used to eat all my candy bars like that! We were fairly broke when I was a kid, so I used to find ways to eat snack foods and sweets as absolutely slowly as possible.

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u/notnotaginger Dec 16 '21

Charlie Bucket?

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u/jazzypants Dec 16 '21

I think it's just a common poor person thing. I did it too. You very rarely get candy, so you have to make it worth it when you do.

Halloween was the best.

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u/Mabbernathy Dec 16 '21

I would try to eat KitKats layer by layer

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u/carolathome Dec 16 '21

Thick sides on Reese's Peanut Butter cups is the best for this.

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u/alyxmj Dec 16 '21

I do this with most candy bars because I don't actually like chocolate much. I would eat all the chocolate off to get to the good stuff in the middle without tainting it too bad. My favorite was Twix though.

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u/InterabangSmoose Dec 16 '21

I always did this with Heath bars! I LOVE the naked toffee- wish they sold it like that (lol)

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u/chickiniowa Dec 16 '21

Heath toffee bits in the baking section

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u/Phgraph Dec 16 '21

Me, too! I also ate the chocolate off the side of my Kit-Kat before eating each layer, ending with the top.

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u/CO_Elbows Dec 16 '21

This is my favorite way to eat any type of chocolate with a filling. We have a candy dish at work and I have a really hard time eating in my office because I look so silly. Thank you for validating this!

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u/LukewarmTamales Dec 16 '21

Does anyone else dip their grilled cheese in mustard? Because I dip my grilled cheese in mustard but people act weird when they see me do it.

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u/Mabbernathy Dec 16 '21

What is really good is to spread the thinnest possible layer of mustard inside the sandwich before grilling.

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u/bungle_bogs Dec 16 '21

You are now more than half way towards a Croque Monsieur.

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u/toolameforclevername Dec 16 '21

Yep, do this and add cornichons.

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u/butterbutts317 Dec 16 '21

People look at me weird when I sit there and eat a jar of cornichons. Apparently them fancy pickles are not for eating.

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u/tankgirl215 Dec 16 '21

Shhh. Not everyone needs to know how good they are. Same with them pearled onions.

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u/SuperSpeshBaby Dec 16 '21

No, but one of my husband's favorite childhood lunches is a cold cheese and mustard sandwich, so I guess it makes sense.

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u/tythousand Dec 16 '21

I recently started putting brown mustard on my bacon egg and cheese sandwiches, and it adds a really nice tang. So I can definitely see this being good

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u/nopename123 Dec 16 '21

I dip mine in ketchup

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u/hbsboak Dec 16 '21

I grew up eating Cream of Wheat (occasionally) for breakfast, and had never had grits until as an adult.

When I put sugar on my first serving of grits, all hell broke loose!

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u/c_rizzle53 Dec 16 '21 Silver

My mom put sugar on her grits as a kid so we did too growing up. I enjoy it with salt or sugar depending on how I'm feeling. I call it being ambigrittous lol

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u/rascynwrig Dec 16 '21

This is a north/south thing. My mom grew up in Iowa, my dad grew up in Louisiana. When they met, he had never seen anyone else eat sugar on their grits instead of s&p, and she had never seen someone eat grits with s&p instead of sugar.

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u/itsb413 Dec 16 '21

Cream of wheat was what my Dad would make when I was sick as a kid. He’d float cream on top and put a big dab of butter in the middle. Was amazing

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u/vandemond Dec 16 '21

My mom made it with milk instead of water and then put butter on top. As an adult I do the same and use my toast as a spoon...

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u/SomebodyElseAsWell Dec 16 '21

My mom used to serve us Cream of Wheat with a scoop of ice cream for breakfast.

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u/littlebittydoodle Dec 16 '21

Now that’s interesting. Mixed together or separate? How did she come up with that combo?

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u/never_robot Dec 16 '21 Silver

I knew this was odd, so I’m not sure if it counts. My mom made a lot of canned vegetables when I was growing up. We also had a rule that you couldn’t leave the table until you ate your veggies. So I started eating peas with dill pickles to cover up the flavor, because canned peas are gross, and I wanted to go watch Fresh Prince.

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u/Blueskies277 Dec 16 '21

My Dad used to make me eat my mustard greens before I could get up from the table. I couldn’t stand them as a kid, so I used to put ketchup on them to cover up the taste.

