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Sep 12, 2010 09:21 AM

Food So Wrong, It's Right

Lately, I've seen the Paula Deen Bacon Cheeseburger Sandwiched between Sugar Donuts, and a grilled burger sandwiched between grilled cheese sandwiches. Deep fried, battered mac n cheese also comes to mind. What food can you think of that's so wrong, it's just....right?

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  1. I so posted this to the wrong thread. Apologies, y'all: I don't know how to move it.

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    1. re: mamachef

      When I've done that, I usually use the "report" button so the mods can move it.

    2. Frito Pie

      Chicken fried bacon

      Dessert lasagna with layers of twinkies, donuts, and sheets of puff pastry, all garnished with Hershey's chocolate syrup.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Wow. And your last reminded me of an old recipe from Jane and Michael Stern, for twinkies suspended in Jello-from their "Square Meals" book. I love the imagery of your dessert lasagna; it truly fits the bill of the thread.

        1. re: mamachef

          I've actually made the Dessert Lasagna, which I must admit was actually inspired by Paula Deen's donut "bread" pudding.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            And at what point did you recover from the sugar-coma?

            1. re: mamachef

              The Crystal Palace at Walt Disney World has a breakfast lasagna during breakfast. It is made with waffles, pancakes, custard and fruit. I haven't had it in a long while but I remember the fruit being strawberries and blueberries -- like the frozen ones with some liquid. It is sweet but yummy.

              1. re: Disneyfreak

                No longer on the buffet offering at Crystal Palace, unfortunately.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Oh well that's a bummer. I do have the recipe somewhere in my files though so I can always make my own version of it at home.

            2. re: ipsedixit

              the "bread pudding" that was made with mostly Krispy Kreme donuts? That one kills me. Part of me wants to ignore I know of its existance; part of me wants to dive in face-first.

              1. re: Mestralle

                A co-worker of mine brought in the krispy kreme bread pudding last year... I couldn't help but to try a forkfull... IMHO either she didn't make it right, or it's just not all that it's hyped up to be.

                1. re: cgarner

                  My guess is the latter. I think BP needs a nice balance. Ungodly sweet just wouldn't cut it.


              1. Jamie Oliver has a potato chip, cheddar cheese, and pickled onion sandwich. You smash the sandwich and hear that satisfying crunch of chips then eat.

                Otherwise, when I was a kid, I'd make an open-faced sandwich with canned pork and beans, hot dogs, and velveeta cheese. :)

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                1. re: achefsbest

                  oooh! I used to eat chilli kettle chips with rotisserie chicken on a long soft white roll with mayo. sooo goood. Chips and white bread are a match made in heaven.

                  In a similar vein, I used to love nothing better than KFC hot and spicy chicken torn up and tossed through a salad in a ratio of about half and half : ) Sadly I have become conscientious and careful in my old age and just can't bring myself to eat crap like that any more but this thread had reminded me of past joys. Maybe I can have it as a treat sometime.

                  For my son's birthday, I always let him have spam and fried eggs. It is his dream meal. Ugh. I love/hate spam. So much.

                  1. re: hillsbilly

                    "...I used to love nothing better than KFC hot and spicy chicken torn up and tossed through a salad in a ratio of about half and half : ) Sadly I have become conscientious and careful in my old age..." Sadly indeed, but saddest of all is the total disappearance of KFC Hot'n'Spicy, at least at any store near me. I have a certain fondness for the regular (Original Recipe) KFC, and treat myself to some maybe once a year, but the Hot'n'Spicy was my crack! All I needed was one bite, then a red fog would descend, and then there I'd be, surrounded by bones and greasy paper, my hands dripping and a big grin on my shiny face... When I got it to go I learned to lay it on the back-seat floor well out of reach, or I'd never get it home.

                    I'm not too hot on chips in a sandwich, but in my USAF days there was a snack bar near the barracks where some late nights I'd get a grilled cheese sandwich and fries. Back in my room I'd open up the sandwich and stuff a big wad of the rather limp, greasy fries in there and devour the result. Heaven. Of course I was in my twenties, and 150 lbs. with a 27" waist...

                  2. re: achefsbest

                    Saw this and made it.....although I just used pickles instead of the pickled onion

                      1. re: Pei

                        "fried rice with ketchup"

                        That's not wrong. It's just right.

                        I make fried rice with ketchup all the time. It's stir-fried into the rice while in the wok and it takes on this crimson hue that just begs to be stuffed into your mouth in big ginormous mouthfuls.

                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          "That's not wrong. It's just right."

                          That's what I tried to tell my mom!!!!! No dice; she told me to please not tell anyone I liked that, or to alternatively refrain from mentioning in public that I belonged to her. :(

                          I like it stir-fried into the rice, then used as a squiggly topping. Why have ketchup one way when you can have it two ways?

                          1. re: Pei

                            I also like to make a nest egg type shape with my right-out-of-the-wok piping hot ketchup fried rice and then crack a raw egg into the nest, let it rest for a minute, then stir and gobble up.