Gook Book 3

"utterly outrageous recipes"

Pinto Cake

My husband and his family all eat pinto beans on their chocolate cake (with icing!). I can't stand to watch!


Louisiana Hot Sauce

I love Louisiana brand hot sauce. I have tried it on everything. I love it on all fried foods, but one odd thing I really like it on is Macaroni and Cheese. It has to be the really cheesy kind, not the boxed stuff. It is absolutely fabulous!

Shannon in Chicago

Australian Oddities

I live in Australia, and I have some interesting tastes that I would like to share due to having European parents. Some of my own strange made-up treats!

- macaroni (penne or elbow), cottage cheese (plain flavoured) and sour cream, mixed all together and salted

- herring (in oil and salt), boiled eggs, boiled potato, onion and salt, serve all together on a plate and take one bite of each.....YUM!

- watermelon served with white bread and eaten together (sounds weird but tastes great!)

- sliced banana sandwiches with sugar and whipped cream on very fresh white bread (my mums childhood favorite)

- white toast sprinkled with "Quick"(flavoured milk powder-banana flavour tastes best)

- pretzels dipped in nutella (choc-hazelnut spread)

- potato chips (crisps) dipped in sourcream, (most flavours work well)

- cornflakes with milk, sugar and cream (bliss! tastes really CREAMY!)

- two minute noodles made up as soup, when cooked add one raw egg and stir in and add dash of vinegar (turns into a sweet and soury soup!)

The Ketchup Kid

When growing up I used to use ketchup on everything, especially baked potatoes, french fries, scrambled eggs, and my favorite, Kraft Mac & Cheese. For some reason my whole family found that last one really gross, but I still ocassionally eat it today.

One of my other favorites is milk mixed with honey and vanilla extract. I can't seem to get anyone else to try it.

I haven't tried this, but one friend likes dill pickles, mayo (NOT Miracle Whip), potato chips, chunky peanut butter and bacon between two slices of buttered bread. I just can't get myself to try that one.


Peanut Butter of the Sea

My husband grosses the rest of us out with his famous Peanut butter sandwiches...it can be anything from Peanut Butter and Eggs on toast, to Peanut Butter and Mashed Potatoe sandwiches...but the very worst of them is Peanut Butter and Fish,, YUCK! and maybe with a layer of soda crackers in there as well.

Ont. Canada

Onion Dip Sandwiches

Crunchy peanut butter and iceberg lettuce on brown bread is lovely, but my all time favourite is onion dip, sliced tomato and potato chip sandwiches.



Watermelon Salad

1 cup lebanese cucumber, in 2 cm cubes
1 cup watermelon pieces, 2 cm cubes
1 small salad onion cut into 2 cm dice
1 cup natural yoghurt
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp any light mustard (don't overdo this)
borage flowers

Shake the yoghurt, mustard and vinegar together well. A little white wine is great if the mix is a little dry. Gently toss the cucumber, watermelon and onion together in a mixing bowl and coat well with the yoghurt, mustard and vinegar mix. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Place into serving bowl, garnish with borage flowers.

Kim Styles

Mexican Sugar Cookies

When eating out at a Mexican restaurant, my grandad used to take a nice, hot corn chip, slather it with butter, add a big blob of salsa, and top the whole thing off with a generous sprinkling of sugar. Talk about delicious! You should try it.


Coffee n Cheese

Just a note on the coffee n cheese.

In Latin American cultures that is very popular. They put queso de papa in their coffee or hot chocolate......

I know it sounds gross, huh? Well, in mine we take apples and slice em up and eat it with pepper sauce and salt...or sliced green mangos with pepper and salt......yummmm


Liverwurst and Fig Newton

The two worst sandwiches I ever ate was when I was pregnant for my son. I will tell you about them. They were:

1: I actually ate a liverwurst and fig newton sandwich. I took two fig newtons and put a nice piece of liverwust between them. I remember it was yummy at the time. Of course, I haven't tried it since.....

2: The other sandwich I ate was a lot milder. I just made a tuna and mayo sanwich on white bread, but I spread peanut butter on the bread. Yum!

Try these if you feel brave.


Food for Braces

Here's a recipe I hit upon when I first got my braces. Even regular toast hurt my teeth! Fix yourself some Broccoli Cheddar soup, while it is warming up, make some toast. Put butter and Raspberry Jam on the toast. Dip it in the soup to eat it, or, even better, drop small pieces of it into the soup. Delicious!!!


Milo & Condensed Milk

I love goofy and yummy things to eat!

One of my past boyfriends used to pop open a can of Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk, dump in several spoonfuls of Milo (powdered malted chocolate drink mix), stir and eat straight out of the can…adding more Milo as the can empties. This was breakfast. Mind you, I was in the same room eating nachos for breakfast, but that’s normal, right?

