Thursday, December 9, 2010

Put a Little South in Your Mouth II - Pecans


Behold the southern pecan.  Please don't pronounce it..... pee'- can!!  This is our nut of choice down here.  It makes pecan pies, toasted pecans, pralines,  brownies ........well just about anything ......fabulous.  I photographed this colander full at the Pepper Place Market last weekend.  They're tough to pick but if you can find someone to do it for you, life is good! :)

16 comments:

Naturedigital said...

.. I like them.. ...well just about everything...

Costas

Oakland Daily Photo said...

There's a popular new restaurant in Uptown, called Picán. I thought the accent mark was an affectation until I read your post. Until now I've always put the accent on the wrong syllable. Never again, I swear.

Olivier said...

belle photo, et cela me donne envie d'une salade de noix

Bibi said...

It's always been PEE-kahn for me, and I love pecan pie...and those logs....and your photo. Here they call them 'americki orah,' which translates as 'American nut.'

Birdman said...

They are always a treat to me.

SRQ said...

They look tough to get out of their shells. Never knew that's what they look like all 'dressed up'.

brattcat said...

I hope my drool doesn't short circuit the keyboard.

Virginia said...

SRQ,
VERY hard to get out of the shell. These have been cracked so it's not quite as big a job. I like my already shelled! :)

Bibi,
American Nut? C'est moi! HA

jb said...

If Willy Deville says "Pee-can" (cf "Southern politician"http://bit.ly/fipgWs) it's good enough for me..

RedPat said...

Love Pecan Pie!!

Ken Mac said...

looked like seafood at first. Something is wrong with me.

Lowell & Faye said...

Chopped pecans in zucchini bread. Better than any cake you can make.

I lived in Texas for many years and learned how to pronounce pecan. I cringe every time I hear it mispronounced here in Michigan. That and Oregon. It is pronounced Or'-uh-gun. I learned that when I lived there.

-Lowell

TheChieftess said...

Yay!!! I pronounce it right!!! But I think it would be better with a hint of a Southern accent!!!

Bob Crowe said...

So how do you pronounce it away down south in Dixie? Pecans take a lot of work from tree to pie. Those of us who buy a bag of them at the supermarket don't understand that.

Judy - So California said...

If I can't buy the BIG bag at Costco I ain't a buying and a shelling. No mo' pecan squares without them being shelled first! AS always - wonderful photo.

jb said...

Macadamia nuts are even worse. You need an industrial-strength piledriver to crack the shell