Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Am I An Honorary Southerner Yet?

I only ask because I have now eaten fried pickles. The picture here looks like pickle chips. I was served pickle spears. I couldn't find a more appropriate picture in the limited time allowed. Close enough for rock and roll.

PS - They were goooooood!

14 Comments:

Blogger Marni said...

I am a born and raised Southern girl and have never had fried pickles... ewwww....

You said they were good? Hmmmm. Maybe I'll try 'em.

10:03 AM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

I'm with my cousin; never tried them, either.

Now, fried okra is another story. That's some good eatin', y'all.

11:33 AM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger Old Lady said...

If you ate a fried pickle, you are an honorary southerner. Now, your next mission is to find a watermelon rind cake.

12:19 PM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Marni & Beth: The difference is I'd never even heard of them, let alone seen them, let alone tried them.

OL: Thanks, and I'll keep my eyes "peeled" for the rind cake...I slay me.

1:11 PM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

Fried Dill Pickles are not a southern food. We only fry them so we can sell them to yankees that want to think they're eating southern food.

But the watermelon rind thing is spot on.

If you want the quintessential southern food just stop at a fruit stand and get you some boiled peanuts.

Nothing says southern better than a bag of gooey goobers.

2:06 PM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Thanks for the link!

Finally, a fried food that Elvis would've definitely turned down...

No thank ya, very much, uh-uh!

2:54 PM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

KK: I'll spend the rest of the evening pondering the difference between a food that is absolutely unavailable ANYWHERE but the south and a true "southern food". I'll watch for the boiled peanuts, though.

WP: Elvis has left the building, but you're welcome for the link. I officially endorse your blog.

4:57 PM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger Dale said...

Mmm, pickles and deep fried? I'd try them for no reason other than the novelty.

8:32 PM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger KLee said...

Nope, no deep fried pickles for this southern gal, thenk yew. I will have some grits, though.

And if you're REALLY southern, you could go for stuff like neckbones and noodles. I don't eat that stuff. My dad was a Yankee, and we replaced the really Southern stuff with edible Yankee stuff. Like pot roast and sausage stuffing.

8:38 PM, August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Glassmeow said...

So they're NOT really Southern? Deep fried pickles. The guy from Florida here in the office and a local barbeque joint have been having us on.

Tried the fried pickles. Frickles, they called 'em. They weren't bad. Fresh. Don't do them as take out. Soggy fried pickles are nasty!

10:00 PM, August 22, 2006  
Blogger Marni said...

Boiled peanuts and an ice cold beer while watching the Dawgs on TV! Fall is in the air!

6:28 AM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

OK, yes yes yes, fried dill pickles are only available in the south - but they aren't southern food.

I'm sorry if that sounds like an oxymoron - but fried dill pickles were invented by catfish houses throughout the south sometime in the 70's.

Hell, we'll fry anything - snickers, sno-balls, ice cream - it doesn't matter, we'll just fry it.

8:10 AM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

I hate boiled peanuts. Slimy. Almost as bad as boiled okra.

11:53 AM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

"I hate boiled peanuts. Slimy. Almost as bad as boiled okra."

I thought it was "goober peas." You know, like the "what did I see? Tennesse Militia, eating goober peas."

1:27 AM, August 24, 2006  

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