Weird Dish

One dish I could never understand is chicken and waffles. It even looks sad. Boring, monochromatic, dry, with nothing fresh in it at all. How do people eat something like this? I don’t even understand how to get it down without the whole thing sticking in my gullet.

6 thoughts on “Weird Dish”

  1. I totally agree!! I was in Detroit for work and someone tried to convince me, but I also thought it was terribly monochromatic, weird and dry. Plus, it was like half a chicken! I didn’t try it. And I’ve tried weird things, like ants, or more specifically, ants’ asses LOL! that a colleague brought back from Colombia. They are crunchy and have a bit of a spicey and chorizo or something similar flavor. Still, I didn’t repeat.
    Although the worst thing I have eaten in the US is a sweet potato casserole, made with sugar of course, and marshmellows! I thought I was going to turn diabetic on the spot. It was a terribly goey texture, overly sweet and with a weird flavor due to the marshmellow…shudder…

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  2. “never understand is chicken and waffles”

    I never heard of that combination until sometime after 2005 or so…. maybe it’s had a revival of popularity or something? Maybe after the Kate Winslett version of Mildred Pierce? (you absolutely should watch that

    I don’t get it either. I could almost imagine (since my taste for US food tends toward the southern) if the waffles had syrup – the contrast of savory crispy fried chicken with a bit of maple syrup…. I’m game! but most of the representations show dry waffles….

    “sweet potato casserole”

    I love sweet potatoes but that dish is too much for me, even if it has pecans (and it should have pecans) it’s a Thanksgiving side dish in some places but it’s sweeter than most desserts I’ve had…

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    1. Pecans with sweet potatoes? Who does that?

      Sweet potatoes are good enough with just butter and salt. I’m familiar with the marshmallows-on-top monstrosity. I don’t get that either.

      The last few years, I make pumpkin custard for dessert at thanksgiving. Everyone likes it, and nobody volunteers to bring pie.

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      1. “Pecans with sweet potatoes? Who does that?”

        People who know what’s what. That’s who! (sorry for the defensive tone – the sweet potato casserole I know has marshmallows and pecans – not a favorite but I get it).

        My favorite sweet potatoes are either simply boiled or baked or…. (my uncanny invention) sliced and fried with Cuban mojo sauce….

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  3. I’ve heard of bacon and waffles and bacon-infused waffles, which are both delicious. But not chicken and waffles. It seems like if it was prepared right it could be okay, but otherwise sounds pretty bland.

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  4. Chicken shawarma, chicken souvlaki, General Tao’s chicken – all yes, (and all delicious)!

    Chicken and waffles?? Doesn’t that break several actual culinary laws? Should it be eaten with a mask fully on and regulation two metres from its serving plate?

    Just say no!

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