The snack my friends & family look at me sideways over is putting small slices of sweet gherkin pickles and cream cheese on Triscuits. YUM!

Oh…and I also like putting a glob of Hershey’s chocolate syrup on top of those round peanut butter cracker sandwiches from the vending machine. It tastes similar to the peanut butter chocolate Girl Scout cookies – holds me over until they are back ‘in season’ again.

Condiment Sandwiches

I love goofy and yummy things to eat!

When I was a kid, I used to love to make condiment sandwiches. Mustard, ketchup, mayo, whatever was in the house. Pile up this stuff on wonder bread and roll the bread up in sort of a roll. Then take a big bite so that all this stuff squirts out the other end. I used to eat this in the garage to it wouldn't get all over mom's kitchen floor.

Bob Bowen

T's Diet Relief

This is for when you're on a no-fat, no-sweets diet and you cain't stand it no more.

With a tablespoon, carve off a hunk of cold butter (not margarine) straight out of fridge. Keep the butter in the spoon bowl. Dip spoon-bowl of butter in Nestle's Chocolate Quik. Put in mouth, let melt. Feel kinda orgasmic. Repeat if you must.

This is also good with peanut butter in place of the regular butter.


T's "Single" Cabbage

When I am between relationships, or otherwise all by my self, I indulge in great big quantities (soup-kettle size) of this:

Chop up fresh head of green cabbage. Boil till tender. When done, drain water, and mix in some butter or margarine, ketchup, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Experiment with proportions to get it just the way you like it, you want kind of a soupy sauce. Eat in front of mindless TV shows - especially great to scarf down while watching Miss Universe. Cover surrounding splash-prone areas with several dish towels. Perfect accompaniment: beer, lots.

Boy, is this delicious, but I have never known anybody else who thinks so.



When I was a kid, I ate hundreds of bread rolls (still frozen) dipped in tomato ketchup. This was not too bad, but my main favourite was porridge oats with cold milk, and I would stir in loads of black treacle, so much that the whole thing turned dark brown, and it looked like I was eating a cow-pat, perhaps that was the attraction.

Southern Snack

I like a bowl of blackeyed peas with mayo & onion.

It's good! Try it.


Pickled Pigs Feet

Hi, I'm sorry. This is not to submit a recipe but to beg for one. My grandma has always loved strange stuff like headcheese, beef toungue etc... but her biggest delicacy is pickled pigs feet. The problem I have is that they are really hard to find these days. I went shopping one day and found them but they were not cooked. They are still now sitting in her freezer because she doesn't know how to cook them. If there is anyway that you could find out how to cook them and then let me know. You would help me make a very special grandma extremely happy. You know, I can't find anyone out there to help me. Your thoughts would be extremely appreciated, and I thank you for your time in this matter.

Saltine Delight

Whenever my dad would eat chili, he had to take saltine crackers, spread them with crunchy peanut butter and then spread ketchup on top of the peanut butter. Then the cracker was dipped in the chili.

Gone Fishing

Whenever I go to one of my best friends house, (Josh's house), we almost always make a Gone Fishing sandwich. It's pretty good, and now we're addicted, so be careful!

Goldfish (the crackers)
tiny little pretzel sticks
peanut butter

Take slice of bread spead a lot of PB on it. Add mini pretzels. Add goldfish. Squish together. Enjoy!

Brenda and her friend from Michigan

Spaghetti Dogs

One of my favorite dinners in spaghetti, but this recipe adds ALOT to this clasic dish!

* after you make your spaghetti (better if its the watery kind)
* drain a can of corn (two if it is a large amount)
* boil about 6-8 hotdogs (again extra if you make a large amount)
* cut hotdogs into child size pieces and mix corn, hotdogs, and mix everything heat through and serve.

Even if your not a big fan of hotdogs, you'll like this.


Wonder Bread Wonder

My two favorite sandwiches are:

1. Put a thick layer of Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos between two slices of very soft Wonder bread, smash as flat as possible, and eat! YUMMY!

2. Put a layer of day-old mashed potatoes between two slices of bread and eat. Great for when you are craving carbs!

Terressa in Utah

Lemon Gravey

I love anything with lemon in it . Here is my original recipe for lemon gravey. Fry three strips of bacon until crisp, Remove from pan and save. Brown two spoonfuls of all purpose flour in drippings. Pour in as much water as needed for thickness desired. Squeeze in juice of one lemon crumble in the reserved bacon and you are ready for a treet.

