1. Cola and chicken
Weirdness level: 2/10
The next time you’re cooking chicken, try adding cola.
The acidity of the soda will help tenderize the meat and lock in the flavor.
Some people saute their chicken in cola, but if you’re looking for lasting flavor, consider using the beverage as a marinade for boneless chicken.
2. Strawberries in a Caprese salad
Weirdness level: 3/10
Super sweet strawberries don’t seem to belong in a savory salad like a Caprese. Au contraire!
When strawberries are tossed with balsamic vinegar and basil leaves, their sweetness is actually heightened.
Remember this idea when fresh tomatoes are out of season. (It’ll actually make bland winter strawberries taste more berry-ish.)
3. Eggs and maple syrup
Weirdness level: 4/10
You might find eggs and maple syrup on the same breakfast plate, although not prepared together. But that’s about to change.
When combined with a runny yolk, maple syrup turns into a thick, complicated sauce.
Or if you prefer scrambled eggs, drizzle some syrup on top for a breakfast that’s sweet and savory.