Let's face it, we all have strange cravings and favorite weird food combinations that we think are absolutely delicious but sound gross to other people. Certain seemingly weird food combinations have been universally found out though, and are spreading for everyone else to try and become more "normal." So open your minds (and your stomachs) as we go through these 8 weird food combinations that are delicious! Come on girls, live a little!
1. Pizza + Ranch Dressing
My personal favorite from this list of weird food combinations is definitely dipping my pizza in ranch dressing. It started out as something I learned in college and has stuck with me up to today. Whether you like bacon, buffalo chicken or broccoli on your pizza, a white, creamy salad dressing will give it just a little bit more flavor. If you haven't heard of or tried this weird food combination yet, you've been missing out!
2. French Fries + Milkshake
Are you someone who loves sweet and salty combinations? Well then this weird food combination is right up your alley! These all-American classic side dishes to burgers and hot dogs can come together for one super delicious treat! It may be weird at first, but after that first dip of your fry in your shake, you will be doing it every time you're out at your favorite diner.
3. Tortilla Chips + Cream Cheese
Here's another delicious combination of salty and sweet. The next time you're out of salsa to dip your tortilla chips in, try dipping them in cream cheese instead! This also works well with Doritos chips! When you think about it, it's not really too weird, as there are tons of dips made with cream cheese that you would normally dip your tortillas in.
4. Eggplant + Honey
I found this idea online one day and had to try it! I'm so glad I did because it was delicious! For this simple dish, peel and slice an eggplant into thin rounds. Place the eggplant slices in an airtight container and pour 2 cups milk over it. Cover and refrigerate over night. In a small pie pan, mix ½ flour with 1 tsp. salt. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, dredge a few slices of eggplant in the flour and tap off the excess. Gently place them in the skillet and pan fry for 2 minutes per side. Remove and place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat with the rest of the eggplant, adding oil to the skillet as needed. Sprinkle the slices with a little more sea salt as they come out of the skillet. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with thyme for a quick and simple eggplant and honey dish!
5. Chili + Mayonnaise
This combination is actually very popular down south but I had personally never heard of it until I wrote this article. Considering that "chili mayonnaise" is a pretty common dipping sauce, I guess this combo makes sense. This combination is the perfect condiment for burgers or topping for french fries! It's especially a good idea if your chili is a little too spicy for your liking as the mayonnaise will sweeten it up.
6. Dark Chocolate + Parmesan Cheese
Whether you believe it or not, these two ingredients have actually been scientifically proven to 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 stuffed with parmesan cheese! Or you can always try making a grilled chocolate and parmesan sandwich in place of your regular plain grilled cheese. Yes, that's seriously a recipe you can find, it's delicious!
7. Melon + Prosciutto
It's strange, but there's something about the sweet juiciness of melon that mixes so wonderfully with the salty pork-taste of the prosciutto. It was started by the Italians but has spread all over as a wonderfully weird summer appetizer. You can also try adding mozzarella to this combination to make it taste even better! Any kind of melon will work, from watermelon to cantaloupe!
8. Balsamic + Strawberries
Strawberries with balsamic vinegar may sound unusual, but the sweet-tart combination is delicious! This combination is even better poured onto vanilla ice cream for an after dinner dessert. Not to mention it's a lot healthier than pouring chocolate sauce over strawberries instead. Try it and you may be surprised by how much you like the sweet and tangy combination!
Realizing these delicious weird food combinations can come in handy when you've run out of certain ingredients in your kitchen. Or they're great to change up things when you find yourself getting bored with your meals. What's your favorite weird food combination that's actually delicious?