Wordless Wednesday: Autumn Indulgence in the Appalachian Highlands.

Whilst travelling through the Appalachian Highlands on the Blue Ridge Parkway a couple of years ago, we saw this welcome sight, and couldn’t resist stopping to buy some of those deliciously crunchy Pork Rinds. Oh Yummy!  The good news is that pork rinds are 48% protein and are carbohydrate free? I also read that boiled peanuts have four times the antioxidants of raw or roasted peanuts. I should definitely do that trip again, if only for my health.



68 comments on “Wordless Wednesday: Autumn Indulgence in the Appalachian Highlands.

  1. Hello S, thank you for the visit. You know what, I never really left – unless skulking in the background is seen as going awol? Weird music and crazy comments coming up 🙂

  2. oh wow does this picture scream a story!! and we stopped at a place like this last February – but got boiled peanuts and not rinds – but the crunch sounds yum… and again, what an eclectic shot!

  3. When I was a small child at my grandparents farm, we used to make the pork rinds by “rendering” the fat from the hog slaughter in the fall. We cooked it in a huge iron pot made into a brick “oven”. We boiled it until all of the fat was boiled out. Then, we dipped the remaining shrunken fat and rind from the pot. We ate it in sandwiches sometimes and baked it in cornbread. It really was tasty. Now, those boiled peanuts aren’t my cup of tea. They are very salty and taste bitter to me. Lots of people from eastern NC eat them. I really don’t think you missed a thing by skipping the peanuts! Chuckle…

    • Well, thanks so much for the information on how to make my own pork rinds, George. As I don’t have any pigs of my own, and don’t possess a huge iron pot, I’ll just stick to buying the odd bag of them, on my travels. 🙂 xx

  4. Fascinating 🙂 I think I would love those pork rinds. What do boiled peanuts taste like? I thought that the red skin is very healthy, but there is no skin when they are cooked.

  5. If you do, give me a heads up and come to the Tennessee side of the smokeys, I’ll give you and your hubby a personal guided tour of Cades Cove and maybe get to see some Black Bears.. 🙂

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