The "Social Circle" is a group effort between readers, social networkers and the OnMilwaukee.com editors. Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in this column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.
Burgers and brats on the grill are a summertime staple, but sometimes cook-outs get wild and other less predictable food items end up over the flame.
The Social Circle reported grilling a number of such items, from avocado to a Pop Tart. What’s the most unusual item you’ve grilled? Weigh in via the Talkback feature.
Dan Albers: "Elk back strap!"
Matt Baran: "A frog."
Bill Bradley: "Peanut butter and jelly."
William Bunyan: "Peaches and pears."
Miles Domagalski: "Pizza."
John Ecker: "Spratchcocked chicken. Asparagus. Portobello caps. Oysters."
Michelle Hays: "This is not weird, but for the first time last summer I had grilled pineapple rings. So amazingly delicious!"
Natali Huess: "Peaches."
Larry Johnson: "Never understood eggplant on the grill. Blech!"
Jeff Jordan: "During a move, I was without a stove and I cooked bacon, eggs and toast over charcoal."
Shannon Knapp: "Pancakes."
Chris Krez: "Potato chips."
Meredith Lyon: "Cotton candy."
Tom Mollica: "I was at a bar that had wood grilled octopus so I decided to try it myself and put a whole octopus on the grill."
Michael Olen: "Pickles."
Rick Phelps: "A four-fingered hand."
Sandy Ploy: "Cupcake."
Lindsay Puetz: "Eggs."
Julie Ragland: "Haloumi cheese. Yum!"
Susie Rush: "Grapes."
Lawrence Schwarz: "Romaine lettuce cut in half and sprinkled with olive oil, blue cheese, Slat and pepper. Yum."
Eric Stilzmann: "Pop Tart."
Barbara Tabak: "Mango."
Laron Taylor: "Flying fish."
Kevin Tissot: "An onion has the right carmelization. Sugars grilled to perfection. As a youth my sisters and I baked LP records in the oven and grill to get the wave factor going."
Mike Torch: "Soft-shell crabs. My guests said it was like eating a smoky, large insect. I got out of trying through my trusty vegetarian clause."
Tim Ungrodt: "Shark fajitas."
M. Laurel Walsh: "A cabbage wedge, herbed and buttered."
Alex Wendland: "Frozen pizza, Ended up way better than in the oven."
David White: "Ramen."
Shelly Willems: "Avocado filled with tequila."
Patty Zastrow-Jankowski: "Not me, but my husband throws donut peaches on the grill until they are nicely cooked, then adds cinnamon and sugar and serves them with vanilla ice cream – yum!"