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Old 06-14-2019, 09:51 AM   #1
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Southern Food(s)

Saw this over on one of the gun forums - and thought it was pretty cute.

I got 27 Confirmed for sure, a couple more pretty likely.

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This is all just normal food. Did not see the squirrel brains, boudin, deer, hogs, cracklings, fried catfish, boiled crawdads, blackberry cobbler, fried turkey, turduckin, sauce piquant made from a snapping turtle, watermelon, cantaloupe, fried chicken, poke salad, cornbread and buttermilk, beignets and chickory coffee, oyster stew, etc... list is not near a good listing of real Southern food.

Here is link to Poke Salad - “It will clean you out from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet.”

https://www.saveur.com/poke-sallet/

But I'm hungry now....

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Old 06-14-2019, 10:04 AM   #2
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:09 AM   #3
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26. But in my heart still Western aka go Huskies. 30 years in the land of How's yere Moma and Dem, Where ya at, You're ugly and yer Mama dresses you funny, and of course Who Dat!

Suck the heads - yeah you rite

heh heh heh - I send/go south or use Amazon for care packages every once in a while.
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25. What can I say......I'm southern boy.
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I got 20, mostly from the cajun stuff

I lived in TX 40 years we never ate most of that crap - gross!
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Don't forget the deep-fried Twinkies

26 I'm not saying I enjoyed them all. Boiled peanuts taste as if they were boiled in kerosene. And alligator must be cooked very lightly. Overcook it and it's like chewing a tire.

Frog legs? Meh. "Tastes like chicken" is true, but it means you might as well just have chicken.

And while the pig is a magical animal, supplying us with ham, pork chops, bacon, sausage, ribs, etc., I'm not interested in its feet. I know where they've been.

But most of the rest? Delicious. I can feel my arteries hardening just thinking about it.
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34, I probably have some splanin to do. Lifelong southerner, hunter, fisher and cook.

For extra credit, how many of these dishes have you personally prepared? I came up with 29.

Souse - AKA Head cheese - it is made from the meat derived from boiling a hog's head. It is similar to some French pates.
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16. Not bad for a Wildling Northerner.

But I have spent a lot of time in the South and love southern food.

Mind you, a lot of that stuff is not exclusive to the South. Had chicken livers just last week.
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2, and even those 2 I don't consider southern exclusive (cornbread and deviled eggs).

Given the choices, ask me again in 10 years and I will bet it's still under 5.
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28, and probably another 10 that I have been offered and refused to eat!

Some of those dishes are really, really good. Northerners are missing out!

On the other hand, there is no way I am eating squirrel no matter how it is prepared. They are too cute to eat. My Cajun friends eat nutria all the time but that's another one I refuse to eat (not because they are cute but because, well, yuck, they live in the canals, 'nuff said). Nutria was not on the list, though, and surprisingly, neither was boudin.
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I think 5, and probably only 1 (hush puppies) in the last 10-15 years. And probably the next 10-15 years. And I've lived more of my life in the south than not.
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Got 12. I lived for 17 years in the South but was neither born nor bred there.
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I got 13. I grew up in the New Orleans area and lived in Texas most of my adult life. But my parents were not native to the South, so we never ate that stuff at home. Over the years, I've been exposed to lots of Cajun cuisine. But never experimented with turnip greens or pigs feet. That said, I've eaten some pretty weird stuff in my road warrior days traveling around Asia. But try as they might, my Filipino coworkers could never get me to try balut. Google it.
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35, I probably have some splanin to do. Lifelong southerner, hunter, fisher and cook.

For extra credit, how many of these dishes have you personally prepared? I came up with 30.

Souse - AKA Head cheese - it is made from the meat derived from boiling a hog's head. It is similar to some French pates.

ETA: I counted burgoo. It appears to be a Kentucky version of Camp stew or Brunswick stew we make in the rest of the South.
12 plus mudbugs, boiled shrimps(grin), fried or baked fish or boiled in a T-shirt, Maquechoux, stuffed Mirliton.

Always bought Hogs Head cheese(medium not hot) from a guy in Bogalousa and candy from Ponchatoula -Heavenly Hash.

heh heh heh - and my time down there got care packages for Christmas from home - smoked Smelt, Steelhead and Salmon plus Applets and Cotlets candy.

P. S. Never tried Turducken.

AND I forgot - Fried Cabbage with BACON!!
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heh heh heh - and my time down there got care packages for Christmas from home - smoked Smelt, Steelhead and Salmon plus Applets and Cotlets candy.

P. S. Never tried Turducken.
When I was a child, we lived in Chattanooga a few years. One of my GF would bring us care packages at Christmas. They would contain southern smoked sausage, hoop cheese and a country ham.

I did not see salt mullet on the list. It was a deep south treat when I was young. I don't think it is available anymore. I have not seen it for years.
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It's not that I dislike squirrels so much as I hate them
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It's not that I dislike squirrels so much as I hate them

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...there is no way I am eating squirrel no matter how it is prepared. They are too cute to eat.
Cute? Those destructive, unsanitary, demon-eyed, fur-tailed, tree rats who claw my window screens, shred DW's bird feeders, chew the handrails on my deck and leave capers all over the place are cute?

If only there were some predator that would eat them, but all the owls and hawks and weasels and snakes in my neighborhood are slackers.
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14 for me. Haven't even heard of some of this stuff.
New to the South, so give me a few years.
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Cute? Those destructive, unsanitary, demon-eyed, fur-tailed, tree rats who claw my window screens, shred DW's bird feeders, chew the handrails on my deck and leave capers all over the place are cute?

If only there were some predator that would eat them, but all the owls and hawks and weasels and snakes in my neighborhood are slackers.
But, but.....
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