A Delicacy Or Just Plain Disgusting?: MomDot’s Small Talk Six

[ 4 ] April 10, 2010 |
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It’s time, once again, for Small talk Six! On Saturdays presented by MomDot.com. Today’s topic is 6 of the most exotic or the strangest things you’ve ever eaten. You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences. 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc…

My family is from the South. They eat some pretty strange things down there. So, yes, I have tasted some pretty interesting things in my life. I always find it funny that a certain group of people look down on you if you don’t care for what is considered a delicacy in their circle. I truly think that exotic and delicacy are just poor metaphors for “it’s disgusting” and an attempt for some to prove their refined palates and “breeding”.

1) Escargot. Yes I have tried them. Yes they are snails with big shells. No they were not exactly tasty and the only reason they were palatable was because of the massive amounts of garlic they were seasoned with.

2) Raw clams. I have no idea how they actually taste because you are supposed to douse them in lemon juice and “drink” them as if they were a shot of tequila. They have the consistency of  gruel.

3) Chitlins. I said my family is from the South. They eat them down there. It’s intestines. They smell and they are gross.

4) Grilled peanut butter sandwich {Like grilled cheese, only you use peanut butter instead}. Actually it’s quite tasty. I even have a recipe for spinach-peanut butter chicken I need to break out now that The Diva has been cleared to eat PB. Yuuuum…

5) Frog Legs. They do not taste like chicken.

6) Grits with bacon. I realize this is not strange to most people but it is odd to my Husband. I love thick grits with some butter on top. I eat them using a strip of thick cut bacon as a “scoop”. Everything’s better with bacon. 😛

7) Cactus. My MIL would go out to the backyard, grab the machete and hack off a few pieces from the cactus in the corner. She would peel it, chop it and boil it with tomatoes, ground beef and chiles. Sometimes she would add hominy to it. It was pretty nasty. It’s supposed to be a Mexican delicacy. Yeah, not so much.

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  1. Hazel says:

    Chitlins – new to me. That’s some charming description of the cactus 🙂
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  2. #4 sounds good! I’ve had toasted peanut butter sandwiches before, but never grilled. Might have to try that. 🙂
    .-= Karen of 3G2S´s last blog ..My Photos (W/E 4-10-10) =-.

  3. Becca says:

    I have definitely never tried any of those things! LOL

    Do you cook the peanut butter like you would the cheese…in the sandwich?
    .-= Becca´s last blog ..Winners!!! =-.

    • Shan says:

      Yes, you make the grilled peanut butter just like you would a grilled cheese. But instead of using cheese, you use peanut butter. It’s yummy. I bet your kids would love it. 😀

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