Thursday, May 13, 2010

Don't Knock It 'Til You Try It: Sweet & Salty

Pregnant or not, many people love sweet and salty foods at the same time. Like fries and a soda, or ice cream and a soft pretzel. Some things are even better as one though, no matter how crazy they may sound. Here are just a few of my favorites, in no particular order.
Milkshake dipped French fries. If you haven't tried this yet, you're missing out. My dad first introduced me to this combo at Wendy's when I was about 7 years old. Since then, I always order French fries when I order a shake; it's just not the same without them!
Potato chip cookies. Strange? That's what I thought. A coworker brought these in to work a few months ago when I couldn't even think about eating because I had flushed my appetite down the drain. So naturally, the thought of smashing potato chips and throwing them into cookie batter did not appeal to me. But once I tasted the combination of sweet chocolate chips and crunchy, saltiness, my appetite began to return (I appreciate them even more now that I no longer have morning sickness).
Chocolate chunk bacon cookies. I recently heard about these cookies from a lady I know who owns a local BBQ restaurant. I was immediately skeptical, and then I remembered that I love foods like this--sweet and salty all at once! Because she's the awesome person that she is, she made sure to save me one and I finally got to try it the other day. Mmmm. Although it was doublue chocolate, it wasn't too sweet, and there was just the right amount of bacon to add the perfect touch of saltiness. You must try them!
Peanut butter and jelly with cheese and bacon on toast. This has got to be one of my favorites. I refused to try this sandwich for months when I first started working at the restaurant where it's served, but I am so glad that I gave in. The bacon compliments the peanut butter, and the cheese is the perfect mate for the grape jelly. Throw it all together on toast and you'll swear you'll never "knock it 'til you try it" again!
What are your favorite, "crazy" food combos? What do you think of these?

1 comment:

Ivan Moreno said...

Im gonna have to try some of these!they sound crazy but hey! and if i come out with some crazy ones myself ill let you know!