Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Weirdest Food You Love

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About a dozen kohlrabi’s sitting on top of each other. They are whole and unwashed. I’m bending the rules this week and giving two answers to the prompt because I know we’ve had at least one vegetarian participate in the past. I don’t want to make them read about something that might bother them.

My Vegetarian Answer: Kohlrabi. Sometimes it’s also known as a German Turnip. The flesh of this vegetable is white and looks and feels like a lot like a radish. The taste is quite mild and delicious, though. My grandmother grows them in her garden and serves them as a snack on their own or sometimes sliced and then put on a piece of buttered bread just like you would with radish slices.

My Non-Vegetarian Answer: Frog legs. I grew up in a rural part of North America where people ate such things at home as well as in local restaurants! It’s definitely an acquired and gamey taste, but I sure liked it when I was a kid.

I do not think my answers are actually that unusual, but we’ll see what the rest of you have to say in your posts!


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22 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Weirdest Food You Love

  1. Frog legs are at least unusual in my area of the country… at least, I think so. It may be that they’re extremely common, just not among the company I keep. I’ve never heard of Kohlrabi before, though — I’ll have to try that out!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I’ve heard of kohlrabi, but never tried it… will put it on my grocery list for this month. And I LOVE frog legs…. such a delicate taste. Mama tried cooking them one time and freaked out when they jumped in the pan, so would never make them again. Fortunately, there’s a restaurant nearby that serves them.

    • You’re welcome. I hope you like kohlrabi! I believe it’s in season about now (ish).

      It’s cool that you like frog legs. Their ability to jump in the pan is one reason why I don’t make them myself. It’s a little eerie. Haha.

  3. I didn’t know there are part of America where people eat frog legs.

  4. I appreciate you providing the vegetable and the meat option. I once ate frogs legs, and found them okay, but that was on a trip abroad. I don’t think I’ve tried Kohlrabi.

  5. I never heard of Kohlrabi before and it sounds delicious! I went to my husband’s family reunion once and they were all cooking and eating frog legs. I didn’t have any, but everyone else seemed to love them!

  6. The foods I mention to people which are most often considered “weird” are only weird because the people I talk to didn’t grow up with them. Several Chinese desserts for example, are perfectly normal to me but when I speak to my (white or at least non-Asian) friends, they find them weird.

    Probably the one that I love the most is nian gao, a sticky dessert made for Chinese New Year. It’s only got 3 ingredients: water, glutinous rice flour, and brown sugar, but I love it. It is rather an acquired taste, though.

    Kohlrabi is new to me! I’ll be curious to try it if I find it.

    • That makes a lot of senes. Nano gao sounds very interesting. I’ll have to try it someday.

      I hope you like kohlrabi. It’s such a versatile vegetable.

  7. Frog legs are pretty common in my area of rural Indiana. Not a fan, but my Dad, BF, and Son sure love them! I am a native Hoosier, but grew up in the South. They fry EVERYTHING in the South…literally…

    • Heh, I’ve heard that about the south!

      And, yeah, frog legs seem to be one of those foods that people have strong emotions about whether they’re positive or negative ones. 🙂

  8. Never heard of Kohlrabi, finally found someone who likes frog legs. Afraid it would bring back memories of dissecting a frog in biology class.

    • Did you first try them as an adult, then?

      I was pretty little when I first remember eating them, so it was less weird to dissect frogs in high school biology. Although I will admit to not eating any frog that semester. haha.

  9. I’m pretty sure I’ve had kohlrabi before but I’ve never heard of having slices of it – or radish – on buttered bread!

    • Interesting! How did you eat it?

      My family is German Mennonite, so I don’t know if that recipe comes from the German or the Mennonite influences. Or maybe it was simply a frugal snack. 🙂

  10. I’ve had frog legs a couple of times and didn’t mind them, although they didn’t have a lot of flavour.

    • Interesting!

      I wonder if different types of frogs taste different? I’ve only ever eaten wild ones, so maybe ones from frog farms* are milder?

      *if they exist?

  11. This is such a fun question, though I don’t think I have a fun answer heh. I find your answers fascinating, as I have never had either of these- never even heard of the Kohlrabi, so I learned about something new today!

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