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Sanky Panky
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(02-01-2012, 04:58 AM)
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I don't know what it is, but I've always loved combining sweet and salty foods/drinks. So much so, that I've considered opening up a restaurant where featured items are two or three courses of sweet to salty dishes. The KEY is to taste the sweet first, then throw in the salty bite AFTER.

Does anybody else do this? Any good combinations out there? Anybody willing to experiment?

My go-to combinations are always:

A BITE OF THIS DRENCHED IN SYRUP



FOLLOWED BY A BITE OF THIS



A recent discovery for me also has been a sip or two of this



followed by a bite of kielbasa




What say you gaf? I can't be alone in this.
Divvy
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(02-01-2012, 04:59 AM)
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Ground black pepper and strawberries is a delicious combination.

Also chiles and chocolate.
blame space
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(02-01-2012, 05:01 AM)
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(02-01-2012, 05:03 AM)
Chicken and waffles.



Chocolate covered salted potato chips.



Chocolate and bacon.



I could go on...
Replicant
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(02-01-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Also, caramel ice cream with sea salt pieces. Peanut butter ice cream with chocolate bite.
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entrement
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(02-01-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Chocolate covered pretzel. Dee bes, mayne.
Leunam
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(02-01-2012, 05:04 AM)
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In before the oh so revolutionary fries dipped in a frosty.

As for actual contribution, mayo mixed with sriracha. Maybe a little sesame seed oil mixed in. Not sure what it was my girlfriend added to it beyond the first two ingredients.
bucknuticus
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(02-01-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Strawberry ice cream and balsamic vinegar.
forrest
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(02-01-2012, 05:07 AM)
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Sea salt and caramel is a big combo I'm seeing in many places now. Ice cream in particular.
Sanky Panky
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(02-01-2012, 05:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by bucknuticus

Strawberry ice cream and balsamic vinegar.

Woah. Do you just splash it on top?
commedieu
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(02-01-2012, 05:09 AM)
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Popcorn + Raisinettes or Milkduds makes a pretty slick combo.

Err...

Raisinettes and THEN popcorn..
HappyBivouac
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(02-01-2012, 05:09 AM)
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peanut butter jelly hotdog, instead of the normal boring condiments
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Heel
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(02-01-2012, 05:10 AM)
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Pretzels in ice cream.
jchap
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(02-01-2012, 05:10 AM)
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There is an entire episode of good eats devoted to the importance of salt in sweet foods.

My favorite examples is miso-maple glazed bacon
HappyBivouac
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(02-01-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Leunam

In before the oh so revolutionary fries dipped in a frosty

omg i like do this all the time!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!
I know I'm soooooo weird and quirky and zany lol <3<3<3

click "like" if ur weird like me lol
Leunam
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(02-01-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by bucknuticus

Strawberry ice cream and balsamic vinegar.

I've had this with strawberries but not ice cream. Definitely curious, though.
triplestation
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(02-01-2012, 05:12 AM)
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aparisi2274
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(02-01-2012, 05:12 AM)
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Bacon chocolate chip cookies.
Sanky Panky
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(02-01-2012, 05:15 AM)
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In light of fries and frosty, I just remembered the glory of COOKOUT strawberry milkshake followed by hushpuppies.
Razgriz-Specter
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(02-01-2012, 05:18 AM)
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for the younger people.
take

put on a few slices of

now top it with

be sure to crunch the chips some and finish with a pinch of black pepper.

a gourmet sandwich with a nice texture.
bucknuticus
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(02-01-2012, 05:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sanky Panky

Woah. Do you just splash it on top?

Yeah, just like you would with chocolate syrup, just make sure you have the good stuff though.

Originally Posted by Leunam

I've had this with strawberries but not ice cream. Definitely curious, though.

I've tried it with vanilla as well, good, but strawberry ice cream (the real stuff with chunks of strawberries in it) is still the best.
hey_it's_that_dog
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(02-01-2012, 05:20 AM)
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I recently had sweet potato fries with maple syrup for dipping instead of ketchup and holy shit it was the right thing to do.
Sklorenz
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(02-01-2012, 05:20 AM)
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Chocolate covered bacon
Menelaus
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(02-01-2012, 05:21 AM)
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Not so stealth fat-GAF thread.
SpeedingUptoStop
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(02-01-2012, 05:22 AM)
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Potato chips and ice cream as a snack will make me fat and probably die in my older years but dammit, I'm gonna ENJOY IT.
quinntendopower
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(02-01-2012, 05:22 AM)
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i take the bottom of a bag of triscuits. the sandy mess at the bottom. just dump that in orange gatorade.

you'll most likely get the diarrhea, but hey, it's not bad.
RatskyWatsky
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(02-01-2012, 05:23 AM)
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Sea Salt Ice Cream, mang.
Razgriz-Specter
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(02-01-2012, 05:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by quinntendopower

i take the bottom of a bag of triscuits. the sandy mess at the bottom. just dump that in orange gatorade.

you'll most likely get the diarrhea, but hey, it's not bad.

oh my god lol
Freakinchair
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(02-01-2012, 05:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by quinntendopower

i take the bottom of a bag of triscuits. the sandy mess at the bottom. just dump that in orange gatorade.

you'll most likely get the diarrhea, but hey, it's not bad.

hahaha this is the most disgusting thing I've ever heard of.
RatskyWatsky
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(02-01-2012, 05:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by quinntendopower

i take the bottom of a bag of triscuits. the sandy mess at the bottom. just dump that in orange gatorade.

you'll most likely get the diarrhea, but hey, it's not bad.

