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11-30-06, 09:30 PM #1Banned
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Southern Style Cooking...
Sorry, but I just don't like southern style cooking. I've lived in the south practically all my life and just can't get used to it.
Boiled okra on top of crowder peas, mustard greens, turnip greens, black eyed peas, chick peas, pinto beans, poke salet, chicken gizzards, cracklins, chitlins, streak-olean, fat back, fried pork skins, tripe, baked possum cooked with sweet taters, fried rattle snake, hog nuts, pickled souse meat with hog ears and snouts, scrambled eggs with onions, stewed lights, scrambled eggs with hog brains, sweet potato pie, moon pies, sweet potato pudding, etc. all SUCK. And, that goes for southern fried chicken as it's usually cooked in too much lard.
11-30-06, 09:46 PM #2
11-30-06, 10:01 PM #3
Hence why I keep a wok on hand. I live about 20 miles from the Chitlin Strut but there's no way I'm eating anything that smells THAT bad when it's being cooked.
12-01-06, 12:11 AM #4
Now I don't know too many folks that eat that crap anymore. No one can tell me that country-fried steak isn't the closest thing to ambrosia on this side of the world. Especially with fried okra and bissits... mmmmmThe virtue of spirit has no need for thanks or approval. Only the certain conviction that what has been done is right. -Jor El, as played by Marlon Brando
12-01-06, 12:15 AM #5
Scrambled eggs with onions and green peppers along with your choice of meat (bacon, sausage, ham, or steak) and home fries with cheddar cheese would be good. The hog brain and scrambled eggs doesn't sound all that appealing.
Several of these dishes I have never heard nor tasted. I don't think I want too. Where's Mickey?
Boiled okra on top of crowder peas, poke salet, cracklins, chitlins, streak-olean, fat back, tripe, hog nuts, pickled souse meat with hog ears and snouts, stewed lights, scrambled eggs with hog brains
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12-01-06, 01:38 AM #6
hmmm... I don't live in the South, and never have... But I remember seeing a fast food place down there once: "Biscuit World". Looked like a chain place, don't know if it was. Still, seemed very Southern.
I'm in rancher country out here. Lots of beef. Works well for me, but the hippie-vegetarian fiance has a bit more trouble.
12-01-06, 02:23 AM #7
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12-01-06, 02:41 AM #9
I've lived in Tennessee and Kentucky all my life, and I've never eaten anything off the list in the original post but fried chicken(not fried in lard), sweet potato pie, and moon pies.
In my area, most of that list would be considered "soul food" instead of southern food.
We eat fried okra on occasion, but I wouldn't even try to eat boiled okra.
Southern comedian Jerry Clower even had a skit about a guy who claimed to feed boiled okra to his hunting dogs. Another person tells the hunter,"I didn't think even a dog would eat boiled okra", and the hunter replies "they'll eat anything once they get hungry enough.".
Apologies to any Clower fans if I didn't get the quote 100% correct.
12-01-06, 04:56 AM #10
On a side note- some of Jerry Clower's family lives in my city.
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12-01-06, 05:14 AM #11Banned
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The greens, chickpeas and sweet taters are good. I finally got brave enough to try collard greens a couple years ago and I'm hooked. The mystery meat stuff I'll pass on though.
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12-01-06, 06:43 AM #12
stop it estada your making me hungry......and oh ducky.......the chitlin strut went pretty well.......and we closed them down early.....first year they were able to sell beer, lolAny Post I make is my opinion only!
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12-01-06, 09:13 AM #13
For a major project at work several years ago, I had to do a food tour in the South to learn the profiles of authentic Southern cooking. This meant going to lots of mom and pop places and trying almost everything. I've tasted everything on that list except possum, brains, ears and snouts. Some of it was quite good and I still eat it from time to time, other things I hope I never have to see again.
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12-01-06, 10:35 AM #15
My Grandma loves pickled pigs feet.
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I think I just threw up a little bit. I totally agree with you on this one, Esteda. Nasty. The worst of it is, how hard it is to find and get normal food for home.And Shepards we shall be,
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12-01-06, 11:13 AM #17
Eggs, scrapple and grits makes me the happiest guy on earth
12-01-06, 11:51 AM #18
And the SMELL!! I think I'm going to be sick from a sense memory.
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