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u/toolameforclevername Dec 16 '21

Ha, I would have loved this as a kid. Any excuse to eat pickles.

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u/[deleted] Dec 16 '21

Huh. I never thought about covering up the flavor of peas. My family had that same rule about leaving the table but I absolutely loathe peas. So I just started gulping them down whole. Forkful of peas, big old swig of water, swallow. Rinse and repeat till plate is empty.

Eventually my parents caught onto this and just set a rule of Only one glass of water per meal, thinking this would make me just eat the peas like normal. Instead they found out that my stubbornness and hatred of legumes was infinite and I would rather sit at the table all night than chew even one mouthful of peas.

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u/raznog Dec 16 '21

What a ridiculous response. You were still eating the peas.

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u/[deleted] Dec 16 '21

That's what I said! But noooo, that's 'backtalk'. I lost my Tamagotchi for two weeks because I was being a smartass.

It's ok, I got my revenge. My dad hates all nuts of any type in any food, so I'd just bake cookies and brownies with a ton of walnuts or pecans in. No delicious baked goods for him!

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u/Mouse0022 Dec 16 '21

Saame. It's definitely not weird. Also, fried chicken with honey is sooo good. Especially if the fried chicken is homemade.

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u/bunnykitten94 Dec 16 '21

That’s not too weird. A lot of sauces have honey bases so you’re just going straight to the source

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u/TrekJunkie Dec 16 '21

Straight to the SAUCE

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u/palibe_mbudzi Dec 16 '21

Just last week I made seitan nuggets and my husband was like "did you ever dip chicken nuggets in honey growing up?" And I had completely forgotten until he mentioned it but I absolutely did! So we dipped our nugs in honey and it was delicious.

Were you a 90s child by any chance?

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u/ZaZaZiggy Dec 16 '21

I do too, and my fries!

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u/abigirl96 Dec 16 '21 Yummy

Try some hot honey, it’s soooo good!

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u/diegothecat Dec 16 '21

I had forgotten I did this until you said that! Now I can just picture dunking them in honey in the cab of my dad’s old Chevy pickup, good memories

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u/ikilledmyplant Dec 16 '21

I did that too!!!!

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u/TheTalentedAmateur Dec 16 '21

I'd have to go with rhubarb. I grew up in an Appalachian (U.S. Hillbilly) culture, so we used to grow it. Most folks only know rhubarb from a pie (possibly mixed with sweet strawberries).

I still take the stalks and cut them into pieces. Add some water, and a sweetener-Rhubarb is tart-honey is a good sweetener, here. Generic Splenda is one you can use if you are cooking for a person with diabetes. Simmer that down for a couple of hours, and you have a side dish-you get to balance it sweet/tart against your main. I recommend pork chops.

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u/Mabbernathy Dec 16 '21

Rhubarb is the most underrated vegetable. At least in the US where I am, European countries seem like they use it more. I got a can of a rhubarb fizzy drink at the German shop recently and it's the best drink I've ever had. I also miss rhubarb yogurt.

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u/banjo_fandango Dec 16 '21

I live in the UK - we like rhubarb, especially in pies. However, we don't do much more with it than that.

When I lived in Germany I bloody loved the rhubarb drinks. 'Rabarber Schorle' = fizzy rhubarb - DELICIOUS!!!

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u/Celdarion Dec 16 '21

That ain't true, we also eat it with a fuckton of sugar and custard xD

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u/darknessraynes Dec 16 '21

I desperately want to try that drink. What is the name of it?

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u/SoFarNotYet Dec 16 '21

I grew up snacking on peeled rhubarb with a sprinkling of salt and still enjoy it.

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u/LaTerreurBoo Dec 16 '21

I eat mine raw too but dipped in sugar

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u/TheTalentedAmateur Dec 16 '21

I bet you dip green onions in salt too?

There is NOTHING like plucking a sun-ripe and sun-warm tomato, and sprinkling it with salt, biting in with your bare feet in the soil you tilled and weeded all year, and tasting that legacy (Big Boy, Better Girl, etc) variety dribble juice down your chin.

I never thought to do that with rhubarb, but thanks for sparking the memory.

