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View Poll Results: Do you salt melons, is it Southern or not?
I don't salt my melons, it's not a Southern habit 6 10.00%
I don't salt my melons, it's a Southern habit 6 10.00%
I salt, it's Southern 6 10.00%
I salt, it's not Southern 15 25.00%
Are you crazy, putting salt on melons? 27 45.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-22-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I had two friends over for lunch last week, and I had cantaloupe for dessert. Before I served it I asked them if they wanted salt on it, which surprised them, they had never heard of salting melons. So it made me wonder if this is a southern habit, like my naievely serving sweet tea to some Michiganders, who were less than enthusiastic.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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I've never put salt on catelope but love salt on watermelon. I got that from my mom and always assumed it was the normal way to eat it!
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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Eeeeeeeewwwwww, that sounds revolting.

(And p.s.: No, I don't )
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I never salt the melons, she would slap the bejezus out of me.


Ohhhh, you mean like honeydew, watermelon and that type. Back with you now, Nope, never put salt on melons.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Central & coastal FL
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Absolutely a must for any melon. And for cantaloupe a touch of fresh ground white pepper to boot. Some former neighbors from the great state of AL liked gravy on cantaloupe for breakfast. I passed on that one. Guess the gravy had the salt in it.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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Always, except for watermelon.

So do you like cottage cheese and peaches salt and peppered, too?
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I salt watermelon. And, after visiting Hawaii and being served pineapple fresh from the field, and being offered the salt shaker, I sometimes salt that, as well.

Haven't tried it on cantaloupe or honeydew - may have to do that.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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I don't salt my melon but my hubby does and he's from New England!
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:33 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default Do I?

Watermelon, yes; honeydew and cantaloupe, no.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:37 PM
 
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Kosher salt and black pepper on mine please. Doesn't take much, but it brings out more flavor........now if I could just convince the wife of my idea.

Almost all fruit I add salt, except for bananas, cherries, grapes, that type.

All melons get the salt for sure, for me. I'm have'n cantelope for supper tonight.......salt and pepper will be close by.

It just adds to the flavor, if you taste salt you over salted it, pepper is a bit different.

It's also great on strawberries.
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