I got thinking I should devote a whole blog entry to this. There are quite a few foods I eat straight from the jar.
Foods that are supposed to be eaten/cooked with other foods.
But I can’t resist and stick a fork in the jar, or spoon some out and eat it over the sink.
(Even though I live alone, I never double dip.)
Eating from the jar is like doing something naughty. Nigella Lawson is famous for sneaking morsels of food from the fridge late at night, or eating standing up in the kitchen.
All the foods I eat from the jar are salty or spicy. I don’t eat chocolate spread straight from the jar. I don’t stock chocolate spread in my pantry.
I love the acidic, salty pickled onions. I only eat one per jar venture to the fridge. I have a Tupperware thingy just for pickled onions.
I love chilli even though it burns my skin on my face. I love the thrill of eating something really hot.
Mum made Kasundi from produce from her garden, and has given me several jars over the past two years. I’ve never actually added it as a relish to my food. Instead I have just eaten it in spoonfuls.
The ingredients for Kasundi are: tomatoes, onions, fresh garlic and ginger, chillies, salt, tumeric, cloves, oil, vinegar and sugar.
I can eat three or four at a time. I drain and pat the oil off before I eat them though. I love the fishy-saltiness of them.
Again, I love the thrill of eating jalapenos straight. I have never done alcohol shots (though does skulling a lot of straight Frangelico count??), but I imagine this is the food equivalent of doing shots.
I usually skull a glass of water or three afterwards.
Often when friends eat nachos, I steal the jalapenos.
Eating salty and spicy foods from the jar is a guilty pleasure of mine. I love it.
What foods do you eat straight from the jar?