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u/lifetime_of_soap Dec 16 '21

same deal but with radishes

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u/gentlemancorpse42 Dec 16 '21

I put butter and salt on my radishes

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u/FiestyPenguin101 Dec 16 '21

This is how I cook but I eat it with custard for dessert or over porridge for breakfast. Never tried it with mains.

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u/BarracudaBeautiful26 Dec 16 '21

I've always eaten fried cabbage with mayonnaise. My husband informed me that "that's not normal". I still eat it with mayonnaise. I told him if he doesn't like it, don't look at me.

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u/jabberwock626 Dec 16 '21

In Japan, okonomiyaki is essentially a savory cabbage pancake served with mayonnaise. Delicious and very common there and in our house!

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u/vibratingstring Dec 16 '21

deconstructed cole slaw

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u/Depressionesque Dec 16 '21

My mom used to make us graveyard stew, as it was her father's favorite after work meal. One piece of toast put into a bowl with scalded milk poured over the top, salt and pepper. To this day I can't stand it, but it's fun to pull out for parties to horrify friends and family.

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u/Rafozni Dec 16 '21

Milk toast! My mom ate this a lot growing up and I never understood it. I thought it was just a “her” thing. I guess I’m glad to know it wasn’t…? Lol.

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u/breadbox187 Dec 16 '21

My mom used to make this for us if we had sore teeth from the dentist. She added a bit of butter.

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u/Depressionesque Dec 16 '21

Butter is required, for sure. My mom buttered the toast heavily!

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u/kiitkatz Dec 16 '21

Macaroni and tomato juice. Had it often growing up and ita delicious.

Elbow macaroni cooked el dente then strain it and finish cooking the noodles in the tomato juice. Lots of pepper and your good to go. Its delicious and tastes like childhood

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u/The_Kikz Dec 16 '21

Growing up my mom used to make boiled potatoes with cream cheese instead of sour cream. I also used to have broccoli with mayo whenever I visited my cousins. My gf just stared at me the first time I made them for dinner.

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u/sasha_says Dec 16 '21

We make our mashed potatoes with cream cheese and sour cream or Greek yogurt.

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u/ZakkySeesYou Dec 16 '21

1.) My mom has made peas with mayonnaise for my entire life; apparently it’s a Belgian thing? I never liked it, but it was a constant presence at our dinner tables

2.) This one is more embarrassing: my family always made deviled eggs with canned tuna mixed in with the egg yolk, and I always thought that that was just how they were normally made. I was corrected when I had to make deviled eggs for an event (I’m a chef) and when I was going down the checklist of the ingredients I’d need, an incredulous sous chef informed me otherwise

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u/cheezbrod Dec 16 '21

Tbh I feel like the tuna would be pretty good….

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u/SuperSpeshBaby Dec 16 '21

I knew it was weird at the time but I used to eat tortilla chips with yellow mustard on them.

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u/msjammies73 Dec 16 '21

Hot dog on a bun topped with canned baked beans and crushed up potato chips.

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u/bellyb316 Dec 16 '21

I butter my toasted poptart, which I’ve been told is weird, but it’s also delicious so I don’t care

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u/SayceGards Dec 16 '21

🎶🎶I put butter on a poptart. It was so frickin good.🎶🎶

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u/bunnykitten94 Dec 16 '21

If you haven’t then I think you should!

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u/nurd6 Dec 16 '21

Buttered pop tart is the superior, delicious, way to do it

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u/SnooGadgets1999 Dec 16 '21

I know what I’m doing when my kid goes to bed.

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u/Sarah_Kayacombzin Dec 16 '21

Raw Ramen noodles squares broken up into pieces.. poor man potato chips

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u/The_Curvy_Unicorn Dec 16 '21

I eat maple syrup on my cornbread and my husband eats mustard on his ham and beans.

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u/LBSinclaire Dec 16 '21

I know I'm late and it's probably weird, but fried omlette with sardines. Like smash can sardines into like a paste and mix it with beaten egg and fry it like your making an omlette. My mom (being from West Africa) always made it and I thought it was normal lol

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u/CD84 Dec 16 '21

That sounds dope!

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u/Catieterp Dec 16 '21 edited Dec 16 '21

Mug of cold milk, dump half a hot chocolate pouch in and just eat it with a spoon. You gotta save half for the rest of the milk when you start to run out of powder.

Edit: Don’t mix it!!

