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Has anyone else heard of "Polk Salad"

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Re: Has anyone else heard of "Polk Salad"

Postby JayJay » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:32 pm

Cornbread mandatory. :D

Yep!! ;) You're a suthernah! Spelling intended!!

OH--'Poke salat' is akin to spinach?? That explains why I hated it when granny fixed it!
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Re: Has anyone else heard of "Polk Salad"

Postby dem » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:00 pm

It's Poke salad, yes and I love it, course I do like spinach too. Lambs Quarter is another good one,nearly as proliferate too.But be sure to blanch the Poke before cooking, it's got poisons. And only eat the new tender shoots, never the older stalk or berries.
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Re: Has anyone else heard of "Polk Salad"

Postby mccorpsman » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:31 am

I never ate Poke Sallet, but loved the song, "Poke Salad Annie", written by Tony Joe White, recorded and a hit by him and Elvis Presley. Others that did the song were Tom Jones, Clarence Reid and Conan O'Brien. I loved hearing the song on the Juke Box at that bar on the Meramac River I used to go to with Grandma and Grandpa most Fridays; late sixties - they'd get smashed and drive me home, no seatbelts.
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Re: Has anyone else heard of "Polk Salad"

Postby Tek » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:47 pm

http://slovar-vocab.com/english/webster ... 86461.html

Merriam-Webster wouldn't list the definition in its free version but it looks like everyone is right.
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Re: Has anyone else heard of "Polk Salad"

Postby jreb721 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:28 am

My grandmother used to fix it all the time. I never cared for it myself.
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