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charliecompany34's avatar

Do you commit food sins?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7770 points ) April 29th, 2009

do people get aggravated with you when you put ketchup on a bratwurst? do you have to add sugar to your chili or spaghetti? how about dousing your eggs in hot sauce?

when you commit these certain practices, do the food police frown down on you? do you care?

what sin do you commit with well-prepared food that should be enjoyed a certain way?

chili over mashed potatoes? a sin or a geographic delicacy? what makes your weird combo of food and condiments so tasty to you? why?

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chyna's avatar

I put ketchup on eggs which usually gets a few comments. But try it, it’s tastey.

benjaminlevi's avatar

I dip french fries into milkshakes. Others do not like me doing this.

charliecompany34's avatar

@chyna i’ve done that before, but actually hot sauce—no, tabasco is phenomenal on eggs. they frown, but i eat and enjoy!

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

I put skilttles in my coffee once when I was out of sugar. Bad idea.

asmonet's avatar

Actually, all the ones you mentioned are pretty common. I used to put ketchup on white rice as a kid. I have no idea why, I thought it tasted gross long before I stopped.

Sometimes, I eat bagels with cottage cheese instead of cream.

Besides that I’m pretty normal. Except I eat like a Butterton.

charliecompany34's avatar

@benjaminlevi must agree, fries and salt go great with milkshakes. great combo is mcdonalds fries and vanilla milkshake.

sort of like candy corn and peanuts.

Facade's avatar

I don’t think I do anything weird with my food. although I’ll dip my fries and/or cheeseburger into my frosty if I’m at Wendy’s

El_Cadejo's avatar

I cringe every time i see someone put ketchup on their steak.

@charliecompany34 next time you make scrambled eggs mix in some franks red hot with them. Now that is phenomenal.

charliecompany34's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater but yes, very resourceful i must say. you must be a camper or a former scout. i’d try it.

benjaminlevi's avatar

@charliecompany34 I do that with McDonald’s vanilla shakes… but the local hamburger place makes much better shakes so I go there.

charliecompany34's avatar

@uberbatman ketchup on steak IS A MAJOR SIN! who would do such a thing? a grilled ribeye and ketchup? STONE THEM!

Judi's avatar

My biggest food sin is mass quantities! The only way I keep my weight down is my restricting my mass quantities to fruits and vegetables.

3or4monsters's avatar

This question is making me very hungry.

Tortilla chips dipped in cottage cheese. WHAT.

Fyrius's avatar

I like sandwiches with peanut butter plus chocolate sprinkles or pieces of banana.
My parents think I’m crazy.

charliecompany34's avatar

@3or4monsters cottage cheese? oh yeah, i’m arresting you. the judge will understand though, i guess.

cak's avatar

Doritos and cottage cheese It’s gets some funky looks, but a few people have converted to my evil ways.

Steak and ketchup???? Blech!

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I enjoy black pepper sprinkled onto ketchup and mustard for dipping fries into even though I’ve read it’s crude to to mess much with the condiments.

asmonet's avatar

@3or4monsters: Actually, that’s kind of delicious. I forgot about that one. Cottage Cheese and a bunch of chips taste great.

3or4monsters's avatar

I also make tuna salad with cottage cheese and tuna and chives, instead of using mayo. Screw mayo. Mayo is dumb…

….unless you spread it on the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich before throwing it into the pan. It’s delicious and I suggest you all try it, with a really sharp cheddar and muenster mix. :)

chyna's avatar

I pour worstershire sause on rice, but that’s probably pretty common.

asmonet's avatar

@3or4monsters: You’re a delicious culinary freak.

I have all the stuff needed for that sandwich. I will try it.

casheroo's avatar

I love to mix peanut butter and syrup. Fucking delicious. I call it fly food, because it’s so sweet.

charliecompany34's avatar

@casheroo uh, i can taste that combo. i feel ya. (fly on the wall)

benjaminlevi's avatar

Oh, and pita bread dipped in grape koolaid is awesome
it has to be really strong koolaid and a certain kind of pita bread

charliecompany34's avatar

in chicago, you better go to your car or a stall at a ballpark or porta-potty at the taste of chicago if you just have to put ketchup on your hot dog.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

I can’t seem to think of anything. My eating habits are pretty white-bread.

Lupin's avatar

Sometimes I’ll crack a raw egg over a bowl of rice and have that for breakfast.
It reminds me of eating breakfast at the company cafeteria in Fujisawa, 20 years ago.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

@Lupin

As an egg-hater and rice-lover, that is almost so gross I can’t fathom what it must be like. And I can fathom just about anything.

Likeradar's avatar

I dip my pizza crusts in milk. Delish, but apparently socially unacceptable.
Maple syrup makes home-fries even better. Waiters give me weird looks.

