Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thursday Southern Portrait.....





I've done a lot of travelling about The South, and a
mystery to me is Boiled Peanuts. (Pronounced Bowled Peanuts)
They seem like such an interesting treat whilst being
near them, but upon purchasing them, ANY flavor mind you,
what the real mystery is...Why do I keep buying them?
They are mushy, gritty, and they SUCK!
They are merely an excuse to wash them down with Cold Beer!
I should stick to...
Grits, Fried Pickles, Hush Puppies, Black-Eyed Peas, Hoppin John,
Fried Okra, Gumbo, Gator, Catfish, Collard Greens,
Raccoon Kabobs (Ring-Tailed Suprise), Possom, Craw-Daddy's,
Pecan Pie (Pronounced Pea Kahn, a Pee-Can is what a Trucker uses),
ANYTHING Southern other than Boiled Peanuts!!!!
I do love The South though (Except for Termites, Chiggers, Cotton-
Mouths, Copper-Heads, and Jimmy Swaggart!)
See you Thursday 8:00 PM EST.
(Exceptin from 9-10 PM, thats when an ALL New Swamp People airs
on The History Channel....:-))

18 comments:

izzy said...

Well that is quite a list of VAR-MINTS, you gave- I surely have heard some about the size and voracity of some critters down thar... Won't try the BOILED peanuts
eye-thuh....thanxxx.

Caty said...

I agree, boiled peanuts...blah!! But fried (dill) pickles dipped in ranch dressing-one of my favorite appetizers!

lime said...

peas peas peas peas eating goober peas!

hedgewitch said...

My old man is addicted to Swamp People--sigh. If there's a full head of teeth in the whole bunch it's only by combining them and taking a group count. And yes, boiled peanuts are weird. Fried okra, however, rules. I'm not eating raccoon though--we have a deal--I don't eat them and they don't try to eat me. See you tomorrow, G.

PattiKen said...

I totally agree about the bowled peanuts. Blech. But you forgot to mention palmetto bugs on the hate list. Five times the size of a normal cockroach, and they FLY!

Helen said...

I've been in Georgia and Florida since January 5th .. had my first fried pickles, bbq oysters, shrimp right from the boat, blueberry beer and don't look forward to leaving for home tomorrow. No, I didn't succumb to the boiled peanuts.

gab said...

I know alot about pee-cans lol as Mr Gab was a trucker but hey he found using a empty pop bottle worked better....pee bottle? lol Ive never been south long enough to try boiled peanuts....maybe some day

Brian Miller said...

they do suck man...they are horrible things...banging out my 55 now...see you tomorrow...

Akum said...

Well, that is something new to me..

Polly Janos said...

I agree with you on the boiled peanuts...blech. But what are your thoughts on liver mush?

Akelamalu said...

Don't think I've ever had boiled peanuts, dry roasted yes. My favourite nuts are Cashews. :)

See you tomorrow. x

Jannie Funster said...

And sometimes truckers pee in bowls, the ones the pay-nuts are bowled in.

xoxo

Doctor FTSE said...

Bowl 'em till you can stand your spoon up in 'em, I say.

hope said...

Not a southerner amongst you, huh? :) *shakes head*

I suppose they're an acquired taste if you didn't grow up on them like I did: they're better cold when the weather is HOT! And for the record, my father-in-law was from the U.P. in Michigan and he LOVED them! Then again, I say Pee-can and he'd always tell me that's what he carried in his boat. I then referred to them as "nuts".

One slight correction Sir: they're peanuts, not a bowling ball. Sounds more like "Bald" peanuts for those with a deeper southern accent than even I have. :) Probably why baby Bro thought they were "bald headed p-nuts".

Donnetta said...

Oooo. I hate boiled peanuts. But love lots of that other Southern stuff. Wish I had me some grits about now.

Guess what!! It is Thursday and my 55er is up! I thought you would be glad...D

TALON said...

Just putting "boiled" next to peanuts tells me I'd probably not like them. Maybe they're an acquired taste? One I know in advance I'll never acquire myself :)

Dani said...

Nope don't see them on my top 10 of favorite southern treats
You can have them and the raccoons

Secret Agent Woman said...

Actually, the pronunciation is between boiled and bold - a sound I've never heard a northerner reproduce accurately. But man, I love me some fresh boiled peanuts. If they are done right, they are never mushy or gritty.

And also - in Georgia, everyone I know says pe-CAHN pie - emphasis on the second syllable with a broad a.