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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2019-01-03 03:04 pm

The definition of salad

Belovedest made tater tots last night, and we all had some (except the cats). They added some of the cooked ground beef and some cheese, and said something about stretching the definition of salad.

This was clearly (to me, anyway) in the same spirit of shitposting about the definition of sandwiches. So I considered my rules. "If it doesn't have anything that looks like it's photosynthesized recently, it's nachos," I declared.

This was accepted. Though I think the thing that makes it a nacho is the melted cheese. (By which definition, a staple of my childhood was rice nachos.)
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[personal profile] melannen 2019-01-04 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
I think I agree that nachos must have either chips or tortillas of SOME kind involved. Although of course then we could argue about whether tater tots are chips.

I think I would call your meal a deconstructed loaded baked potato, myself.(Anytime I can use the word "deconstructed" to describe that kind of meal it makes me very happy.)

I think for me the most important factor in a salad is it is a mix of at least two ingredients that is not a dessert and is served cold. I have never heard of "hot" potato salad before, I am not pleased to learn, and I'm pretty sure what that is, is a "casserole". :P Maybe I could finagle it to "a dish of at least two mixed ingredients that is not a dessert where the ingredients are not cooked together."
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[personal profile] vass 2019-01-04 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
I'm no expert, but I suspect that Cronch is a necessary textural attribute of nachos.
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[personal profile] melannen 2019-01-04 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
I like that!

Maybe it's as simple as "nachos should never be eaten with utensils. Salads always should."
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[personal profile] archangelbeth 2019-01-05 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
*eats salads as finger-foods, dipping into dressing, until it's down to the additives*
*is a barbarian, yes*