Friday, June 01, 2007

I don't get it.

If they're so crappie,

why would I want to buy one?



Blogger Robin said...

Believe it or not, there is actually a fish called a crappie.

7:26 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

Mmmm! Sounds nummy! :)

A Google search confirmed that they don't get this far north, which would explain why I'd never heard of them.

Still it amused me: "I'll have the crappie with a side of saffron rice pilaf and the baby asparagus with lemon zest."

I can hardly criticize, coming from a culture where two of the delicacies are (or at least were, until the collapse) the unlovely-named cod tongues and cod cheeks :).

8:17 p.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

well, even i know the answer to this one. my dad went fishing every summer weekend for crappies and walleyes. except in minnesota, we didn't pronounce it "crappy"'s "croppy" in crop, crops....

but what do we know? as i recall, they were kind of like perch, but without the worms. we couldn't eat perch in the summer cuz they were wormy. caught through the ice in the winter, though, they were worm-free and just delicious.

you have a most interestingly eclectic blog here....

10:29 p.m.  
Blogger Mike said...

There are towns that have crappie tournaments, which are like bass tournaments except featuring that other fish.

Headline writers for the local paper much prefer crappie contests. It's a chance to really get out there and push the envelope.

6:09 a.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

the crappie is a very scrappy fish to catch and land, btw. i have had the pleasure more than once hauling in a nice 1-2 lb. crappie. its shape gives it a nice heft, and it's got muscles like a bass, though you catch it in deep water, not on the surface. fun. and good eats, too. my mother made the best fried fish in the universe. today would be her 110th birthday. so happy birthday, mom. who knew you'd wind up in a canadian blog so far from your birthplace having crossed one ocean and two century markers???

7:04 p.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

fish cheeks are good eatin, too. dunno bout cod cuz i never had any. but sheepshead had great big cheeks, and they were GOOD! never et a fish tongue, but they show up on mario batali's menu, i b' the old days, we ate pretty much anything that wasn't hide or bone.

7:09 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

Awwww - Happy Birthday, XE's Mom!

You're right - what would she think of having her birthday celebrated by complete strangers, some in another country, on a "blog" (whatever that is) by a bunch of people who have never met in person, who consider themselves te best of friends!?!?!?


8:58 p.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

yeah...i think of HER mother--my grandmother--too, who never saw the 20th century! wot would she think of telephones, air conditioning, central heat, kitchen sinks, indoor plumbing, automobiles...let alone computers and blogs

9:52 p.m.  

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