Lupin's avatar

@Dansedescygnes I had just taken an assignment working in a more rural Japanese auto factory. As I was sliding my tray down the cafeteria line hands would come out from behind the glass and put a plop of various (scary to me) foods on my tray. I had a bowl of rice on the plate and felt – ok, I can at least eat that. I got near the end of the line and a hand came out and cracked an egg onto the rice before I knew what was happening. I almost cried. There was natto on my plate that made my stomach flip.
But now I like all kinds of food and can eat anything. Anything!

MissAusten's avatar

I’m a food saint. Most of the above suggestions make me dry heave. Although I do love a PB and banana sandwich, or PB and honey…mmmmmm!

My husband dips his french fries in mayo. He dips almost everything in mayo, and the kids think they should be able to do the same thing. Sometimes if it’s really quiet at the dinner table I can hear their little arteries clogging. I have two kids who like ketchup on their eggs, which I can’t bring myself to try.

Oh, I do like chili served over spaghetti. :)

sdeutsch's avatar

@Fyrius My dad used to make me PB and chocolate chip sandwiches all the time – he packed them in my lunch to take to school every day!

It’s not me specifically, but Pittsburghers like to put fries on their salads and sandwiches (we put the cole slaw on the sandwich too – it’s delicious!) People from out of town tend to regard it as a culinary sin, but I can’t live without my all-in-one sammiches!

sdeutsch's avatar

@MissAusten Chili over angel hair is heavenly!

charliecompany34's avatar

@MissAusten i have heard of that combo. are you from the east? i know of white BBQ sauce in the carolinas.

MissAusten's avatar

@charliecompany34 I grew up in the midwest, but it was my mother in law here in CT that first introduced me to spaghetti with chili. I like to put some chopped onions, sour cream, and cheddar cheese on top! Like @sdeutsch said, it is heavenly!

casheroo's avatar

@Likeradar I like my home fries in ketchup and syrup together! Love it.

aviona's avatar

Ketchup with my artichokes.

I hate mayonnaise. Dunno started when I was young. Don’t know why I didn’t just use melted butter…

cak's avatar

@charliecompany34 – I’m in NC, I’ve heard and tasted one that is a mustard based BBQ sauce, but white? I have to google that one!

chyna's avatar

We eat slaw on our hotdogs and BBQ sandwiches here. I think it is just a southern thing though.

cak's avatar

@chyna – yum…slaw on the BBQ!

charliecompany34's avatar

@chyna i know the slaw thang! great accompaniment! they dont do that here in the midwest. slaw is always on the side or forgotten side dish that looks pretty on the table.

KatawaGrey's avatar

When I was younger, since I didn’t know how to cook really, I would combine anything I could. My favorite is a raisin bagel with peanut butter dipped in hot chocolate. Soooooo good.

I also dip cookies in anything, not just milk. Milanos with lemonade are heavenly!

charliecompany34's avatar

@KatawaGrey i must agree, raisin bagel with peanut putter is really good. you threw me on the chocolate part, but i’m sure it works for you.

sjmc1989's avatar

I will dip Captain Waffers in 1000 Island as a snack.
And i eat chocolate with my chicken noodle soup

charliecompany34's avatar

sorry, butter.

charliecompany34's avatar

@sjmc1989 whoa. i’m not getting that combo. how did that come about? choc and chicken noodle soup?

sjmc1989's avatar

Seriously try the captain waffers (only captain waffers no other kind trust me!) and Ken’s 1000 Island it is soo good I think I started it when I would go to salad bars. Dont knock it till you try it. And chocolate and soup is a great sweet salty combo dont ask how I started that because I have no idea I’ve been doing that for a long time.

Nimis's avatar

I like to stick a few Nacho Doritos in my bagels with cream cheese.

@Lupin I miss the fresh fish for breakfast. But not the raw egg over rice. It’s not the fact that it’s raw that grosses me out. It’s how it foams up when you stir it. Ughs.

3or4monsters's avatar

@KatawaGrey I dip cookies in everything too! :) chocolate chip and coffee, and gingersnap or molassas in steamed cider.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@3or4monsters: Gingersnaps in steamed cider sounds awesome!

kenmc's avatar

I eat most anything with ketchup (corn, mashed potatoes, and yes… even steak.)

One thing I like to do is take a precooked left-over potato, cut it up and throw in some chopped velveeta. Put that into a bowl and microwave it. Once the ‘cheese’ is melted, put in healthy quantities of ketchup and sour cream. Stir until pink. FUCKING AWESOMELY DELICIOUS!