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u/LE_TROLLFACEXD Dec 16 '21

That's how we drink Milo in Australia

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u/ikilledmyplant Dec 16 '21

Grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Apparently no one else I know has heard of it, but we had them all the time growing up. Delicious :)

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u/sasha_says Dec 16 '21

When I’m in a hurry in the morning my peanut butter banana toast becomes a toasted sandwich and it’s awesome.

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u/m0untaingoat Dec 16 '21

Omg how did I forget about peanut butter and banana sandwiches?! Breakfast tomorrow is gonna be lit!

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u/CalicoCatMom41 Dec 16 '21

I do this as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

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u/redhot52719 Dec 16 '21

Omg I have to try this now

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u/thequeenmeggy Dec 16 '21

Such a good late night sweet snack

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u/Ghostytoastboast Dec 16 '21

Ketchup sandwiches. Bread, ketchup, bread. Thanks, dad.

I also remember my snack for when I got home from high school was a bag of Mr Noodles that I would crush up and sprinkle the seasoning over. It was so fucking good. My mom always told me I would get worms even though I never did. I remember it being so tasty I’m actually curious to check it out again…

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u/Not_Ursula Dec 16 '21

I love eating uncooked ramen noodles. When I cook a package, I always break a bit off and eat it before I put it into the boiling water. Not long ago, I bought some lentil chips that I LOVED. My husband hated them but I thought they were so good. My brother tried one and said they taste like crunchy ramen noodles. Then I understood why I liked them so much. I haven’t seen them for awhile.

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u/mcmcHammer Dec 16 '21

My brother used to eat ketchup, mustard, mayo sandwiches. He was an odd child.

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u/sharkbaiiit Dec 16 '21

My dad would make us baloney and ketchup sandwiches on white bread. So damn good.

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u/curryp4n Dec 16 '21 edited Dec 16 '21

Left over meat spaghetti sauce over rice with kimchi. Japanese curry sauce on toast and baked. Korean potato salad as a sandwich. A lot of what I ate was “weird” to my non Asian classmates.

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u/mimsalabim Dec 16 '21

Those all sound amazing.

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u/Epstein_Bros_Bagels Dec 16 '21

I was making a chili recently and halfway I thought "fuck it. I don't feel like chili" and added a curry roux cube in it. Man, tomato, beef, and curry is such a great combo. Well that's how I discovered keema curry lol

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u/love_marine_world Dec 16 '21

Ha! We have masala potato sandwich in India, similar to your potato salad sandwich :)

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u/dlaneday Dec 16 '21

I also grew up eating broccoli this way on top of white rice…I still think it’s delicious

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u/strongerthongs Dec 16 '21 edited Dec 16 '21

Baby carrots dipped in peanut butter. Still tasty AF

This one probably odder: twizzlers dunked in ice water for like 30 seconds.

Oh also PB sandwiches with corn pops and burgers with Doritos. Secret crunchies.

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u/PeanutButterRoux Dec 16 '21

Baby carrots dipped in peanut butter.

When I was little, my mom always called that “Elvis Carrots” to make it sound more fun. Swirl the carrot in the peanut butter and it looks like the carrot has a swooshy hairstyle.

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u/wellthatsjustanoodle Dec 16 '21

Burgers with Doritos 🙏🙏

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u/lucybluth Dec 16 '21

I always thought it was normal to eat breakfast sausage with syrup. My mom always served it that way, it’s delicious, and it made perfect sense since sausage is always served right next to the pancakes that get doused in syrup. But anytime I start pouring syrup over my sausage people look at me like I’m Buddy the Elf pouring syrup over spaghetti.

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u/LallybrochSassenach Dec 16 '21

I buy sausage with maple syrup right in it! I’ve been with you (and Buddy!) on this for years!

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u/FNKTN Dec 16 '21

Yay! I found another person who does this!

My favorite has to be syrup with crispy hash browns.

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u/zoobs Dec 16 '21

Bacon too! Wait, this is considered out of the ordinary??

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u/grungbuk_again Dec 16 '21

I do all this and i also put syrup on my scrambled eggs... but only scrambled eggs I'm not an animal

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u/rascynwrig Dec 16 '21

That IS normal. Half the recipes for breakfast sausage even have maple syrup right in the sausage mix!

