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Originally Posted by cariage

I am in southern Louisiana and I use taso in beans, jambalaya and anything else I can find to put it in. do any of you use taso and if so, how does it compare to country ham?



I'm beginning to feel ignorant. What is taso? I tried looking it up in the dictionary and couldn't find it.

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post #137 of 158
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Originally Posted by DelightsByE

Second, I wanted to share what I did tonight, I stopped at the grocery store on my way home, and I couldn't believe my eyes, I found a package of something like 4 pounds of what was labeled "bacon ends" for 2.99...



I bought a package like that at Wal-Mart recently. I took it home, divided it up into little snack-sized ziplocks and put them in the freezer. Then, when I make soup, green bean, pot o' beans, or roast or whatever (usually in the crockpot), I will just take a baggie out of the freezer and dump it in.
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Originally Posted by lionladydi

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Originally Posted by cariage

I am in southern Louisiana and I use taso in beans, jambalaya and anything else I can find to put it in. do any of you use taso and if so, how does it compare to country ham?



I'm beginning to feel ignorant. What is taso? I tried looking it up in the dictionary and couldn't find it.

Diane



Cariage will correct me if I'm wrong as I've never had tasso, but I believe it is a cured ham that is prominent in Cajun cooking, it's kind of dry cured of a consistency similar to country ham, but spiced as well. I've seen Emeril Lagasse cook with it a lot. If I could find it around here, I'm sure it would be in my kitchen on a consistent basis!
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post #139 of 158
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Why would you put bacon grease in green beans? Do you fry them?

Normally, not. I just toss some fried bacon and onion in with the water when I cook the beans; however, you can fry fresh -not canned or frozen-green beans with bacon and onion slowly in a covered skillet, much as you would slow fried potatoes. It takes a while, 45-60 minutes, and they are definitely funny looking (wizened and browned) when done but as Alton Brown would say they are definitely Good Eats.
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Thanks DelightsbyE. I looked it up spelled "tasso' and found several definitions. Said calling it ham was a misnomer as it was actually made from the shoulder of the pig. Being on CC is better than going to college. I just learn so darn much.........I'm a walking book of knowledge sometimes. icon_lol.gif My Red Hat friend moved here from New Orleans so I bet she can tell me all about it.

Narie, have you tried the battered deep fried green beans? I had them at TGIFriday's and they were delicious. If it will hold still long enough here in the Ozarks someone will figure out how to batter and deep fry it. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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Narie, have you tried the battered deep fried green beans? I had them at TGIFriday's and they were delicious.



I've tried them - YUMMMMMMM Its ALMOST like eating real vegetables! I kidded my DH last time we were there because he was going to order a salad with his meal, opted for the bean fries instead - his argument was, they couldn't be any worse for you than covering vegs in cheese sauce, which Americans frequently serve to KIDS....so he figured they were healthy enough. Of course, they are still better than fried potatoes...

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If it will hold still long enough here in the Ozarks someone will figure out how to batter and deep fry it. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Diane



You know - I had a friend back in the day - he used to batter and fry pre-cooked breakfast sausage links for breakfast. WOW.
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post #142 of 158
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You know - I had a friend back in the day - he used to batter and fry pre-cooked breakfast sausage links for breakfast. WOW.



When I saw them deep fry Hostess Twinkies and Oreos, I thought I had seen it all. Last year they deep fried Coca Cola at the fair. Haven't figured that one out yet. Of course, one of our major fund raisers for Lions Club is funnel cakes and yesterday I found a recipe for pumpkin funnel cakes. My wheels started spinning thinking how well those would sell at Octoberfest! icon_lol.gif

I also fell in love with the fried macaroni and cheese at TGIF. icon_surprised.gif

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You know - I had a friend back in the day - he used to batter and fry pre-cooked breakfast sausage links for breakfast. WOW.



When I saw them deep fry Hostess Twinkies and Oreos, I thought I had seen it all. Last year they deep fried Coca Cola at the fair. Haven't figured that one out yet. Of course, one of our major fund raisers for Lions Club is funnel cakes and yesterday I found a recipe for pumpkin funnel cakes. My wheels started spinning thinking how well those would sell at Octoberfest! icon_lol.gif

I also fell in love with the fried macaroni and cheese at TGIF. icon_surprised.gif

Diane



I've done fried mac&cheese...learned that nifty trick from Alton Brown... thumbs_up.gif

How'd they fry Coca Cola???? icon_confused.gif
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post #144 of 158
I don't know. I just heard them talking about it on the evening news from Springfield where the fair is held.

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post #145 of 158
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I don't know. I just heard them talking about it on the evening news from Springfield where the fair is held.

Diane



http://www.wftv.com/foodnews/9789814/detail.html Hate it when I say I don't know without trying to find out. Found this link..........

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Found this - is this what you were talking about?

http://www.wftv.com/foodnews/9789814/detail.html
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post #147 of 158
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JINX - YOU OWE ME A COKE!!!!

Fried or otherwise!
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post #148 of 158
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JINX - YOU OWE ME A COKE!!!!

Fried or otherwise!



Too funny..........my mom always said "Great minds run the same channel." Okay.........I'll owe you a Coke. My sister and I were laughing this summer about how we used to say that when we were kids. That, or just plain, "Coke on you."

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You know - I had no idea until your recent post that the "lion" in your moniker referred to the Lion's Club....my DH is a Lion too, he's trying to get me into the Lioness group here but I just can't find the time at the moment....
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post #150 of 158
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You know - I had no idea until your recent post that the "lion" in your moniker referred to the Lion's Club....my DH is a Lion too, he's trying to get me into the Lioness group here but I just can't find the time at the moment....



No way I would join the Lioness group. I'm a Lion and darn proud of it. I have been president of our club two different times. I was the first woman to join our club. the biggest club in our district that has no women in it. All their wives belong to a Lioness Club and do their work for them when they entertain. The Lions do such good work. It's a fulfilling job but does take a lot of your time if you participate like you should. My niece has Graves disease and the Lions paid for several surgeries for her at Mid-South hospital in Memphis. Didn't cost her a dime. Our club furnished her gas for her trips there. She is now back working as a home health nurse. I could go on and on.

I am also queen of our local Red Hat Society chapter. That's strictly for fun. We don't do volunteer work unless we just want to. We did help with the breast cancer benefit this month but normally we do nothing but act crazy.

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