3or4monsters's avatar

@Boots, if i ever see you eating steak with ketchup, I’m slapping you with your steak.

kenmc's avatar

@3or4monsters God told me too. So blame him (or her).

sdeutsch's avatar

Biggest food sin I’ve ever encountered: A friend of mine loves blueberry bagels with jalapeno cream cheese. She gave me half of her bagel once – it being 7am, I mistook it for chive cream cheese, not jalapeno – never making THAT mistake again…

Darwin's avatar

What is wrong with ketchup on eggs? Or hot sauce on eggs? Or both at the same time? I live in Texas and a lot of us do that everyday. I have to have ketchup on my scrambled eggs, and my favorite middle of the night sandwich is fried egg (or poached) with American cheese, Tabasco sauce and garlic butter on toasted sour dough bread.

I also love sweet pickle relish on my grilled cheese sandwiches, Worcestershire sauce and melted sharp cheddar on my tater tots (it is best when they are onion tater tots), and Ritz crackers with buttermilk.

My dad loves bananas and mayonnaise, and bananas and Jack cheese.

All of my family loves peanut butter and mayo sandwiches with really crisp iceberg lettuce.

My brother loves gingersnaps with buttermilk.

My sister loves Tofu Pups (shudder)

skfinkel's avatar

Funny, when I saw food sins, what I thought you were talking about was eating too much or too little. Like not treating your body as the magnificent machine that it is.

aidje's avatar

I occasionally make a salad involving tuna, mayo, and peas—three things that I hate in any other context. My housemate also hates these three things, but does not agree that they are redeemed in this context. He will barely speak to me whenever I am making or eating this dish, and he always refers to it as “the abomination.”

rooeytoo's avatar

First time I saw this I though it was weird, now I love it and it’s good for me because I don’t eat as many fries this way. Anyhow it is a fry sandwich, fries on butter bread, mmmmmm I might run up to the take away and get some right now!

Lupin's avatar

@Nimis It’s clear you know what i’m talking about. The natto, raw egg mustart, soy sauce combo whipped with chopsticks into a sticky foam was really tough for me. But there was no way I could admit that. It’s a guy thing. i just ate it and after a while liked it.
The yakizakana (fish) at breakfast is truly delicious! I miss it.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@charliecompany34 I just got the wrong MRE that day is all. xD

cyndyh's avatar

I have peanut butter on my pancakes every time I have them. If we’re on a road trip and stop for breakfast at a diner that doesn’t have peanut butter then I just won’t order the pancakes. It’s just missing and wrong without it. After more than 14 years together, this still makes my husband laugh and look on in amazement every time.

But he still stuns me when he has a burger with “the works”. To him this includes beet root (when he can get it), bacon, cheese, grilled onions, and a fried egg in the burger. We’ve had waitresses ask if he wants the paramedics called before she puts the order in or if they should “charge up the paddles now”. I’m always amazed that anyone can ever be that hungry. He does manage to finish it, but usually doesn’t have the fries with it. Because, what? That would be too much? :^>

Lupin's avatar

Hey @NaturalMineralWater,
If you liked the condiments in that MRE, they proudly came from a factory not too far from here.
If you didn’t like them, they came from China.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@Lupin The MRE’s are nothing like they used to be. Nowadays they are rather tasty. Just not an advisable long term diet. =D

Lupin's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater I agree. Try to limit the intake to a few years.
I sure enjoy playing with old trioxane.

rooeytoo's avatar

@cyndyh – sounds like an aussie burger with the “lot.” I’ve been here 11 years now and it’s still too much for me, vegimite too, yukkkkkkkk!

jonsblond's avatar

I love ketchup on scrambled eggs. I like to melt cheese on top of the eggs then smother it with ketchup. I also like to dip cinnamon rolls into my coffee. Extreme, I know!~ It’s a Saturday morning ritual for me.

I’ve heard that peanut butter on a hamburger is very tasty but I haven’t tried that one yet.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@Lupin Without further explanation that sounds very creepy indeed.

sdeutsch's avatar

@jonsblond Cinnamon rolls dunked in coffee? The only sinful thing about that is how yummy it is!

jonsblond's avatar

@sdeutsch I know. I’m not very adventurous when it comes to food. My mother hated how picky I was and cursed me with “Wait until you have children of your own.”. I now have two very picky eaters. My son will only eat chicken, hot dogs, cereal and ice cream!

mcbealer's avatar

everytime I order my fave toppings from Papa John’s:
pineapples, mushrooms, black olives

benjaminlevi's avatar

@charliecompany34 Try it, its delicious.

