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    Earl Fisher

    Earl Fisher
    I live in Prattville, Alabama, though I'm not sure why. In real-life I own and operate a remodeling company, repairing and renovating homes in the Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook areas. I have two books published--Westerns, published by Avalon Books, Thomas Bourgey & Co,., which is no more. Either of the books may be bought as e-bo0oks by Amazon. I have three blogs--fisherremodelers.blogspot.com, where I push my company, showing jobs we've done and giving remodeling hints. Then there is loveandwaramongyoungzombies.blogspot.com, a young adult zombie/Civil War book I'm writing with my wife, Linda, who has two young adult books of her own published. Actually, it's written, but we're re-writing and editing as we put it out there a few chapters a week. Then there's 500opinions.blogspot.com, where I act myself and tell others what the names are of the best 100 books, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and meals ever. It's a ton of fun, and a ton of work.
    Number of posts: 9
    Email address: email

    By Earl Fisher:


      Number 92

      Who-Needs-Pimientos? Pimiento-Cheese Burger

      by | 2, Add your Comment | Dec 16, 2013
      Who-Needs-Pimientos? Pimiento-Cheese Burger

      If you ever sit down and read a few pages of John T. Edge’s excellent book, Hamburgers & Fries, an American Story, I’m willing to bet that by the time you finish the preface, you’ll be on the prowl for a burger. I was. After reading about hamburgers stuffed with short ribs, or onions, or bacon, or smoked Gouda cheese—after he described burgers topped with caramelized onions and porcini mushrooms — I was more than a little burger crazy.

      number 93 of the 100

      Catfish Soup

      by | 0, Add your Comment | Dec 10, 2013
      Catfish Soup

      Fantastic Meals.  Number 93 of the Top 100 (Mostly Southern) Meals and Side Dishes of All Time

      I lied. Yep. Right there in the title is a big, fat lie. I’ve never made catfish soup, you see—I use cod. But in order to make this a “Mostly Southern” recipe, I lied and called it Catfish Soup. The actual name is simply, “Fish Soup.” There’s nothing wrong, however, if you prefer to use catfish in this recipe. It would probably taste even better than with cod. I use cod because of the health benefits of cold-water-salt-water fish, and because the fillets are boneless.

      number 94

      Miracle-Making Black-Eyed Pea Dip

      by | 1, Add your Comment | Nov 29, 2013
      Miracle-Making Black-Eyed Pea Dip

      The holiday just passed, the one y’all call Thanksgiving, is known here in Alabama as Turkey Day. It’s part of a pantheon of Holidays, or — as we prefer, using the words the way they were first spoken — The Holy Days. Each one of The Holy Days, also called the Four Hoarse Men of the Apocalypse because of the way every Alabamian will be talking in 48 hours, has its own name.

      number 95 of the 100

      A-Plus Soup

      by | 0, Add your Comment | Nov 25, 2013
      A-Plus Soup

      If you were to ask me if I considered myself a soup lover, I would tell you “No” without even thinking about it. Isn’t it strange how I can tell a lie so easily; how I can fool myself into thinking things about the way I act that have no bearing on reality? I mean—I must be the Grand Marshall of Liars, for why else would I tell people—those both close to me and strangers—that I detest soups, stews, and their ilk? All one has to do to prove I’m a liar is take a peek at my final list of Top 100 Meals and Side Dishes…

      number 96 of the 100

      Ron’s Southern Fried Pork Chops

      by | 0, Add your Comment | Nov 17, 2013
      Ron’s Southern Fried Pork Chops

      I’ve been trying — for two months — to write about recipe Number 96 — Ron’s Southern-Fried Pork Chops (Ron is not his real name). It’s been one difficult affair. There are two reasons. The first is because I became (perhaps, I still am) addicted to eBay. I’d never fooled with eBay before, and on September 15th, once I stuck my foot in the door, I couldn’t pull it back. I mean — the thrill of selling something and making five dollars. Wow. You may ask how in the hell can making five bucks be enjoyable?

      number 97

      Fried Calf’s Liver and Onions

      by | 2, Add your Comment | Sep 11, 2013
      Fried Calf’s Liver and Onions

      Before I try to convince you that calf’s liver really does deserve to be in the Top 100 Best Meals, I need to give you some insight into how my list is going. I had a setback, of sorts. Yesterday, I was fooling around with my Top Twenty, pulling some out, adding some in, but Number One and Number Two, as far as I was concerned, were chosen. They were sacrosanct. My Number Two was potato salad—my mom’s potato salad, to be exact, and there was no way in hell I was moving it, unless it went up. Then it struck me—many people—those other than my sister and me, for example…

      number 98

      Greens-stuffed Meatloaf

      by | 0, Add your Comment | Aug 31, 2013
      Greens-stuffed Meatloaf

      A meatloaf in my Top 100 Meals? Yes — meatloaf. And, yes, greens-stuffed. First, let’s look at what we have so far. Number 100 in the Top 100 Meals was leftover Shrimp & Eggplant Casserole, and number 99 was the Southern-Style (Chicago) Hot Dog. Yum. Can a measly meatloaf rise to such heights as to be named Number 98? Well, if it’s Greens-stuffed Meatloaf, indeed it can.

      number 99

      The Southern-style Chicago Hot Dog

      by | 2, Add your Comment | Aug 25, 2013
      The Southern-style Chicago Hot Dog

      First of all, according to the original recipe, a Chicago-style hot dog should be beef. Beef hot dogs are okay, but I’ve eaten so many sausage dogs at the Alabama State Fair and the Montgomery Biscuits’ baseball games I’ve been ruint. If I fix a dog, and it isn’t a big ol’ Southern sausage-dog, made mostly of pork, then I don’t want it in my hot dog bun.

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      The Top 100 Books of All Time

      by | 1, Add your Comment | Aug 21, 2013
      The Top 100 Books of All Time

      I doubt there is anything particularly Southern about a list of Top 100, Best 100, or My Favorite 100 books. Then again, proving that one is better read, or that one’s list of perused books is more academic, or the simple act of trying to be snootier than one’s neighbor, does have a certain ring of Southernness to it. After all, only in the South would one subscribe to the e-version of Southern Living and leave their tablet on the coffee table showing said magazine.

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