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Hog Fries?
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Old John    Posted 04-07-2004 at 06:17:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi All,

Reading some of the stories & stuff on here, about eating this & that, got me thinking, about when I was a lot younger.
I grew up on a little place, 40 acres, in SE Indiana, that my Folks had bought as a place to raise us boys. I'm the oldest of nine, 8 boys, & 1 sister.
Anyway, one summer I sorta worked for a Vet, whenever he needed extra help, mostly with
dehorning & cutting calves, or cutting & vacinating shoats. A dollar an hour & hard work at that.
A couplea times, where it was going to be a bigger
place, I'd take along two, 5 gallon plastic buckets, with snap on lids.
Yup, you guessed it. I got to take home some of the hog fries. Mom would clean them & set them in the fridge in big pans of salt water, to soak over night. She'd put some of them in the freezer. But she'd fix some for supper, the next day.
She'd slice them roll them in egg & flour, & fry them.
She always told my brothers, they were pork cutlets. Everybody ate good at our house.
I haven't had a hog fry sandwich in years & years.
But, I bet some of you Folks have that on occasion.
Last time I had one it was at a tavern, a few years ago, that had 'em on Wednesday nights, with quarter-a-glass beer. Anyone remember that?
I do know a place that serves brains & eggs, on
Saturday & Sunday mornings, though.
'Til Later.........
Old John

KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 06:38:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never had hog fries, sounds good though. Haev to go look up a recipe and see about it. Got a good recipe?

jeanette    Posted 04-07-2004 at 06:31:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
i grew up on them.. my mom also made pickled heart and tongue ground up into sandwitch spread, i don't know if i could ever eat that stuff now. anybody ever eat cracklins?

KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 06:34:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of the local BBQ places thats been around for a long time puts cracklins in their cornbread. It's pretty good, I like it. Can't say I have ever had pickled heart and tongue though.

Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 06:20:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do my hog fries using corn meal before I fry em....tried and will pass on the brains/eggs! LOL!

KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 06:36:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, don't want to eat brains. Especially after watching that movie where Hannibal Lecter pan fries and eats a portion of Ray Liotta's brain, while he is awake. Of all the gross movies, that was just way to real for me. No, no brains for me..nonononononono.

Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 07:31:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess we won't be serving them up in da Saloon eh Kelly?? :^)

KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 07:41:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, nonononononono...bad, causes nightmares...;)

Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 07:43:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep....bad enuff we gots drunken cowboys an horses ta deal wit...

rhouston    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:58:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmmmm must be draft horses eh ???

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