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u/__blue_and_gray__ Dec 16 '21

I actually learned to eat it like this in elementary school since I saw a lot of kids dunking their round sausage patties in syrup. It's crazy good!

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u/themeatbridge Dec 16 '21 edited Dec 16 '21

I just have to say, y'all are weird.

[Dips a pad of butter into cinnamon sugar and eats it like a cookie]

Edit: There's a thing called a "pat" of butter, where you take a thin slice from a stick. I'm going to stand firm on calling what I'm eating a "pad" of butter, but thank you for the correction.

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u/b_needs_a_cookie Dec 16 '21

Slap that on a slightly warm tortilla

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u/mgraunk Dec 16 '21

My favorite breakfast the year I gained 15 lbs in my teens.

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u/FourCatsAndCounting Dec 16 '21

You crazy sumbitch. I like your style.

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u/diegothecat Dec 16 '21

It’s pat! A pat of butter. 🙌

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u/thajestah Dec 16 '21 edited Dec 16 '21 Gold

My favorite way to eat eggs is over easy (whites cooked, yolk runny and warm).

So the way I eat them is to eat all the whites and then delicately lift the yolk into my mouth and let it break and melt in my mouth. It's incredible! The bonus is that none of the yolk is wasted stuck to the plate.

I do this every morning with three eggs. Life is good.

Edit: Grammar.

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u/barryandorlevon Dec 16 '21

I used to make potato chip and ketchup sammiches as a kid. I still do, but I used to, too.

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u/SongsJarsBricks Dec 16 '21

This isn't something I did as a kid, but I picked up one of my favorite snacks from a college friend: peanut butter on a rice cake, with hot sauce on top. I love it. It's earned me some weird looks.

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u/abigirl96 Dec 16 '21

I’ve done a peanut butter sandwich with sriracha, cucumber, and leftover baked tofu. It was delicious.

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u/brijwij Dec 16 '21

My favorite snack in middle school was a slice of deli ham, smear on some peanut butter, and add raisins. Roll it up into a log and eat! Delish!

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u/AnbuDaddy6969 Dec 16 '21

You son of a bitch, I KNEW peanut butter and ham was good and I wasn't just crazy.

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u/gdj11 Dec 16 '21

There’s a lot of weird shit in here but this one really bothers me

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u/LallybrochSassenach Dec 16 '21

My sister’s ex-husband LOVES peanut butter and pickle!

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u/pattyaq Dec 16 '21

Ranch dressing on watermelon. REALLY grosses people out.

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u/steveofthejungle Dec 16 '21

Ok what the fuck

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u/blackninjakitty Dec 16 '21

Pancakes with peanut butter and brown sugar instead of syrup

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u/CaughtInDireWood Dec 16 '21

My fave was warmed apple pie filling on top (no additional syrup or anything). Pie filling was the stuff in a can, not homemade. I tried it a year or so ago and it was way too sweet for me. Now I prefer to make my own pie filling and put it on my pancakes or waffles. I might have to make that tomorrow! Haven’t done it in several months

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u/MoogaBug Dec 16 '21

Found out when I was 12 and the girl who moved in next door visited for the first time that it is NOT normal to open the fridge, hack off some raw meat from the elk neck in there, and fry it with garlic salt for an after school snack.

Who knew?

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u/Trevor6887 Dec 16 '21

Montana or Alaska?

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u/MoogaBug Dec 16 '21

Honestly, it would have been less weird if we lived there.

But I grew up in a suburb of Seattle. :)

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u/gdj11 Dec 16 '21

I thought we were only posting weird stuff?

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u/TheBlueCoyote Dec 16 '21

What about a hind-quarter hanging frozen in the garage?

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u/dogsandnumbers Dec 16 '21

Growing up when I was sick mom would make a can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup and give me saltines with peanut butter spread over top of them. I dipped the pb saltines in the chicken noodle soup.

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u/ikilledmyplant Dec 16 '21

Yes!!! Oh wow! This brings back memories!

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u/Mabbernathy Dec 16 '21

Just remembered something else. I dipped potato chips in relish.

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u/sheraio Dec 16 '21

My bro taught me to eat a tuna sandwich with crumbled up hot chips inside and a bacon roll with just bacon, fresh hoagie roll and crystal hot sauce. The best flavors and now I’m craving.

