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Dad’s Unlikely Combos

August 10, 2014


Bacon and chocolate, caramel and cheddar… Is there an unorthodox food pairing you really enjoy? Share with us the weirdest combo you’re willing to admit that you like — and how you discovered it.

There are two unlikely food combinations that I love, both of them were created by my Dad after my Mom went to work when I was a teenager. Usually I cooked or we ate leftovers from the night before, but occasionally my Dad turned his hand to cooking. He could handle the basics but nothing fancy. The first combo is french salad dressing on scrambled eggs. This occurred late in the month when he had made scrambled eggs for lunch. To our horror when we went to the refrigerator we were out of ketchup! He and I considered ketchup a necessity on eggs. Frantically we searched the pantry. No ketchup there! We couldn’t afford to waste food, so Dad scratched his head and looked around for something else, anything else to put on the eggs. He saw the bottle of french dressing. It had tomatoes in it, close enough! He poured it over a small bit of the eggs. Cautiously we sampled it. It was good! We doused the rest of our eggs and scarfed them down. I’ve tried other dressing flavors over the years. I’ve found that I like blue cheese, ranch, Catalina, russian, and thousand island as well. I’ve also successfully paired eggs with french onion, ranch,  and dill dips for chips!

The second combo is his fried sandwich: two slices of bread, pizza sauce, a slice of bologna, and a slice of Velveeta cheese. Again, it was near the end of the month when money and supplies were short. He wound up throwing together whatever he could find. It sounds disgusting and is very messy, but it tastes great! Spread a large dollop of pizza sauce on one slice of bread, top with cheese, baloney, and second slice of bread. Butter one side of the sandwich, toast until golden brown over medium high heat. Butter second side, flip and toast. Slice in half with a sharp knife and serve.


In response to Daily Prompt: Unlikely Pairing

  1. I like anything salt and sweet combined…

    • emilykarn permalink

      Have you tried sea salt caramels yet? YUM!

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