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Social Circle: What's the weirdest item you've thrown on the grill?

The "Social Circle" is a group effort between readers, social networkers and the 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!"


littletinyfish | May 28, 2013 at 1:31 p.m. (report)'re gonna have to elaborate on that four-fingered hand bit.

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