Dining September 17, 2015
11 Of The Strangest (And Most Delicious) Food Combinations In Louisiana
In Louisiana, we get creative with food. Here are 11 amazing combinations that make up some of the most delicious treats in the state!
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1) Gumbo and Potato Salad
While a lot of people only eat their gumbo with rice, there’s a whole other camp that says potato salad is the best base for the stew.
2) Oysters & Cheese
While some say that cheese and seafood is blasphemy, in Louisiana we know that oysters topped with parmesan cheese, herbs, and butter is nothing short of sublime.
Although it’s not as if turkey, chicken, and duck don’t go together, this Cajun specialty really takes the combination to a new level.
4) Bread Pudding
Not exactly pudding and not exactly bread, it’s all delicious.
5) Red Funnel Cake w/ Cream Cheese
While powdered sugar comes standard, red funnel cake with cream cheese is a whole other level.
6) Deep Fried Rice & Sugar
Called Calas, these deep fried rice balls make for something closer to a beignet than a favorite chinese dish.
7) Milk Punch
A Christmas staple especially in New Orleans, when you mix bourbon and milk—something delicious is in store.
8) Turtles & Sherry
While most people prefer to keep turtles as pets rather than eat them, Louisianans know that they also go perfectly with sherry in soup.
9) Fried Okra
A lot of people overlook okra completely. In Louisiana, we fry it.
10) Shrimp & BBQ Sauce
Instead of putting shrimp on a grill, we cut out the middle man and just go straight to the sauce. Oh yah and the sauce—it’s a thing unto its self.
11) Ramen Noodles & Tony’s
Also known as Ya-ka-mein, this unique concoction half-ramen half-gumbo is nothing short of delicious.
Have you ever had one of these combos? What combos do you create that are special to you and your family? Let us know in the comments below!