Lol, wtf?
StalkerUKCG
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(02-01-2012, 05:30 AM)
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I NEED SOME BACON NOW. MY BODY NEEDS IT

Salt is fantastic in alot of things you wouldnt think. Just start adding it to things and watch your life change. and your heart condition and weight
beat
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(02-01-2012, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by jchap

There is an entire episode of good eats devoted to the importance of salt in sweet foods.

My favorite examples is miso-maple glazed bacon

Yeah, I think miso and sweets (caramels, for instance) go well together. Or at least shiro miso and sweet do.

I put bacon in an apple pie I made once, but the reception was mixed at best. I think that's partly because I served it cold and that pie needed to be served hot. If anyone else wants to try, here's my thoughts: use regular bacon, not dry-cured, because you want bacon shrinkage here, and you also want thin slices, not thick. I cut them into 4" lengths, cooked them over med-low heat till quite cripsy, then patted dry on paper towels before adding to the raw pie for baking.

Originally Posted by bucknuticus

Strawberry ice cream and balsamic vinegar.

Balsamic vinegar goes well with vanilla ice cream too. Just remember, you want a decently syrupy balsamic. You can achieve this either by buying one* or reducing the watery (but decent tasting) supermarket balsamic to about 1/2 to 1/3 its original volume. To reduce balsamic vinegar, just consider how much you'll start with and how much you want to have at the end. Measure that final volume out in water, put that in your skillet, and now you'll know how much X mL of reduced balsamic vinegar looks like in your pan. Dump the water in the sink, then put the vinegar in the pan and reduce it over medium to low heat until you reach the desired volume.

* Bistro Blends, say. Much more affordable than a true 25 year balsamic from Italy. I'm sure there are other good brands too. But don't buy "balsamic glazes" that are thickened with cornstarch or other thickeners.
Last edited by beat; 02-01-2012 at 05:38 AM.
Harry Potter
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(02-01-2012, 05:31 AM)
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salt on watermelon
filler
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(02-01-2012, 05:32 AM)
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Maple syrup bacon.
blame space
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(02-01-2012, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by quinntendopower

i take the bottom of a bag of triscuits. the sandy mess at the bottom. just dump that in orange gatorade.

you'll most likely get the diarrhea, but hey, it's not bad.

this is a good post
tuna on toast
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(02-01-2012, 05:34 AM)
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Coke and popcorn.
Jangocube
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(02-01-2012, 05:44 AM)
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Sausage Biscuit with cheese and Jalapeno Chips.
Snaggletooth
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(02-01-2012, 05:49 AM)
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White bread Sandwich with Peanut Butter, Corn Chips and Salsa.
Jesus Carbomb
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(02-01-2012, 05:56 AM)
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I have a favorite way of eating hotdogs that may seem kinda weird.

Hotdog on a bun + Smuckers Raspberry Jam + sauteed white onion + pickled chili peppers

I don't eat hotdogs often, but when I do that's usually how I make it. That sweet, salty, and spicy combo is awesome.
BladeoftheImmortal
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(02-01-2012, 06:01 AM)
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bacon and peanut butter...elvis was right.
Sanky Panky
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(02-01-2012, 06:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Harry Potter

salt on watermelon

Reminded me of cantaloupe and proscioutto

HappyBivouac
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(02-01-2012, 06:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jesus Carbomb

I have a favorite way of eating hotdogs that may seem kinda weird.

Hotdog on a bun + Smuckers Raspberry Jam + sauteed white onion + pickled chili peppers

I don't eat hotdogs often, but when I do that's usually how I make it. That sweet, salty, and spicy combo is awesome.

Add a bit of peanut butter to that sucker. That would be perfection.
richiek
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(02-01-2012, 06:16 AM)
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I love dipping potato chips in pickle juice.
filler
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(02-01-2012, 06:18 AM)
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So I was just enjoying myself a slice of delicious pumpkin pie and I had an epiphany, "This might go well with some bacon." Unfortunately I have no bacon in my apartment right now, but I must try this.
Black-Wind
(02-01-2012, 06:23 AM)
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A bite of jerked chicken followed by rousted almonds.
beat
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(02-01-2012, 06:24 AM)
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Huy Fong (also makes the most popular sriracha in America) makes a 'chili garlic' sauce. Mix about equal volumes of that and regular sugar for a sweet chili garlic sauce that's terrific with chicken.
Kevtones
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(02-01-2012, 06:24 AM)
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Had to look for an image but this shit is GODLY.


Harry Potter
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(02-01-2012, 06:28 AM)
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And not exactly salty & sweet but papaya and feta is delicious.
Lamel
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(02-01-2012, 06:28 AM)
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Salt + Pomegranate.

Salt + Orange.
PantherLotus
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(02-01-2012, 06:34 AM)
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ONE OF THESE:



PLUS THIS:



(push a little hole into the center of the peanut butter)

then, ADD THIS:



top with one of these:



Finally, close the peanutbutter-tabasco-cheese-cracker sandwich with another one of these:


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