What are the strangest food combinations you’ve ever eaten? Are they among your favorite foods? Could you imagine eating them together? We’ve compiled a list of ten of the best strange and delicious food combinations out there, and we think you’ll be surprised by some of these unlikely pairings. Try them with your next meal! You might just find yourself eating chocolate-covered bananas and peanut butter-topped steak! And if you try all ten, be sure to let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!
1) Spaghetti and chocolate sauce
You might be wondering what the heck is going on with this combination. It sounds strange, but it’s actually delicious. When you cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling water, add a little bit of salt and oil to the water as well. Bring the water to a boil again before adding your spaghetti noodles. Cook them for about 10 minutes until they are al dente (cooked but still slightly chewy). Once your spaghetti is cooked, drain it into a colander so that they don’t overcook while waiting to be mixed with the sauce. Mix the drained noodles with your favorite tomato-based pasta sauce (or meat sauce).
2) Grilled cheese and ketchup
Have you ever eaten a grilled cheese sandwich with ketchup? If not, it’s definitely worth a try! This is one of the strangest combinations that actually tastes really good. The bread becomes crispy on the outside and warm on the inside, while the ketchup gives it a sweet flavor. It’s also easy to make, so if you are trying to come up with a quick breakfast idea, this is it!
3) Peanut butter and mayonnaise
There are some combinations that sound like they just can’t be good, but in reality they’re actually delicious. One of those is peanut butter and mayonnaise. The first time I tried this combo, I was surprised by how good it tasted. It’s a little salty from the mayo, a little sweet from the PB, and has a creamy texture all at once. Plus it’s super easy to make. Just smear some mayo on your bread (or use an entire jar), then spread some peanut butter on top of that. Done!
4) Apple pie and cheddar cheese
The combinations of sweet apple pie with the tangy cheese is a match made in heaven. The cheddar cheese complements the sweetness of the apples and prevents the dessert from being too sugary. It gives it a nice creaminess as well. The best part is that they complement each other so well that you can’t even taste them separately! If you like desserts, but don’t like the extreme sweetness that most have, this might be for you.
5) Potato chips and ice cream
When you’re looking for something a little bit different, this is the perfect combo. It sounds like it would be way too heavy or overly sweet but it’s actually really delicious. All you need to do is take some vanilla ice cream (or whatever flavor you prefer) and place some potato chips on top of it. The saltiness of the chips balances out the sweetness of the ice cream so it’s not too intense. It may seem weird at first, but don’t knock it ’til you try it! There are many other unusual food combinations that people have come up with over time that can also make for an exciting eating experience.
6) Chocolate cake and mashed potatoes
It’s a good idea to mix up the flavors of your food, but this might be one of the strangest combinations you’ve ever heard of. Chocolate cake isn’t usually seen with mashed potatoes, but it’s actually quite delicious. The cake can be made from scratch or out of a box for convenience. Either way, it should be cooked in the oven until its top is firm. Meanwhile, boil about 3 cups (720 mL) of sliced potatoes for about 20 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat and mash the potatoes with a fork or potato masher. Add salt and pepper to taste (be generous). Spread the mashed potatoes on top of the cake while it is still warm.
7) Sushi and french fries
French fries are a staple in the American diet, but have you ever tried eating them with sushi? Some people might think it’s strange, but if you’re looking for an interesting combination of flavors that is also delicious, give this dish a try. It may sound weird at first, but all the salt from the french fries balances out the sweetness from the sushi. Plus, there’s something special about dipping your fries in soy sauce.
8) Pancakes and sausage
Pancakes are a classic breakfast food, but you can mix it up by cooking some sausage alongside them. The salty flavor of the sausage will add a new dimension to your pancakes, which is perfect if you’re looking for something different on Saturday morning.
Start by frying up the sausage in a pan until it’s browned on both sides. Drain off any excess fat and set the cooked sausages aside while you work on your batter. In a bowl or measuring cup, whisk together some milk (or water), flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract (optional), eggs, butter and blueberries. Mix until everything is well combined then pour into a hot greased pan with 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.