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Old 08-06-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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Deep Fried beef liver. It`s true. A few years ago, a beef co. came up with it....didn`t go over very well
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Good lord! I've never even heard of any of them and can't say I'm sorry about it.
me too and I have always thought deep fried pickles was a bit silly, regardless of how they are done. I had them only once, that seemed to enough for my tunny and my curiosity. Well my tummy did fine, it is used to having pretty weird things fill it but my curiosity still wonders what the attraction is with fried pickled?
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:28 PM
 
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This thread seems to be a good place to note that people living outside of the Southeast US sometimes think Southerners eat fried green tomatoes all the time (hence even a movie name).

At least in my area, that item only shows up sporadically on menus, and it's mostly in restaurants that try to replicate a Southern diner in a way that appeals to hipsters rather than the real deal. Fried okra, squash, and hush puppies (fried corn meal) is more common in my neck of the woods.
Since when is fried green tomatoes a Southern thing? My entire family ate them every summer, with pepper. From Indiana. Can't get much north-er than that. (Not counting Alaska)

It's a RURAL thing. Not a Southern thing.
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:53 PM
 
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Since when is fried green tomatoes a Southern thing? My entire family ate them every summer, with pepper. From Indiana. Can't get much north-er than that. (Not counting Alaska)

It's a RURAL thing. Not a Southern thing.
Not even - my grandmother used to make them in suburban New Jersey. She grew up in Trenton. It's more anyplace where tomatoes are plentiful I think
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:11 PM
 
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They all sound pretty revolting and many of them seem to be popular at state fairs. I hope people stay far away from roller coasters after indulging.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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I was never a fan of fried foods but I always made it a point to at least sample the grand prize winner in that category at the Texas State Fair. Most were better than they sound. The very best ever was the deep fried jambalaya. Yum.

Here's this year's semi-finalists, sadly we've moved away so I won't get to sample the winner:
https://bigtex.com/announcing-the-20...emi-finalists/
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:09 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Since when is fried green tomatoes a Southern thing? My entire family ate them every summer, with pepper. From Indiana. Can't get much north-er than that. (Not counting Alaska)

It's a RURAL thing. Not a Southern thing.
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Not even - my grandmother used to make them in suburban New Jersey. She grew up in Trenton. It's more anyplace where tomatoes are plentiful I think
Thank you! Your examples are helping to prove my point if it wasn't clear earlier. The point being that the food is often tagged as a Southern mainstay, but really it's not all that endemic to the South.

https://www.bonappetit.com/entertain...green-tomatoes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fried_Green_Tomatoes (notice the origin in rural Alabama)

I knew City Data participants would know better!
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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From the article: "Fried Scorpion (Arizona)

Don't worry, it's dead: battered, fried, and served plain or dipped in chocolate, fried scorpions have southwesterners getting their ultimate revenge on the desert menace with an adaptation of a Chinese delicacy. Other backyard creatures-turned-snack options include crickets, grasshoppers, and lizards."

How lame can Arizonans get? Why would anyone want to eat a killed poisonous animal?
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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At one fair in my more foolish youthful try it, it might taste good. I did try a deep fried Twinkie. Only once. And then for awhile there was one of the more popular chocolate candy bars being deep fried. I never bit on that one. Pun intended.
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I literally feel sick just reading that....
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