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Friday, February 5, 2010

Idle Chatter

I've received a few comments about my post on the fact that I do not like to sit down and enjoy a shovelful of crawfish for a meal. I apologize, but will not relent.
I understand there are people in the world who do enjoy this particular delicacy, and I support them in their decision to sit down with a yard of those little critters and enjoy.
From what I could see from the tables around me, Crawfish are something you had to grow up eatin. There seemed to be quite a technique to eating those rock dwellers. There was so much breaking and blowing and sucking going on, I thought I was in a 1st year glass blowing class.
It just seemed like too much work.

I'm from Philadelphia and our city boasts of producing the best Scrapple in the world. Many people who haven't grown up eating this delicious processed block of scraps off the butcher shop floor don't know what it is and think I am crazy to ingest just one bite. Let me give you a tip, nobody knows what it is. It's probably best we don't know.

So, to crawfish lovers everywhere, enjoy. Next time your in Philly, try some scrapple and maybe I'll attack some crawfish.
Just maybe.

9 comments:

Frau said...

Both sound ummmm disgusting! Have a wonderful weekend.

Chandrika Shubham said...

Nice photo on the left side of screen. :)
Best wishes. :)

slommler said...

And all I can say is "Barf"! Enough said!
Hugs
SueAnn

Melinda said...

One of the things I remember most about childhood visits to my Grandmother's house in DE is Scrapple. My brothers and I thought we were getting ready to play a board game until she served our plates! We loved it. That and Tastykakes. She used to mail us boxes of those. Once when she came to visit, we took her crawfishing and she said she would never eat anything that lived in the mud!

beth said...

well, for me being from wisconsin....we have the best cheese curds ever and if you fry them, even better and people are all ewwwww, curds....what's a cheese curd ?

do you know what a cheese curd is ? I think you would eat a whole basket of them with me :)

AND I would totally do the scrapple before the crawfish any day :)
even though your description grossed me out a little bit, I'm a midwestern girl and we're tough that way !

dogfaeriex5 said...

my grandpa taught us how to fish using the crawdads as bait, so i will never eat them...gross...thanks for stopping at my blog...biggie does love his snow and i adore him slobber and all...do you stay in the USA or travel the seas of the world?
take care~kim

dogfaeriex5 said...

my grandpa taught us how to fish using the crawdads as bait, so i will never eat them...gross...thanks for stopping at my blog...biggie does love his snow and i adore him slobber and all...do you stay in the USA or travel the seas of the world?
take care~kim

Diahn said...

That's a deal...I adore crawfish, but don't get to eat them often anymore - they don't seem to think much of them in DC. I've never even heard of scrapple, but I'd be happy to give it a shot just to see you handle a mudbug...

dcpeg said...

Uh -- lard and dirt? That's what scrapple is to me. Hey - maybe you could use it to bait crawfish!