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Unknown Salad Topping

 On 7/28/2019 3:51 PM, laurel wrote:

Hello Phaedrus,
 
Enjoyed a salad with lettuce a few blueberries strawberries and a lite creamy dressing.
 
BUT, atop of this mixed said were things that looked like chow mein noodles; 
however straight, thinner, squared off like the finest julienne, browned, not oily 
and the best part was the shreds tasted like coconut!  Just yummy!
 
Just toasted coconut shreds is really all I found online, but these were all uniformly browned. 
I am stumped!
 
Could it have been some kind of noodle fried in coconut oil?
YIKES!
 
I sure would appreciate any help you can provide!
 
Respectfully,
Laurel
FL

On Jul 29, 2019, at 5:13 AM, Phaedrus wrote:

Hi Laurel,

Where did you have this salad?

Phaed

Subject: Salad Topper!
From: laurel 
Date: 7/29/2019, 7:06 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com

It was at a local ELKS where food was catered.

That little touch really elevated a ho-hum salad.

I really appreciate your efforts on my behalf.

Laurel

On Jul 29, 2019, at 8:08 AM, Phaedrus wrote:

Hi Laurel,

Sorry, if it wasn't chow mein noodles or croutons or toasted coconut, then I have no idea. Your best bet is probably to call that Elks club and ask who the caterer was, then call the caterer and ask them what was on the salad.

I'll post this for reader input.

Phaed

Subject: Salad Topper!
From: laurel 
Date:  7/29/2019, 8:51 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com

That was exactly what I planned to do if you couldn’t help.
If you would like, I will share what I learned.
Should be interesting!
Thank you very much for your time.
Respectfully,
Laurel
FL


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