When it comes to strange food combinations, people seem very inventive, indeed. But some of them are really worthwhile. So in case you are bored of the classical stuff and need spicing up your life, here they are: 10 strangely enchanting food combinations for your senses!
1. Vanilla ice cream + Balsamic vinegar
When in comes to Italians, anything goes with a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar. And I really mean ANYTHING. So this first combination here was their idea, but one worth dying for. It seems vanilla ice cream, or any other derivation, such as Mc. Sundaes, milkshakes or vanilla frappes are incredibly tasty when combined wit h a bit of balsamic vinegar.
2. Vanilla ice cream+ French fries
There’s just something about this strange combination, which is probably the most common food oddity on the planet. Every youngster ends up dipping the French fries into the vanilla ice cream dessert while eating out with the family. It may be weird at first, but after that first dip of your fry in your ice cream or shake, you will be doing it every time you’re out at your favorite diner.
3. Cayenne pepper + Mango
Cayenne pepper is known to somehow enhance all the fruity aromas. It actually goes well wit every fruit salad, or lemonade. But when you mix it with mango, it’s incredible!
4. Viennese schnitzel + Blueberry jam
Meat and jam definitely have a je ne sais quoi when blended together inside our mouths. We all know the traditional meatballs and jam, but the crunchy Viennese schnitzel dipped in blueberry jam is a match made in Heaven!
5. Caviar + White chocolate flakes
When it comes to this one, you might as well take the white chocolate bar and give it a try, but if you want to seem posh, try them with the flakes. Chocolate and caviar work incredibly well together because they both contain high levels of amines, which contribute to the delicious flavors we find in cooked meat and cheeses. You can definitely find this one in fancy restaurants menus.
6. Peanut butter + Mayo
I wonder if there’s something on this planet that doesn’t mix well with peanut butter. This is definitely not the case when in comes to Mayo. But then again I wonder if there’s something on this planet that doesn’t go well with mayo… Hmmm… so take the 2 probably most delicious foods on this planet and mix them, probably on a nicely toasted piece of bread. I’m already drooling here.
7. Peanut butter + Bacon
Our all time favourite again, the peanut butter, this time mixed with the traditional bacon. You can have it as you like, either fried or raw. They won’t let you down, I promise.
8. Melon + Prosciutto
We also have to thank the Italians for this one. Melon and prosciutto are the best things ever when combined. You should try this recipe out: put the melon inside your blender, than add cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar and salt. Mix them together and add prosciutto slices when you serve the previously obtained mix. It’s de-li-cious!
9. Dark chocolate + Parmesan cheese
These two foods have been tested over and over again and they pair perfectly! Pairing the not so sweet dark chocolate with the nutty, tangy Parmesan cheese is pure genius. There are some dark chocolate bars that are even being sold already stuffed with Parmesan cheese! Another desert that God Himself would find hard to resist!
10. Strawberries + Balsamic vinegar
Yes, balsamic vinegar again! But this time sprinkled on strawberries, as the best replacement for chocolate syrup or sugar or whatever you usually prefer. The sweet-tart combination is absolutely delicious!
So you have some serious tasting to do. In case you don’t find my suggestions too repugnant, give them a chance. They’ve been mind blowing since forever!