Always Lola

Chicken Ice Cream Sandwich


1. roasted chicken breast------------60 grams
2. ketchup----------------------------------lots
3. rye bread--------------------------------2 slices
4. jelly beans------------------------------lots
5. cheddar cheese----------------------3 slices
6. cabbage---------------------------------some
7. frankfurt sausage--------------------2
8. butter-------------------------------------50 grams
9. vanilla ice cream---------------------lots and lots

How to make it:

A. Get this sandwich frozen and dip it in mustard!

B. Get rye bread

C. Get vanilla icecream with ingredeants number 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 shoved in.

D. Thaw the sandwich and eat it!

kind regards,
Mr. Unknown

P.S. this sandwich often gets stuffed.

Sweet Pickle Sandwich

My favorite new sandwich:

Toasted white bread
Mayo (quite a lot)
Thin sliced red onion
Sweet pickles (sliced longways)

Sounds awful but I eat one at least once a week!

My mom used to make a pancake syrup that was out of this world, she called it "Dutch Honey Butter."

Boil together:

1 C. white sugar
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 -12 oz can evaporated milk (NOT condensed milk)

Boil until it reaches a thick gooey syrup. Cool for a bit before using. Warning, addictive as all get out!

Lois B.

Broccoli Fries

Hi, my daughter, Emily, when she was little would eat broccoli and ketchup. She said it tasted like a McDonalds french fry. Finally I tasted it, and you know she was right! This works only when using fresh broccoli, of course. Thank u.

Kimberly (em's mom)

Mince Meat


I'm interested in finding a recipe for mince meat. This has to be the one that calls for hog head. I remember my father making this when I was young and it was delicious. He would put several combinatons of dried fruit in it and would grind up the meat from off of the hogs head and this was too good to resist. I haven't been able to find any recipe in the old family recipe book. If you know of such a recipe I would sure love to have copy of it. Any information would greatly be appreciated.

Darryl Sparlin

Chef's Son's Sandwich

My father has been a chef for almost 24 years. Growing up in his house was a blessing. I have learned how to make almost any type of ethnic food, in many different ways, and even without the aid of his neat little toys. Also having lived with him, I have aquired a strange liking for certain tastes. I like peanut butter. I like onions. I like garlic... Can you see where this is getting? Well, its not as bad as it sounds, trust me.

1 medium onion, diced
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced fine
thick sliced bread.

Over medium heat in a small skillet, sautee the onions in olive oil or vegetable oi (do NOT use extra virgin olive oil, it will give the peanut butter a somewhat peculiar flavor). When they become limp and translucent, add the garlic and simmer until the onions are slightly browning and the garlic is a little crisp. Remove from heat.

Toast the bread to your liking and spread a nice thick layer of peanut butter on it (I recommend JIF or Skippy). Place a generous portion of the onions and garlic on top and eat with a nearly frozen glass of milk (the colder the better).

Bon Appetit!

Crispy Fat

Here's a recipe that my Dad used to love: When you're cooking steaks, trim off the fat and set it aside. Dip the fat in olive oil, sprinkle with oregano & throw it on the grill until it is nice and crispy on the outside. Remove from the grill and enjoy! The drink of choice with this snack is beer, healthy goody.


Sugar Sandwiches

I also enjoy the Wendy's fries dipped in a frosty! I thought I was the only one. Here's my contribution to your page:

When I was little, my sister and I lived on three things alone:

Cucumber sandwiches, Hot Dog sandwiches and Sugar sandwiches.

The first is easy, white bread with the crusts cut off, slathered with mayo and thin cucumber slices.

Hot dog sandwiches are: white bread (again with the crusts cut off), one hot dog long ways then in half, layer on bread and cover with a slice of american cheese. Broil until cheese starts turning brown.

Sugar sandwiches: white bread (guess what's cut off) with butter and sugar. No, we weren't hyperactive :)


Being an Aussie I just adore Vegemite (Gooee black savoury sandwich spread made from yeast extract...) which is enough to gross many foreigners out..

I like to put it on a whole grain bread roll over a thin spread of margarine, add canned salmon or smoked salmon slices and lettuce. Totally delicious!!!!

For breakfast you can have Vegemite on dry wholewheat toast with crisp bacon and cottage cheese...


Hog Maw

Hi I am from Pennsylvania and one of the most popular foods around this area is hog maw. This consists of a pig stomach, smoked sausage, diced potatoes, and salt and pepper. This is a Pa. Dutch recipe, and is very popular around Lancaster County. You do not want to add anything else to it, because you want to saviour the great taste it has alone without onions, pepper, or other products that will cover up the delicous flavor. You just take the above items, and mix them up, stuff them in the stomach (you can make as much or as little as you want because the stomach stretches to accomodate.) You sew the stomach up like you would a turkey and bake in the oven in a little water for about 1-1 1/2 Hrs. ( It depends on how diced your potatoes are). Just cut up and serve like a roast. Some other popular items of this area are pigs feet, cow tongue, and cow brains. I've never had any of these items, but my in-laws have and think they are delicous.

