A Channel 4 has been surrounded in controversy this morning after it created a parmo with some interesting ingredients.

People across the UK have taken to Twitter to voice their shock after the recipe was created on air this morning.

The show is known for their food and chat and today was no different with their take on the classic parmo – however, this time it was cooked with ham, pineapple and tomato sauce on top.

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Many people were shocked with the decision, one Twitter user branded it “the worst thing I have ever seen.”

They added: “Tomato sauce and pineapple on it, get in the bin.”

Someone else added: “Tomato does not belong on a parmo. What are you doing?”

Another person pointed out: “Can’t be a proper Parmo with tomato sauce on in Middlesbrough.”

Another twitter user was left “astonished” after the decision to add tomato sauce on the parmo.

He added: “That's like adding sugar to a cheese sandwich.”

Others have been left wondering what a Parmo even is, someone adding: “What’s a parmo? Is it a Parmesania?” – However they later reveal they are American.

Traditionally a parmo, which originates on Teesside, is cooked with breaded chicken or pork topped with a white bechamel sauce and cheese, usually cheddar cheese.

The dish is said to have been created by an Italian navy chef after being wounded off the coast of France and being treated in James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

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 He stayed in Middlesbrough and opened a restaurant, The American Grill, on Linthorpe Road, where he created parmo in 1958

What do you think? Have your say on the controversial recipe here


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