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"White Trash Cooking" At Home: B'anna's Crystallized Grapefruit Orange Peels

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 12, 2009 4:00PM

The saying goes "a watched pot never boils." Since the recipe we chose this week from Ernest Matthew Mickler's White Trash Cooking calls for three separate boilings of grapefruit peels, we suggest multitasking if you decide to try this at home. Walk the dog. Call your mother and tell her you love her. Clean that pigsty of a bathroom that started to smell like a gas station restroom (which is what we did).

Anyway, this recipe is simple and appealed to us in a "waste no part of the fruit" way. We opted for orange peels instead of grapefruit, as we had a week's worth of them from the daily orange we have as a mid-morning snack. It does make a marvelous complement for an afternoon tea as a side, tastes wonderful, and takes about an hour to make. The captions underneath the photos captures the step-by-step process.