Picture: Jason Patrick Ross / Shutterstock.comwe will tell you 18 recipe tips that may cause surprise at first, but certainly hit the mark straight away in terms of taste.
1. Potato chips and burgers
Okay, we admit: The big shock effect is not yet emerging. This combination seems natural, after all, there are already many ready-made pizzas with such creative toppings and the other way around chips in different fast food flavors.
We also serve dip-like sauces with chips, which are also on burgers. In the United States, it is even common to have potato chips on hand as an accompaniment to sandwiches and many other snacks.
In addition, you will surely eat a portion of fries with the burger often enough. Ultimately, chips are just a thin, crispy potato snack. Perhaps you just haven’t yet come up with the idea of using chips as a topping? The result is delicious!
2. Hot dogs and cream cheese
Where the classic hot dog tastes delicious, cream cheese brings unexpected taste sensations into play! Similar to sandwiches, burgers or pizzas, the hot dog is increasingly becoming a dish that drives people to try things out.
From sauerkraut to cheese to gravy, everything has already been added to the snack. Have you ever tried smearing cream cheese on your hot dog?
Lubricate both halves of the bread roll with cream cheese, press in the sausage and then garnish as you wish. The intense taste of the spread gives every hot dog that certain something and mixes excellently with all other ingredients due to its creamy consistency.
3. Ramen noodles and sliced cheese
When it comes to ramen noodles, people get creative. Eggs, pieces of garlic, butter and many other additives go well with the spicy dish. One option that may not be as widespread is slice cheese.
This is a good idea: once placed on the hot pasta, the cheese melts gently and can be optimally distributed on the dish. If you like cheese noodles, you should not leave this combination untested.
And while we’re at it: Many hot dishes can be upgraded with a slice of cheese. It is not uncommon for many people to cover a bean or tomato soup with cheese and mix it all up. Testing is above studying.
4. French fries and milkshakes
Perhaps you have seen this in a fast food restaurant before, maybe even with friends or acquaintances: someone orders a portion of salty fries and a milkshake, no matter what flavor.
So far, this is not uncommon. But then it happens: This person dips a french fries into the milkshake and spoons a little of the creamy liquid to put both in his mouth.
What looks strange fits perfectly. Go for some reason French fries and milkshakes a symbiosis of taste, almost as if they were meant for each other. And who is inclined to the combination of sweet and savory anyway doesn’t need to think twice.
5. Coffee and fruity
Coffee with a nice sweet spoon of sugar – with a toast with a sweet spread. That’s what a delicious breakfast looks like for you from time to time. To do this, we treat ourselves to a handful of blueberries and take the strawberry jam out of the cupboard to… wait, what?
Why not? At first glance, we certainly don’t want to combine coffee with fruity elements. Ultimately, however, this only arises a mixture of bitter coffee and sweet fruits.
This is nothing else than bittersweet chocolate with fruit filling or the like. Nevertheless, we still prefer coffee with sweets to this day. Just vary that.
6. Whiskey and cucumber juice
Whiskey and cucumber juice go better together than you think. On the one hand, the salty-spicy cucumber juice ensures a very mild balance. Who loves a whiskey note, but wants to reduce the taste of the alcohol, is offered a great opportunity with the juice of the cucumber.
Give it a try – it actually tastes better than it should. On the other hand, the ingredients of the cucumber juice help to keep the mineral balance in balance.
Those who tend to have a headache after drinking spirits will show gratitude. Consequently, whiskey with cucumber juice not only serves the taste experience, but also the dreaded “hangover”.
7. Sparkling wine and hearty
Sparkling wine, which is served with a rich meal, is not uncommon. At first, you will certainly think of salads, fish dishes or light fillets. But: Sparkling wine is ideal for combining with hearty dishes.
Admittedly, this time it’s less about the taste combination. However, sparkling wine serves as a general balance when eating fatty, heavier dishes. So it not only puts you in a good mood but also your internal organs!
The alcohol is very digestible, light, stimulates digestion, bubbles comfortably and is therefore a suitable counterpart to the sumptuous meal. Treat yourself to a glass of sparkling wine instead of red wine or beer for the next roast.
8. Chicken and cheese
Nobody really gets enough of cheese. Cheese on pizza, on burgers, as a dip, as a pure snack, gratinated, melted, grated, as a topping, spread, spicy, soft, mildly ripened and always as much as possible.
But what about roast chicken and cheese? Cordon Bleu is on every menu and chicken breasts also land on our sandwich. But have you ever Your crispy fried chicken dipped in cheese, your crispy skin baked with cheese or the whole chicken stuffed with cheese?
It seems strange that we haven’t figured it out yet. But you should definitely try this because the taste goes very well together. Just take care of the calories ..
9. Rum and herbal lemonade
Rum already brings with it very spicy aromas. Nevertheless, it may be difficult at first glance Herbal lemonade (in the USA: root beer) to choose as a mixed drink and to dispense with the classic cola.
Still, you should try that. The result is surprisingly tasty! Herbal lemonade can in combination with rum ensure a mild taste experience. If you would like to reinforce the rum note, vanilla can be added.
