August 09, 2003
In response to some of the comments I received on my post about Southern Food, I need to make a few comments myself.
#1 Chicken Fried Steak is good, but it's more Texican than Southern.
#2 I should be dragged off and shot for leaving butter beans off my list.
#3 Fried fatback with biscuits and gravy isn't bad, either.
#4 Boiled peanuts are a Jawja staple. I thought everybody knew that.
#5 How could I forget Kryspy Kreme doughnuts?
#6 Anybody who calls "instant grits" GRITS should be dragged off and shot TWICE. I am a purist when it comes to grits.
#7 A Low Country Boil WITHOUT SHRIMP ain't a Low Country Boil. Goddam. That's blasphemy.
#8 There's not a whole lot of difference between "soul food" and genuine Southern Cooking.
#9 Corn bread is baked in the oven in a cast iron skillet. Period.
#10 People down South actually argue about which way fried okra cooks best. Do you slice it longways or sideways? I slice it longways. And I can eat it until my pants slide off.
I could go on, but I am finished now.
Update: I should have thought of this.
Oh, Acidman, be still my heart...they gotta be HOT, HOT, HOT Krispy Kreme donuts!
You gotta get to the window just as they are takin' them outta the oven, and then smell them alllll the way home!
Go ahead and devour them when they are still warm and sticky...yummmmyyy
Man you gotta fry Okra with it cut sideways!!! Have you ever cut up a fresh picked cucumber, dropped in a an old cool whip container with water, ice cubes and white vinegar? Damn good I tell you...especially with salt sprinkled on it. While we are talking about food, have you ever tried the old staple of freshly picked lettuce/Kale/spinach with bacon grease dripped on it along with crumbled up bacon? Talk about a heart attack waiting to happen but its damn good.
Damnit, now I'm hungry...
"THIS"??? What "THIS" What ARE you talking about, Acidman, you are about three steps ahead in your thinking than in your pecking... on the keyboard.
hey...hey...HEY!! what about "red eye" gravy?
never had it myself but i heard it can really jump start your day
Ok Acidman, where the hell is that fried chicken recipe?
I just scored some vintage Griswold #9 skillets from the 1910's and fried chicken was going to be the first thing I cooked in one and cornbread in the other.
How do you do it?
I haven't eaten good creamed corn since my grandmother died. :-(