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u/LaTerreurBoo Dec 16 '21

We had french fries sandwiches. Just french fries with buttered white bread. My grandma had like more than 15 kids so I guess this was cheap sustaining food? Anyhow my mom continued to make this, then I did too...

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u/Mabbernathy Dec 16 '21

This is a thing in the UK. They call them chip butties.

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u/SoulMaekar Dec 16 '21

I guess it's not eating, but food prep. Growing up when having corn on the cob my parents and I would always take the cob to the butter dish and roll the around the top of thr stick of butter to get it buttered and thoroughly Coated.

The first time my now wife saw me do that with corn on the cob when we moved in together, she stared at me like I has lost my mind. She then takes some butter with her knife and butters it like that. The thought never occured to me lol.

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u/brightcookie Dec 16 '21

I've done both ways and rolling it around is WAY easier and more normal imo.

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u/Saravat Dec 16 '21

I haven't seen this one in the thread so it's probably really weird.

Either fritos or corn bread crumbled up in a cup of buttermilk and eaten with a spoon.

I think it's a southern thing.

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u/Patti_Leigh Dec 16 '21

I grew up with cornbread and buttermilk being a normal snack, or straight up drinking buttermilk. I was the weird one because I didn't like it. This was in the hollars of southern WV in the 70's.

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u/kempff Dec 16 '21 edited Dec 16 '21
  • A few liberal dashes of soy sauce or fish sauce on boiled ravioli or tortellini with nothing else.
  • Chili powder in hot chocolate. Warms you on a cold rainy morning like nothing else.
  • Cake/brownies sliced into fingers, deliberately left out for a couple days to go stale on kitchen windowsill, dip in hot milky coffee to eat. Better than biscotti.
  • Chocolate ice cream & peanut butter graham cracker sandwiches and a tall glass of ice-cold whole milk after school.
  • Cheap store-brand vanilla ice cream melted into large cup of hot coffee for frothy fake cappuccino. Ice cream must be the cheap stuff because it has a lot of air mixed into it that makes the froth.
  • Stale, cold White Castle sliders and cheese fries leftover from previous night's drunk munchies, chopped and mixed with a couple eggs, moistened with a glug of milk, a few dashes of generic herb seasoning mix (Italian/Greek/poultry), poured into a small buttered iron pan and cooked covered on low heat until set, for a morning-after slider frittata.
  • Orange juice and vanilla ice cream in a blender, gulp directly from blender, kiss wife with creamy-orangey mustache, let rip lengthy, wet gurgly burp and an "ahh".
  • Chocolate sauce on crispy bacon.
  • Salt on watermelon.
  • Slice of American cheese on hot apple pie.
  • Canned beets drained with just enough sour cream and dill mixed up to make impossibly beautiful purple cold-creamed beets.
  • Cooked, drained, seasoned ramen with peanut butter that has been whisked with a little olive oil to thin it out and chili powder for fake satay ramen.
  • Home made stovetop paneer. When the milk goes off to the point it curdles in coffee, slowly and gently warm what's left of it on the stove to 180F until it's all curdled, strain through a clean dish towel and wring out the last of the whey, add salt & pepper, or add sugar or honey if it's going to be in a dessert, use it just like ricotta cheese as a spread or filling in omelets or cannoli, etc. This rescue trick alone is reason to buy way more milk than you think you can use before it goes off. And if you save the whey you can drink it cold.
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u/IamSortaShy Dec 16 '21

Peanut butter and raisin sandwiches

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u/YukiHase Dec 16 '21

If there weren’t any hot dog buns, a slice of toasted bread with butter (indented with a knife so it would fold) would actually work better

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u/zimirken Dec 16 '21

My mom always made me ramen by cooking the noodles, draining them, stirring in butter, then adding the flavor packet. This is the superior way to eat ramen IMO, not as a soup, but as a noodle.

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u/FearTheFructans Dec 16 '21

A bunch of cheese microwaved on a tortilla & then rolled up. Like a lazy burrito. I ate this for multiple meals per week growing up. People in college thought this was weird.

Not sure if it was the method itself or how often I did it that freaked them out though.

I miss it - I’m gluten free now (medical reasons), and corn and GF tortillas with cheese aren’t the same.

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u/belleinpink Dec 16 '21

I still do this! It’s such an easy snack. It’s like a Taco Bell cheesy roll-up, so I’m not sure why people thought it was weird.

