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Old 07-18-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I was born in the low country, Charleston SC, and my Uncle - my daddy's brother, would always cook She-Crab Soup when I went to visit him. That is some of the most delicious stuff ever to grace my mouth.

I also loved to go shrimping in Holden Beach, NC - dragging the net - a person of each side to collect the shrimp.

She-Crab soup is big in Baltimore. It's also very popular on the Delmarva peninsula, South Jersey & Philadelphia.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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She-Crab soup is big in Baltimore. It's also very popular on the Delmarva peninsula, South Jersey & Philadelphia.

as it should be. She Crab Soup is deliciousness in a bowl.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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cook it with pork fatback until it becomes mush and you are a southern cook.
Certain things I cook I always wash my pork fatback to get some of the salt out of it. Then fry it out crisp in my cast iron frying pan. The fried fatback is good eating on a biscuit too. Other things like green beans or dried beans I just throw a piece of fatback in but I don't cook it until it's mush. It may be a bit floppy but not mush.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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who here grew up stringing and breaking bushels full of green beans???

always dreaded that lol - Mama would can them after that and put them up for the winter.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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who here grew up stringing and breaking bushels full of green beans???

always dreaded that lol - Mama would can them after that and put them up for the winter.
I grew up stringing & snapping beans (not by the bushel) & stringing & shelling peas, in Michigan. Beans were referred to as snap beans.

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Old 07-18-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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who here grew up stringing and breaking bushels full of green beans???

always dreaded that lol - Mama would can them after that and put them up for the winter.
Oh yes. Green beans, shelling peas, butter beans, etc. Not exactly high on the list of things that kids want to do.

Interestingly, I spent the weekend planting a 1/2 pound of lima bean seed. Assuming I can keep the rabbits out of it until it comes up, I plan to can these in the late summer. Back of my legs are still hurting. lol I guess perceptions of this change with time. Now that I am adult, I look back fondly at those times when I was a kid.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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How about Boiled Peanuts? As far as I can tell, this is something that is pretty unique to the Carolinas. It's hard to get them made correctly. They either have not been boiled long enough or they don't have enough salt in them. We used to make them at home but they take a long time to cook. I've got a recent innovation where I stumbled upon a pressure canned recipe that was developed in the 1980s. It lets you eat a small batch anytime you want some.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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who here grew up stringing and breaking bushels full of green beans???

always dreaded that lol - Mama would can them after that and put them up for the winter.

Oh gosh yes! On a good summer, I thought the stringing and breaking would never end.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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Growing up, Sunday afternoons were spend with my grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins stringing and breaking buckets full of beans on my grandma's back porch. My fingers hurt then, but the memories are great now. We also grew up "knowing" that the only way to cook squash was to cover it will flower and corn meal and fry it in a cast iron pan.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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How about Boiled Peanuts? As far as I can tell, this is something that is pretty unique to the Carolinas. It's hard to get them made correctly. They either have not been boiled long enough or they don't have enough salt in them. We used to make them at home but they take a long time to cook. I've got a recent innovation where I stumbled upon a pressure canned recipe that was developed in the 1980s. It lets you eat a small batch anytime you want some.
I'd like that recipe if you're willing to share...
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