Do you have any quirky eating habits?

United States
January 27, 2009 3:29pm CST
My husband can't eat scrambled eggs without potato chips. He also doesn't care for tomato sauce on his pasta, he'd prefer just plain butter. He'll even make a turkey or ham sandwich and spread butter on the bread instead of mustard or mayonaise. Sometimes he'll cover his potato chip with a slice of american cheese. Obviously he has loads of quirky eating habits. I probably have a few too, but since they're mine, I don't find them quirky, lol. The only one that comes to mind at the moment is I like to put my goulash on bread with butter, and make it into sort of a sandwich, it's very yummy that way. What are your quirky eating habits?
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• Singapore
27 Jan 09
People normally eat dessert after main dish but I like eating dessert first then main dish. Is this quirky?
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• Israel
27 Jan 09
I love it. I would love to eat dessert first.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I do the bread thing that you do too. The only quirky eating habit that I have is that sometimes I will put potato chips on my sandwich between the bread and whatever else is on it.
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• United States
27 Jan 09
I do that too sometimes, with the chips. My mom used to do it. She'd also put chips on top of certain casserole dishes, especially tuna noodle, to give it a crunchy crust type thing.
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@LaurenInLA (2271)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I eat only one thing at a time on my plate. I don't like to mix bites of food. Like your husband, I don't care for tomato sauce on my pasta, but I like it with a little bit of olive oil and crushed red pepper. I don't like milk and sugar on my oatmeal, I just use salt and I also use salt and pepper on french toast. I don't like butter and syrup on it. The oddest eating habit that I've seen isn't mine though it was a habit of one of my uncles. He used to eat mashed potato sandwiches and he also like to cut the fat off of meat and eat that on a sandwich with onions and the bread buttered.
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I am sure I do but can not rally think of any. By the way we some times do the potatoe chip and cheese thing and add some salsa and call it Irish Nachos.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Most of these fun habits are formed in childhood. My brother and I invented eggs fried in honey and butter, I never found anyone else that had eaten them that way. We were 10 and 12 at the time. What fun
@xLozzyx (76)
27 Jan 09
I think the only thing I really have is that I've got to eat my veg first. It started off because I was always spilling them everywhere when trying to cut things, and it just sort of turned into a habit I think.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I don't have many quirky habits when it comes to eating, although dipping potato chips in ketchup might be considered quirky, and I do that sometimes. Hmmm, my son like to add barbeque sauce and honey to his tuna salads. I think THAT'S pretty quirky, although it actually tastes pretty good! Other than that, I just can't think of another thing.
• United States
28 Jan 09
LOL, I think one of my kids would also like to dip their chips in ketchup. They actually make ketchup flavored chips now, have you tried them?
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Yes, I have! They're not bad but it's just not the same. Maybe it's the dipping part about them that I like so much.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
30 Jan 09
I will only eat a fried egg sandwich if one side of the roll is spread with mayo and the other side with ketchup. Actually, I'm really fussy about eggs. I hate runny white so scrambled egg has to be cooked really well, boiled eggs have to be hard, and fried eggs have to be turned over but the yolk still a little runny. I also can't bear the thought of fat on meat. I cut it off if we're out and give it to my partner. Like you though, I don't think of those as quirks!
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• United States
30 Jan 09
Interesting. Egg with ketchup isn't awful, I think I've had it, and have known some people who did like their eggs that way, although I've never done mayo on egg, except in egg salad so I guess that's still not too gross. I also don't like runny egg whites, so I also like to flip my fried eggs. I'm also not crazy about fat on meat, and usually cut it off or eat around it. So that's not too quirky.
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• United States
28 Jan 09
I have two - tomato sandwich (mayo and tomato with salt) and banana sandwich (Miracle whip, sliced bananas). The latter, my friends cringe in disgust, but it's GOOD to me!!
• United States
28 Jan 09
I've had the tomato sandwiches, but I'll skip the salt and add pepper instead. I also might add some cheese. It's very good. Banana and mayo sounds gross to me.
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@jesssp (2739)
• Canada
27 Jan 09
I love pickles with cheddar cheese, I'm not sure how quirky that is. One weird habit I have is eating popcorn, nuts or party mix type snacks with a spoon. I can't stand the feeling of greasy fingers! Oh and one more - I put cinnamon on my spaghetti. I think that's probably pretty strange.
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• United States
27 Jan 09
Pickles and cheddar sounds gross to me. And cinnamon on spaghetti sounds pretty quirky too, although not as gross, lol.
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@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Jan 09
My quirky habits are lots of sugar in my juice and lots of condensed milk in my coffee. I also like lots of ketchup and oyster sauce. I cook eggs with black bean sauce and onions or cheese and love it. You should try that, by the way, its not bad.