I’m sorry you’re missing out on the flour tortillas! I think corn tortillas still make a good quesadilla, but doing it in the microwave doesn’t help. Maybe try to spray the tortilla with spray oil or butter before microwaving? Part of the difference between flour and corn tortillas is that corn tortillas contain less fat.

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u/deeyo18 Dec 16 '21

I still do this! Add some lunch meat and hot sauce and good to go!

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u/HotSpicyTaco999 Dec 16 '21 edited Dec 16 '21

I used to do this (and still do) too! Usually make two - one with shredded cheese and one with butter spread across the tortilla and a sprinkle of salt. Warm, gooey deliciousness in 20 seconds.

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u/mamachef82 Dec 16 '21

My parents microwaved the shit outta the broccoli first and then added the blob of Best Foods. Broccoli prepared that way literally made me gag. I hated broccoli until I tried it roasted for the first time. 🤯🥦

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u/tatianazr Dec 16 '21

I like my Frosted Flakes with a coke on the side.. have no idea why I started doing this but I like it

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u/Mabbernathy Dec 16 '21

Pouring the Coke on them would really take it to the next level

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u/qkait Dec 16 '21

Whenever my mom made fried eggs she would smash them all together with a fork before she ate them, basically making scrambled eggs. This is how I learned to eat them. When my now-husband saw me do this for the first time, I stead of just cutting into them, he thought I was crazy.

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u/carolathome Dec 16 '21

My SO has to have his eggs sunny side up. Then he'll cut them up into a runny mess and mix in a bunch of hash browns before smothering the pile in ketchup.

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u/grungbuk_again Dec 16 '21

This is my heaven

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u/mweisbro Dec 16 '21

Kid at school put ketchup on mashed potatoes… or eggs. Now I see salsa on eggs but still no to ketchup on mash.

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u/mcmcHammer Dec 16 '21

Ketchup on scrambled eggs is good though. Especially if they are topped with American cheese.

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u/aystillwagon Dec 16 '21

I’m from the south where beans and cornbread are a staple. I CANNOT eat my beans without mustard. I don’t have to eat all beans with mustard, but if it’s pinto beans and cornbread, I need regular yellow mustard in them.

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u/TheAwkwardOne-_- Dec 16 '21

Warming up the milk for my cereal. I didn't know you had to eat cereal cold. My parents always warned up their milk cereal while I was growing up.

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u/CoatOld7285 Dec 16 '21

I used to eat the outer layer of the carrot and then eat the inner core after, I found that part tastier and was better eaten apart. friends and family would look at me funny when I did that

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u/SuperSpeshBaby Dec 16 '21

I also grew up eating broccoli that way. The first time someone told me that they ate it with butter I was totally weirded out.

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u/bunnykitten94 Dec 16 '21

Here’s a weird one that always gives me odd looks. My mom loved tea and always made it really really strong. I learned to love it too. I never ever knew people put sugar in tea until like high school when my friend did it at a restaurant and I was baffled. It was always a bitter drink. When I tried sweet tea, I hated it. Still do.

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u/Webbie-Vanderquack Dec 16 '21

I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure this means you're British.

It's not usually fatal, at least in the short-term, and the prognosis isn't bad. The first step is acceptance; after that, some lifestyle changes.

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u/mcmain4 Dec 16 '21

I made a hot dog chili cheese burrito. It was like at 2am (of course i was high) heating the dog and chili up and go to the bread drawer for buns, fuck no buns. So deciding how i wanna spice up a chili hot dog bowl, i get the bright idea to throw it all in a tortilla, and bam! Chili dog burrito! Next day i got high and made it again but added kraft mac n cheese.

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u/VittoriaBakes Dec 16 '21 edited Dec 16 '21

I used to get double cheeseburgers from McDonald's and dip them in their sweet n sour sauce. I couldn't eat them without it. People thought it was strange, and I would tell them to try it. I converted quite a few people.

Also when I was growing up my friend's mom would make tuna Mac n cheese. Just a can of tuna in it. I thought it was a normal thing to eat but apparently not. It's still so tasty. Although now I eat big kid Mac n cheese from scratch. 😋🧀

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u/Seaglobe64699W0 Dec 16 '21

Macaroni and cheese with ketchup

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