Being a Canadian living in the United States, I think I blend in pretty well. In fact, I sometimes forget I'm from another country...that is until I go to put condiments on my food. I'm not sure if it's just me who is strange or if there are others out there who do the same things I do. All I know is that when I eat certain foods and dress them up accordingly with condiments I'm the only one doing so. Here are my top three condiment combos that get the most stares:
1.Vinegar on French Fries
French fries with malt vinegar drizzled on top - how has nobody heard of this? Growing up, I was used to seeing a bottle of malt vinegar on the table whenever we went out to eat. So when I moved to the States, the fact that this bottle was missing from every restaurant I went to was very apparent. After wondering aloud where the vinegar was for my fries I soon realized that nobody knew what I was talking about. Even when I would ask for vinegar they would sometimes bring me the wrong kind, like balsamic. None of my friends had ever heard of this combo, including my husband. It's super good - kind of like salt and vinegar chips only way better.
Honorable mention: Fry Sauce: It seems that the majority who live outside of Utah have never heard of fry sauce (me included, until I moved there for college.) This combination of ketchup and mayonnaise is excellent on your fries and your burger!
2.Ketchup on Macaroni and Cheese
This one's a no-brainer: after you finish making your Kraft Dinner, you get the ketchup out and stir a bit of it in, right? No? It's seriously good and makes eating mac and cheese a lot more fun. As a general rule I don't like ketchup except on my mac and cheese. I haven't convinced Hubby to try it yet, although he swears by Taco Bell sauce. Weird.
3.Mustard on Sausage
This one is probably the most "normal" combo, yet it gets the most stares in restaurants. I like to go out for breakfast, because I love sausage. So I'll order my eggs and sausages, the food comes (along with the bottle of ketchup - they always bring that) and they ask if you need anything else. And I always say I would like some mustard. Usually I'll just get a weird look, but occasionally someone will ask me what the mustard could possibly be for. To which I'll reply with something like "Um , the sausage? Doesn't everyone do that?" That usually satisfies them. Like it would be for the eggs! But really, you haven't had sausage until you've dipped it in mustard. Any kind of mustard works well here...yellow, dijon, you name it.
Does anybody else do these things or am I just crazy? What kind of crazy combos do you like?