Some even swear to make a kind of dessert out of the overall creation and serve vanilla ice cream as a side dish or add a scoop to the drink. Maybe that’s unusual but surprisingly tasty!
10. Sausages and honey
Again, we have to admit that we are lagging behind when it comes to flavor combinations in the United States. There it is completely normal for desserts and fatty snacks to be served for breakfast. For example, a corn dog is nothing more than a sausage in a pancake with syrup.
In this respect, we sometimes don’t trust ourselves to experiment enough when it comes to food. For example, juicy sausages can be soaked in honey and heat.
The fat provides intensity as a flavor carrier. In principle, we also coat our pork often enough with marinade, which consists of honey, among other things. You should continue this thought and get creative!
11. Salty popcorn and sweets
Lovers of snacks that are sweet and salty at the same time do not always have the largest selection. Here, too, the USA is seen as a pioneer for something that has not yet reached 100% in our region. This includes, for example, adding salt to sweet popcorn. Have you tried this before?
You can even go one step further: Combine salty popcorn with sweet chocolate snacks, add candy and sugar candy, create your own popcorn version with caramel drops.
Pamper yourself individually with sweet and salty snacks and try out whatever your heart desires. Only we might prefer to leave the fruit gum out .. or who knows ..?
12. Sriracha and peanut butter
If you haven’t tried this station wagon yet, you should do so as soon as possible. Sriracha and peanut butter look like they come from two different worlds of enjoyment. But actually spicy and peanut butter belong together.
If you go to the Asian regularly, you will be able to confirm that. In Asian cuisine, spicy foods such as noodles are often softened with a peanut sauce.
So it is not surprising that Sriracha and peanut butter, for example as a spread or as a delicious sauce represent a good choice which, as indicated, can be given over pasta or used as a dip. And so seen: don’t we all love spicy, piquant peanuts and comparable snacks with fire?
13. Vinegar and fruits
Combining vinegar with something sweet doesn’t seem like a good idea. The worlds of taste are too far away and therefore should not be brought together.
But here, too, the second thought counts: Often you drip vinegar in different variations onto the salad. Apple or balsamic vinegar are particularly suitable for this. At the same time, fruits on a garden salad are not something completely alien: apple pieces, strawberries, raspberries, melon pieces – does it still seem strange to pour vinegar over them in a small dose?
Ultimately, a sweet and sour taste arises and in the overall result you benefit from a very healthy meal, which represents a successful change from the standard.
14. Chicken meat and waffles
Okay, some of the creations on this list may have seemed a little unusual, but not yet too exotic. That is changing now.
Chicken meat and waffles are actually only on the plate together if you have made a mistake or misinterpreted the term “brunch”. But let’s think about it in more detail: Crispy chicken skin mixes here, which is often covered with honey, for example, and waffles with possibly syrup and powdered sugar.
In the end, the tasty juice of the chicken runs over the waffles, which soak up the delicious taste. The soft bite combines in the mouth with the crunchy skin and juicy meat .. Why not?
15. Pizza and salad dressing
Does salad dressing on pizza really work? For many people, it is not as unusual as it sounds. Certainly, it depends on the topping of the pizza. Why should salad dressings not harmonize well with pizza in many cases?
Let’s take a closer look at the recipe: We often eat fresh bread or other pasta with a salad with dressing. Pizza basically consists of dough.
Now place the pizza on the plate with tomatoes, tuna, chicken breast, onions and other ingredients that also fit on a salad, then there should be no reason to miss a spicy, tasty salad dressing. The dressing also tastes great on a pizza with seafood.
16. Cheese pasta and Doritos
At the very beginning of the list, we found that chips and hearty snacks make a wonderful combination. Here’s another tip that hits this notch:
Pure or in the cheese version, Doritos are a very tasty snack in itself. But what if they are crumbled and mixed into warm cheese noodles? It makes everything much better.
If you are looking for a cheesy-crispy meal and would like to eat Doritos in a completely different way, then you have found the ideal option. From now on, cheese noodles are only available with the extra crunch!
17. Peanut butter and pickled cucumbers
Peanut butter is a still unexplored country in our kitchens. A lot can be refined with the creamy, nutty wonder drug. This includes sweet and hearty sandwiches, for example with cheese, ham and of course pickled cucumbers.
Moment. Gherkins? It is no longer as widespread as you think now. In terms of taste, it fits together, even if nobody really knows why. Next time you prepare a sandwich with toastbroat, spread peanut butter on the halves and garnish cheese, ham, and salad with finely chopped pickled cucumbers.
If it tasted good, there are many more ways to use peanut butter. But maybe we’d rather take one step at a time.
18. Apple juice and goldfish crackers
Let’s end our list again with something that is so absurd that it looks normal again. Apple juice is one of the popular drinks in our region. +
What goes best with this sweet juice? Well, goldfish, of course. Goldfish crackers are particularly tasty when dipped in apple juice. Why it is like that? Oh well. Because some people feel that way.
Let’s be honest: Not everything in life can be explained so plausibly. Maybe the salty cracker matches the fruitiness of the apple? Or does the sugar make the goldfish snack even more intense? Maybe nobody has just figured out why it fits? Then you may soon be the first person!