3 unorthodox foods that can get you banned or praised at the office

The season of festive gatherings and holiday potlucks is upon us. Now is the time to shine in the kitchen by introducing new recipes to your work family. While most attendees expect the epitome of casserole or homemade cookies, what if you think outside the box this year? Think about the impact you’ll leave if you decide to shake things up with unpopular dishes that your co-workers probably haven’t tasted.

It’s time to think big and leave your mark in the potluck hall of fame by showcasing these often frowned upon but well-known dishes not often seen at work lunches.

Fried Frog Legs

Before leaving this page in disgust, never to return, listen to us. Frog legs aren’t exactly screaming at potluck. However, that is the beauty of the dish. Introduce your work family to something new, something fresh, something UNIQUE, in the words of Beyonce Knowles-Carter. While some gourmands prefer this sautéed delicacy, Justapinch.com has a rather tasty fried recipe on its website that may be a little better with hungry attendees.

Pigs foot

You’re probably wrinkling your nose right now, but ask yourself, “Do I want to make potluck history or not?” You have taken the time to continue reading this article. So the answer is obviously yes. Pig’s feet are an old southern classic that you don’t often see on the millennial table. For this reason, you should seek the help of the elders to properly prepare this now taboo dish, because there is a crazy method that cannot be ignored. Take your time cleaning up that meat, because you don’t want to be responsible for a salmonella outbreak in the office, God forbid. Once properly sanitized, season and put these bad boys in the slow cooker for a few hours. iheartrecipes.com has the perfect step-by-step guide to southern pig’s feet for beginners that’s virtually foolproof.

Chicken breast pudding

An unfamiliar Turkish dish to most, chicken breast pudding contains shredded white chicken meat, cinnamon, milk, sugar, flour and vanilla extract. If you build the meal correctly, potluck lovers won’t be able to detect the chicken in the dessert. Instead, munchers will only taste a thick, sweet pudding with a unique texture reminiscent of fine hairs. Thespruceeats.com can guide you through the perfect execution of this exciting culinary beauty.

Don’t hit any of this until you try it. We realize that’s not what most people envision when they come to work on an empty stomach, ready to eat. However, it must be remembered that all foods count. But, if any of these prove too difficult for you, stick to the family-sized Popeyes Chicken Boxes and Publix Sandwich Trays you’re used to. Either way, your participation in the potluck is appreciated.

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