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Shrimp and Crab Meat Beggar’s Purse- A Southern Tradition

beggar's purse

I used to frequent an independent restaurant in the neighborhood where I grew up called “Gershwins”. It was a local hot-spot where you could drop in, have a glass of wine and an appetizer, chat with the regulars and of course, 
listen to a piano player

I took my Grandmother Rozie there for lunch on her 73rd birthday. Her tooth fell out while she was eating a roll. But we had the most amazing appetizer…a Beggar’s Purse…..

beggar' s purse

A beggar’s purse is basically a puffed pastry filled with anything…it can be sweet, filled with berries, or savory – filled with meat. Think of it as a bundled up crepe, but with a fluffier pastry. I had never made one before, so I researched recipes and came up with one that is pretty darn good.

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Fried Catfish

If you’ve never thought about frying catfish at home, don’t be afraid! It’s actually a pretty quick meal to prepare and oh, so delicious! This crispy breading has seasonings that really bring out the flavor of the fish.


fried catfish

Crispy and crunchy outer coating with a mild, flavorful and flaky inside! Delicious!!

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