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Oct 24, 2013 03:42 PM

Regional Pecuiarities?

Mentioned to a friend about putting sugar on fried green tomatoes and she didn't believe me!!! Anyone else use sugar on fried tomatoes.
Also told her that I knew several people who would put raw eggs in their beer.
She really thinks I am "out there", anyone back my play here???

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  1. She sounds like someone who just eats Ramens and fast food.

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    1. re: mrbigshotno.1

      Actually she is quite the cook, but not a native to the area hence the reqional question.

    2. Not quite the same, but granulated sugar sprinkled on tomatoes is a common snack at some restaurants in China.

      I've had raw egg in a few breakfast drinks before, which oddly enough was also in China.

      Or, is it odd...

      1. When I travel down South I always have a hard time getting butter. They put out margarine with the bread or biscuits.

        1. Don't know if this is peculiar to the midwest but....when I lived in South Dakota I was introduced to red beer. I dislike beer so they suggested red beer which I like.

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          1. re: Linda VH

            Linda, by red beer do you mean draft beer mixed with tomato juice, or some type of red ale?

            1. re: Tripeler

              mixed with tomato juice - never had even heard of it until went to South Dakota

            2. re: Linda VH

              Red eyes are what we call them. Except in Manitoba we make them with Clamato.

            3. My husband sprinkles salt on watermelon.

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              1. re: miss_belle

                Growing up, we salted watermelon, apples, oranges. But not bananas.

                1. re: pine time

                  I salt applesauce. But that is probably just me.

                  1. re: miss_belle

                    We always salt melons, too. Salt watermelon. Salt and pepper cataloupes.

                    1. re: DebinIndiana

                      I like in Ohio and putting salt on melons is very common.