@tbmorris1 (158)
• United States
28 Jan 09
We used to make turkey/ham and cheese sandwiches with butter. We'd put the butter on the outsides of the bread and then fry it up in a pan like grilled cheese! Last time I made those, I used olive oil cooking spray and it tasted just as good, but it was healthier for us. Of course, hubby said he'd rather have the butter! Too bad I don't do special orders! :P My husband will eat mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, but he doesn't like to eat potato salad! He won't eat BEANS either. I don't know why. He claims he just doesn't like the taste of them! That's all I can think of. The beans thing probably isn't quirky, but it's weird to me because I can slip them into things and he doesn't notice!! ;)
@issymy (2)
28 Jan 09
I know this might sound silly to some folks but when i have a sandwich i have to have a packet of crisps with it, or if i have a beef sandwich i have to have it on white bread, even though i normally would eat brown on a day to day basis. This one used to freak me out when i first met my husband, he would but salad cream on his french fries/chips i used to think it was disgusting.
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@bmorehouse1 (1028)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I guess that what is quirky to one is not to another. Don't knock it till you try it I say. I do know someone who stirs a spoonful of peanut butter into his chili. I sometimes like to stir some peanut butter into vanilla ice cream and I also like to slice a banana in two and spread peanut butter on it and then put it back together like a sandwich. One of my sons used to like to make mayonnaise sandwiches. I like to fry a piece of bologna and then put a mound of mashed potatoes on top of it and top it with a piece of American cheese. Put it into the oven until the cheese melts. I'm sure there are other things I eat that some people would think strange, but its all in the eye of the beholder!
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@MutteBE (11)
• Belgium
28 Jan 09
I always eat my vegetables first, I always eat the best for last.
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@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I like to eat certain pasta on top of my bread as well. My husband doesn't really have any strange eating habits but one thing I do really grosses him out. I love Miracle Whip on top of my Jello. My mom ate it like that and made it for us kids when we were younger, so that is all I know. Another thing I like, is when I make a roast with potatoes and carrots, I like to butter the carrots and sprinkle them with bread crumbs. I remember being very young and my Grandmother doing that. Everyone has their own weird things.
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@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
28 Jan 09
hello katsmeow oh my gosh! i have heard it all now, scrambled eggs with potato chips? what kind of potato chips does your hubby eat with his scrambled eggs? ewww...i do not care for breakfast all that much but i might like that as well. haven't ever tried that one before. or for that matter, i haven't ever seen anybody put butter on their sandwiches like that either. now when i make grilled cheese sandwiches, i will put butter on the outside of the bread and lightly brown the sandwich and make sure that the cheese melts on it thou. lol but what i like is pizza with salsa. lol i like to dip the crust of the pizza in the salsa. try it, it's good. take care and have a beautiful evening.
• United States
28 Jan 09
He has to have Wise potato chips for his eggs. I also have butter on my grilled cheese, but he likes butter on ham or turkey sandwiches, ew! I've never heard of the pizza and salsa thing.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
28 Jan 09
i picked that up when i was pregnant and still enjoy eating pizza with salsa. lol take care.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I don't know that I have any quirky eating habits. But like you said they are mine so I probably do and I just don't notice them. I can't even thing of any that my husband has. Well ok I thought of one. He eats rice with milk and sugar on it, where in my family we were raised eating rice with butter and salt. Other than that I can't really think of anything.
• United States
28 Jan 09
Nope, never heard of anyone eating rice with milk and sugar. I'm like you, I eat it with butter and salt... or just butter.
• United States
28 Jan 09
I eat rice with milk and sugar. To me thats not quirky!
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I will eat raw carrots, but do not eat cooked carrots. I like banana flavored foods, but can not eat bananas. I also like fried onion sandwiches, with nothing but mustard. I like to eat my salad on the same plate with my entree, especially if I am eating a baked potato. If I have a hamburger, which I rarely eat, I like my french fries on the sandwich. I do not like plain rice, so if I have rice and corn, I will mix the two together in order to eat it.
• United States
28 Jan 09
My husband is like that too with carrots and bananas. He'll even eat dehydrated bananas, but not regular. He doesn't like the texture. But he's gotten better at eating cooked carrots!
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Isn't goulash a soup? How do you put that on a sandwich? Never ever heard of chips with scrambled eggs. Yes, your hubby is quirky, I'll give you that. I'm like you, of course I don't I do anything quirky. All seems normal to me. I do like a peanut butter, mayonaise and pickle sandwich every now and then. But more often than now I do pb, mayo, and banana.
• United States
28 Jan 09
My goulash is not a soup, it's elbows, spaghetti sauce, ground beef, and sweet corn. I have had pb and banana sandwiches, but putting mayo or pickles on pb, that's pretty quirky if you ask me, lol!