Sucking the Fat

My childhood was filled with many worderful, or yuckie, foods, depending on your perspective. My absolute favorite is a peanutbutter and mayonnaise sandwhich on wheat toast and a glass of milk. The melting together of the peanutbutter and the mayonnaise on the warm toast is to die for. Next, boiled crawfish (Yes, I am from Louisiana). That is not so yuckie, but the best part is the fat that comes out when you suck the head....YUMMIE!! Finally, bolied blue crabs. The fat in those babies is "like Butta". Meryl

Soggy Squishy

Who knows how it evolved, but my favorite binge is peanut butter and crackers stacked 3-5 high, soaked in milk until they are soggy. I eat it like cereal. I love the squishy quality. Not lo-cal.


Trail Bologna

I was fooling around while listening to the CARS's album, PANORAMA; and I had accidentally discovered that Trail Bologna (maybe it is an Ohio thing, but I guess it goes by ring bologna elsewhere) dipped into Strawberry Jelly KICKS SERIOUS BUTT!!!! and it tastes even better when you listen to the song, "THINK IT OVER" on that album.

The Drewster
Kirtland, OH

Mini-Marshmallow Treat

Here is the recipe for my favorite peanut butter sandwich! Take sliced sourdough french bread, toast lightly and spread with a small amount of butter or margarine. Then spread with Honey Roasted Chunky Peanut Butter. Now, completely cover the top with one layer of mini-marshmallows. Put under the broiler or in the toaster oven until the marshmallows brown to your satisfaction. (Keep an eye on it, they brown fast!) THEN ENJOY! This open-faced sandwich is SO good, and the kitchen has the wonderful aroma of toasted marshmallows!

Suzanne Astorino


I had my very first taste of this strange and wonderful snack at Blue Bonnet Racetrack, in Montreal, Quebec, about 5 years ago. It was probably invented by some hungry French-Canadians, and it soon caught on in Ontario. I hope you agree that this is a splendidly weird recipe. It's terrifically easy to make, especially if you buy your gravy in a can and your fries frozen from the grocery.

Fry a batch of sliced (for frying) potatoes, fresh or frozen. Heat up some chicken or beef gravy. Have about one cupful of mozzarella cheese curds ready for each serving of poutine. If you can't find the mozzarella curds, use plain mozzarella, but cut it into almond-sized pieces.

When the fries are done, put each servingful into a wide or deep bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and top it off with hot gravy. Stir it good before eating so that the cheese can begin to melt into the gravy and onto the fries.

Eat it up then go back and make more!!! Yummy!!!


Dry Pizza

I know everyone enjoys pizza so I have something that I think will let you enjoy it more. Ever get a pizza that is sort of on the dry side? Well try dipping it into Ranch dressing. its fabulous and once you try it you'll never eat pizza with out it again! Gotta Go, MY pizza is getting cold!

Amy Caldwell

Childhood Years

Here's one from my childhood years:

Poach an egg with the yolk still soft, then add to a bowl of hot tomato soup. It's great on cold winter days!!


Sweet Fries

My friend puts sugar as well as salt on her french fries. YUK! GROSS!

"MESD" :-)

PB & T

Peanutbutter and tomatoes?



PB & C Chip Sandwiches

One of my favorites, which seemed to gross out a lot of folks was peanut butter and chocolate chips. First, take bread (white Wonder type bread is best, of course), put a smear of butter or oleo on it to keep it from sticking to the roof of your mouth, add peanut butter (I like chunky, but smooth is just as good), then top with chocolate chips - preferably the semisweet kind, as the milk chocolate tend to melt. As another option, when the chips weren't there, we'd put chocolate syrup or sugar on the sandwich. My mom always said she had this when she was a kid, so maybe it was a Depression era treat...

Kathleen Maddux Pearlman

Test of Time

When i was a little girl, i ate alot of disgusting things, as children are wont to do. Only a few of the "recipes" have survived the test of time. One specifically that comes to mind is ketchup and mayo dip. Essentially you mix equal parts of ketchup and mayo and eat with plain chips. This is also fantastic with mustard and mayo, but try this combo with pretzels instead---------Yum


BBQ Chip and Pickle Sandwich

I stumbled upon this combination when I ran out of turkey. It was the best sandwich I've ever eaten.

Two pieces of bread (any kind)
Miracle Whip
American cheese
BBQ chips (with or without ridges)
Dill pickle hamburger slices

Who needs turkey anyway?

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