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There are plenty of strange food combinations out there, many we can attribute to strange pregnancy cravings or very happy accidents. There are some, however, that can be traced back to certain states or regions. Here are eight of the most “interesting” food combinations from the good ol’ U.S.A.:
Unlike the popular fried chicken version that’s a Southern favorite (and has taken brunch spots all over the country by storm), this Pennsylvanian version uses baked or boiled chicken. It’s still slathered in gravy though, so it’s only marginally healthier than the fried classic.
7. Garbage Plate
This delicacy from upstate New York is appropriately named; anything and everything is just dumped on there. You can customize your plate to be as full of garbage as you want–hash browns, mac salad, hamburger meat, hot dogs, mustard and more. And if this sounds delicious to you, you’re not alone. The Huffington Post wrote up an ode to the messy meal back in 2014.
8. SPAM Musubi
SPAM and sushi are both pretty popular in Hawaii, so a marriage between the two was meant to be.
9. Banana and Mayonnaise Sandwiches
Working with my friends @Hellmanns today got me thinking. Whats ur favorite use for mayo? Mine is a mayo/banana sandwich. #dontknockit
Another gift from the South, that’s a favorite of NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. When an editor over at Esquire tried the concoction, it was described as if an “elementary-school kid vomited into your mouth after lunch.” Would you be brave enough to try this?