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(Mirror.co.uk)   The ideal topping for strawberries? Parmesan, according to some insane person   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2021-07-08 9:52:12 AM  
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2021-07-08 10:18:43 AM  
The ideal topping for strawberries is more strawberries.

Then a glaze of sugar and water, thickened with cornstarch (add flavored instant gelatin for color)

Put into a pie shell, let congeal.  Slice, add whipped cream, and enjoy.

Fark right off with your 'parmesan' sh**
 
2021-07-08 11:01:13 AM  
We all have thrown together random foods, whether as a kid or drunk/high, but we eventually figure out "hell no, no one in their right mind makes a peanut butter egg salad sandwich". Hey, maybe anchovies go great in hot chocolate, but drink that after you're sober and see if you say the same.
 
2021-07-08 11:05:47 AM  
Sanity is best reserved for more important things.

I couldn't tell you what those might be as my sanity fled my skull many years ago.
 
2021-07-08 11:14:52 AM  
I guess I can squeeze one more use out of this.
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2021-07-08 11:18:29 AM  
This one sounded weird to me the first time I heard about it, but watermelon and feta cheese is pretty good.
 
2021-07-08 11:20:26 AM  

testosteronephobe: I guess I can squeeze one more use out of this.
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I see your horse manure strawberries and raise you a:

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I can get behind cheese on strawberries--hell, strawberry cheesecake is definitely a thing--but I'm not convinced parmesan is the way to go there. Maybe manchego?
 
2021-07-08 11:22:29 AM  

kolpanic: This one sounded weird to me the first time I heard about it, but watermelon and feta cheese is pretty good.


Yup. I've had some damned good savory watermelon salads.
 
2021-07-08 11:27:56 AM  

kolpanic: This one sounded weird to me the first time I heard about it, but watermelon and feta cheese is pretty good.


I took a vacation in Turkey a decade or so ago.

The breakfast we got at one hotel was a brick of feta with honey on it, watermelon, cucumber, and eggs.

It was delicious.  Honey, feta, and watermelon go great together.


For TFA, I could see a salty cheese going well with berries.  I wouldn't say instead of cream (or yoghurt, or cottage cheese, etc), but I could see it being another thing to try.  If we weren't just past strawberry season at our local farm stands I'd try it next week.
 
2021-07-08 11:45:56 AM  
On top...? Ah. You misunderstand. Strawberries go on top, once the person underneath stops giggling.
 
2021-07-08 11:49:44 AM  

testosteronephobe: I guess I can squeeze one more use out of this.
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I don't know that horse manure on whipped cream would be much of an improvement
 
2021-07-08 12:06:53 PM  
Good strawberries don't need a topping.
 
2021-07-08 12:38:35 PM  
Stick cinnamon, mashed blueberries, one mashed banana, a shiat-ton of honey, warmish water, ale yeast, and an airlock.
 
2021-07-08 2:39:27 PM  
*Acceptable* answers are:

1) Sugar
2) Whipped Cream
3) Chocolate
 
2021-07-08 2:41:29 PM  

Chariset: The ideal topping for strawberries is more strawberries.

Then a glaze of sugar and water, thickened with cornstarch (add flavored instant gelatin for color)

Put into a pie shell, let congeal.  Slice, add whipped cream, and enjoy.

Fark right off with your 'parmesan' sh**


That is almost *exactly* my Mom's recipe for strawberry pie.  If you were fortunate enough to have that, you are truly blessed!
 
2021-07-08 2:42:34 PM  
I was going to say more strawberries, but they are also good with whipped  cream and baking soda biscuits, sliced to form a sort of, I guess you might call it "short cake". Much better than strawberries on literal gateau cake.
 
2021-07-08 3:10:25 PM  
Cover them with whatever you want, then put them in the trash.

Strawberry preserves, however, are BLISS.
 
2021-07-08 5:00:13 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Good strawberries don't need a topping.


It's strawberry season at the local farm.  We eat them by the quart.  So good.
 
2021-07-08 5:46:04 PM  
The flavor profile seems like it might be good, I'm not sure about a grated dryish cheese though.  Strawberries are too sweet and benefit from contrast and cheese will do it.  Maybe something like Asiago or Fontina instead of Parmesian.
 
2021-07-08 5:47:52 PM  

kolpanic: This one sounded weird to me the first time I heard about it, but watermelon and feta cheese is pretty good.


One odd combo I found to be great is blue cheese and fig jam.
 
2021-07-08 6:21:35 PM  
Slices of ripe strawberries with a light dusting of freshly cracked black pepper. Sounds wrong, but is oh so right.
 
2021-07-08 10:04:07 PM  
Seriously, no one's mentioned balsamic yet?!

Chilled strawberries mixed with balsamic and sugar is summer heaven.
 
2021-07-08 11:15:13 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: That is almost *exactly* my Mom's recipe for strawberry pie


It's off a recipe card from my mom, and I'm sure it originated on the back of a box of cornstarch or Jell-O.  It woks, though.

Wash and de-stem enough strawberries to fill a 9 inch pie shell.  Cut in halves or quarters as needed.

Blend 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1 cup sugar.  Combine with 1 cup water in saucepan and cook until thick [magical moment, this -- almost the exact instant it starts boiling, it rolls over and turns into gel].  Remove from heat and stir in 3 oz. packet of strawberry flavored gelatin.  Allow to cool slightly before pouring over berries in shell.

Chill in refrigerator for 2-3 or until glaze has set.  Garnish with whipped cream.
 
2021-07-08 11:16:00 PM  
2-3 hours, that is.
 
2021-07-09 12:52:19 AM  

Chariset: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: That is almost *exactly* my Mom's recipe for strawberry pie

It's off a recipe card from my mom, and I'm sure it originated on the back of a box of cornstarch or Jell-O.  It woks, though.

Wash and de-stem enough strawberries to fill a 9 inch pie shell.  Cut in halves or quarters as needed.

Blend 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1 cup sugar.  Combine with 1 cup water in saucepan and cook until thick [magical moment, this -- almost the exact instant it starts boiling, it rolls over and turns into gel].  Remove from heat and stir in 3 oz. packet of strawberry flavored gelatin.  Allow to cool slightly before pouring over berries in shell.

Chill in refrigerator for 2-3 or until glaze has set.  Garnish with whipped cream.


Thank you!  I'll have to see if I can work up the courage to try this - it sounds spot on.

I've managed to recover some of Mom's recipes and learned how to make them - Ham Loaf, Buckwheat Pancakes, 'Raw Fried' Potatoes, etc.  I've actually gotten good at the buckwheat cakes, but I had despaired of ever tasting her strawberry pie again.
 
2021-07-09 1:37:17 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I'll have to see if I can work up the courage to try this


It's easy.  The hardest part is washing, stemming, and cutting up the berries.  It takes at least two pounds.  (Though you do get to eat the culls)

Don't forget to bake the pie shell first.  A pre-made one from the store is fine.  It's basically just a container for all the strawberry goodness.

(Funny how I'm not afraid to make any kind of pie, but the thought of making my own pie CRUST gives me the willies)
 
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