"Straight out of the Can" -- What do you eat this way?
Encouraged by buttertart, I thought it would be interesting to see what others sometimes eat "straight from the can" (or jar) -- without heating, or adding to....
Pork and Beans
Asparagus (yes, I know, some people despise it).
Tuna packed in olive oil
Pickled Beets (though that's no stretch).
Stewed Tomatoes (must have the craving, though).
Mr. Alka will eat Libby's corned beef straight out of the can.
How about you?
anchovies, herring, kimchi - anytime
whipped cream - during Catherine Zeta-Jones movies
Cheez Whiz - during Judge Judy
Pears packed in water or juice (no syrup)
and my favorite, refried beans of any kind. Just hand me a spoon.
I don't use cans often at all, and don't care for much in the way of canned meats/foods/vegetables.
That being said,
Canned asparagus -- drain and eat right out of the can or on buttered toast (for some reason I love the salty taste and nearly pudding-like texture of canned asparagus).
Canned chunk pineapple -- for some reason never had it as a kid except for "dessert" at the Chinese restaurant. Nowadays I'll pick up a can on a whim and eat it in one sitting, piece by piece...
this is not to say that i don't like the fresh real thing, but i too like the taste of canned asparagus, along with green beans, hearts of palm, non-marinated artichoke hearts, and carrots... something about the texture. lightly drizzled with Bragg's amino acids... where do i turn in my Chow badge...
I've been struggling, trying to think of something i eat from the can, and i've settled on chickpeas, and summercrisp corn from delmonte. And, on occasion, asparagus for crudite platters