And peanut butter and chocolate chip sandwiches (only works with super processed peanut butter and white bread) or BP an fluff.

or noodles with peanut butter sauce (it has to the the natural kind that separates out into peanut butter an oil an you mix it with soy sauce) and lots of vegetables. It sounds gross but its a legit recipe.

sdeutsch's avatar

@benjaminlevi I beg to differ – I like my PB & chocolate chip sandwiches on oatmeal bread, with all-natural peanut butter (Smucker’s is my favorite). But then, my parents never let me have white bread or Jif when I was growing up, so I guess it all depends what you’re used to… =)

elijah's avatar

Fresh out the garden green beans dipped in chocolate pudding.

cyndyh's avatar

@rooeytoo : Yep, he grew up in Canberra. It’s the first thing he wants when he visits. On vegimite, he says people either love it or hate it. His sister loves it and he hates it. :^>

wundayatta's avatar

Once I ordered a Shiraz to accompany poached scrod. The waiter nearly lifted me out of my seat and threw me out the door. I didn’t make that mistake again! (Didn’t leave him much tip, either—the customer is always right, even when he’s wrong).

MissAusten's avatar

My mother in law likes to eat raw ground beef. I feel sick just typing that.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Scrambled eggs with rice and ketchup. My wife’s family did that growing up. I first went “blech!!!” But I converted. It’s not eggs sardou, or anything like that, but it’s a warm, filling breakfast.

I also like cottage cheese (with lots of pepper) on crackers, to enhance the flavor of any beer; toasted bagel with bacon, cream cheese, onion and tomato.

sdeutsch's avatar

@elijah That sounds amazing! I never would have thought to mix chocolate and veggies, but now I want to try…

benjaminlevi's avatar

@sdeutsch My parents only ever bought wheat bread and natural peanut butter and thats what I prefer my sandwiches to be, but the chocolate chips go best with the artificiality of the white bread/ processed peanut butter

Sloane2024's avatar

I always eat my salt and vinegar chips with a little bit of sugar on them.
I looooove my oreos in peanut butter.
This isn’t at all unusual in my part of the country, but chocolate gravy smothering homemade biscuits topped with two pats of whipped butter is the most decadent breakfast in the universe and quite unfamiliar to anyone not from northern Mississippi.

sjmc1989's avatar

@Sloane2024 Im from NC and the place I grew up a lot of people fixed chocolated gravy for breakfast. They even had it at a few of the small family owned diners there too delicious!!

Sloane2024's avatar

@sjmc1989 WOW!!!! That’s AWESOME!!! I’ve never heard of anyone other than people in my region of MS who even know what chocolate gravy and biscuits are, much less been to a restaurant that serves this southern delicacy. That’s amazing… :D

YARNLADY's avatar

@MissAusten Steak Tartare (raw ground meat)is a delicacy in many cultures

My worst food sin is putting fruit in everything. I put either orange slices, cherries, grapes, or various kinds of berries in just about everything I cook.

MissAusten's avatar

@YARNLADY , Stead Tartare I can almost understand. It’s along the same lines as sushi, in my mind. But ground beef is so much more likely to be contaminated by e. coli. Every time I see my mother in law take a nibble or two of raw hamburger, I can’t help but think of the tests we ran on that stuff in college bacteriology lab. Makes me shudder. And she even admits that she’s gotten sick from it a few times!

azusenal's avatar

WHAT’S A FOOD SIN?

YARNLADY's avatar

@azusenal A food sin is when someone goes against the commonly accepted “rules” of food preparation.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

@Sloane2024 @sjmc1989 I’venever heard of chocolate gravy. When I was in New Orleans, I came across a chocolate roux, but that was to describe the color, not the flavor.

Any recipes for chocolate gravy?

azusenal's avatar

thanks yarnlady!

azusenal's avatar

I commit food sins on a daily basis. I usually douse my foods in hot sauce. I also eat french fries dipped in vanilla milkshake! It’s soooo good!!! I don’t really care if people get mad; it’s my preference and that’s the way I like it!

benjaminlevi's avatar

@azusenal I do the french fry/vanilla milkshake thing too. People always look at me funny when I do it.

Darwin's avatar

@Yetanotheruser – One could argue that mole is a form of chocolate gravy, in that one essential ingredient is bitter or unsweetened chocolate. Here are some recipes for that.

OTOH here are some recipes for the Southern style chocolate gravy.

YARNLADY's avatar

@Darwin thanks for the links

Yetanotheruser's avatar

@Darwin yeah, thanks! I’ve done the mole myself before, but I’m going to try the chocolate gravy.

CaseyWVU10's avatar

Ranch on everything…eggs, steak, pizza, fries, chicken, the list goes on and on

Fred931's avatar

If I cooked my own food, I would probably add Sazon Goya to everything in huge amounts. Otherwise, i’m not that bad. My siblings, though, they will put ketchup on anything, including steak. One of them also eats nothing but those freeze-dried banana chips.

Kardamom's avatar

They make these burgers (meat or veggie) at this diner in my city that has lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion (just like normal) but then they add peanut butter and mayonaise. It is ridiculously good.

I also like to dip my eggs over hard into the syrup that is on the same plate with my pancakes.

And I love broccoli on pizza. That’s not reallly too weird, but most non-vegetarians are scared of it. Try it, you’ll like it.

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