Marmite. You either love it, or you hate it. Its a controversial food that tears friendships and families apart but despite this apparently 600 million pieces of Marmite and are toast consumed in the UK every year. This British brown, sticky, salty yeast extract and B12 combination is intense. And by intense, I mean do not slather it on toast, even if you love it — that is if you dare try it.
It’s a food with history, it celebrated it’s 110th birthday in 2012 and came out with a gold-flecked special edition, and now revolution is occurring — a squeezable bottle.
Here are my favourite 7 ways to eat this gooey spread if you dare (and I suppose you could use Vegemite if you are crazy enough to think it is superior, sorry Aussies):
Marmite on Toast
The classic, simply spread lightly on toast, how can you go wrong? To add butter, to not add butter that is the question.
We all love salted caramel so why not Marmite chocolate? Playing on the same taste sensations this is a winner in my book. And, as its kinda savoury, you can snack on it throughout the day.
As a Dip
One drunken stumble home revealed no carbs, but never fear, for I discovered Marmite as a dip with carrot or cucumber sticks works pretty well. Well done, drunken me. I recently tried it with celery to my housemates horror — apparently that’s the most vegan thing ever.
Homemade oven roasted marmite cashews, can’t stop eating them. So #marmite… love it or hate it? A photo posted by Elsa Brobbey (@elsbro) on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:17am PDT
Protein and B12 — A vegans dream. Think roasted cashews with a bit of salt but with a more intense flavour. Make them at home or grab a pack online if you are in America (they are in UK supermarkets).
My dad goes for the standard Marmite and cheese combo (with extra cheddar) but personally I prefer topping mine with spinach, lettuce and tomato. They work pretty well grilled too.
If the domestic goddess that is Nigella Lawson thinks this recipe works then I am sure you can give it a go. My Italian grandparents would be horrified, but it’s an easy uni meal fix.
This is one from Marmite itself, and perfect for those who fear actual cooking. Instead of the usual bagel pizza with a bit of tomato and cheese on top they recommend adding Marmite as the base layer and then the tomato and cheese before putting it under the grill.
#SpoonTip: Marmite even more own recipies
But, whatever you do, do not take a spoonful on it. #instantregret