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Jul 8, 2013 09:22 PM

"Nail-on-chalkboard" food condiment combinations?

Mine is peanut butter and ketchup.

The mere thought of it makes me want to fast. Forever.

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  1. Pickles. I don't like them. I don't even like when pickle juice gets on other items on my plate. So the combo of pickle juice with anything is mine.

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    1. re: juliejulez

      I'll take your pickle juice, I can drink it straight out of the jar.

      1. re: juliejulez

        For me it's dill pickles. I detest them and find it hard to eat anything they've touched because I find their lingering odour and flavour from the residual juices to be so overwhelmingly unpleasant.

        1. re: Breadcrumbs

          On the other hand dill pickles are the only ones i eat. don't like sour, sweet, bread&butter - only dill for me.

          1. re: Breadcrumbs

            For me, it's sweet pickles. There's something in them that has an oddly bitter taste to me.

        2. Are you talking imaginary combos or ones that people actually eat?

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          1. re: youareabunny

            In the case of ketchup and peanut butter, it was something that a restaurant served up ....

            Now, whether that means it's "one[] that people actually eat" is a question I will leave up to you to decide.

          2. Ketchup with eggs. NO....NO....NO!!!!!

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            1. re: treb

              Fried egg sandwiches can ONLY be eaten with ketchup! Crispy, lacy fried eggs and hot ketchup on squishy white toast.. mm mmm

              On the other hand, in China I saw people put ketchup on pizza. Talk about redundancy.

              1. re: RealMenJulienne

                Gross, gross, gross :) Fried egg sandwiches can ONLY be eaten with mayo! On crispy sourdoug toast.

                1. re: c oliver

                  I agree with both treb and c oliver. How's that for politically correct?? :-)

                  I like eggs with ketchup OR mayo! Mustard is also surprisingly good scrambled into eggs...

                  1. re: jbsiegel

                    I love mustard on scrambled eggs, well any eggs, well anything but definitely on eggs.

                  2. re: c oliver

                    Go figure. I once had a fried egg sandwich that came with mayo at a burger joint, and I couldn't even finish it. I guess that combo just doesn't work for me, despite eggs being a major component of mayo. Buttered toast for my fried egg sandwiches every time.

                      1. re: chowser

                        I see your point, but no, I _loathe_ egg salad. :o)

                  3. re: RealMenJulienne

                    Fried egg sandwiches are the only exception to the no ketchup with eggs rule. I'm not sure why the bread makes it OK, it just does.

                  4. re: treb

                    Yes! I think it's the color combination, although I eat ketchup and mustard. Something about ketchup and eggs completely weirds me out.

                    1. re: treb

                      Until I started posting here, I had no idea anyone would ever think ketchup with eggs was weird or gross. In Chicago, they bring you a bottle of ketchup with your egg order! Well, maybe not in the hipster places, but at plain old diners, sure.

                      1. re: Violatp

                        In my Chicagoan opinion, that ketchup is *only* for use on the hash browns/breakfast potatoes that happen to accompany the eggs at diners! :)

                      2. re: treb

                        I love ketchup with eggs! Or any tomato thing, like salsa. Is salsa with eggs also a no no?

                      3. Ketchup and mayo. I know it's a classic in a variety of ways - but it always makes me queasy.

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                        1. re: cresyd

                          Yes. Weird that it also bothers me but yes.

                          1. re: cresyd

                            It has a warm spot in my heart but I don't make/eat it. When we were little and we had the rare treat of shrimp cocktail, Mother made them a regular cocktail sauce with horseradish etc. For us, she made "pink sauce" for dipping, a combo of mayo and ketchup.

                          2. Ketchup on hot dogs... NO! Ketchup on scrambled eggs... YES!

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                            1. re: kseiverd

                              Mentioned before, once upon a time my Dad served me a hot dog with ketchup. I burst into tears.

                              1. re: kseiverd

                                There MUST be ketchup on hot dogs!!

                                    1. re: JAB

                                      ???? There isn't much more American than a little kid eating a hotdog with ketchup on it......

                                        1. re: c oliver

                                          What does age have to do with whether is is American or not?

                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                            Sorry, my point was that after some early age hopefully children will expand their 'horizons' and like things other than ketchup :)

                                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                              "you're either with us, or against us."

                                              the war on ketchup.

                                              1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                "Can't we all just get along?"
                                                Rodney King after the L.A. Ketchup Riots

                                                1. re: PotatoHouse

                                                  Let us not judge a Hound by the color of his condiments, but by the character of his posts.

                                            1. re: JAB

                                              maybe that part of ct that still wishes it was part of mass? :P

                                        2. re: c oliver

                                          Yes, because a hot dog needs both mustard and ketchup. And fuck that nasty-ass neon-green "relish".

                                            1. re: hotoynoodle

                                              Fast food fries do. And I can not make my meatloaf without it ;)

                                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                fries are crispy and salty. why do people want to put them in something wet and sweet?

                                                1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                  You don't have to like Ketchup, but it made John Kerry's second wife even richer that his first one.

                                                  1. re: Veggo

                                                    teresa's 1st husband dying is what made her so rich, lol.

                                                  2. re: hotoynoodle

                                                    I like sweet, salty, hot & cold in the same bite. Call me weird.

                                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                      ha, i like southeast asian food too.

                                                      just not ketchup.

                                                      1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                        That's cool. And I don't like cocktail sauce, so I guess we're about even, right?

                                                        1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                          My daughter grew up calling Heinz the Malaysian condiment.

                                                          Or is Malaysia eastern Indian Ocean?

                                                          1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                            Want to try a great Malaysian condiment? Lingham's chili sauce.

                                                      2. re: hotoynoodle

                                                        I suspect, because we like them that way.

                                                      1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                        That's just, like, your opinion, man.