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Can any of you USAians confirm that Succotash is a standard part of Thanksgiving dinner? Personally (as a UKian) I'd never heard of it before...

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Maybe with other families than mine? I've never had it. Sounds disgusting. Of course, I don't even like cranberry sauce...

Not for me. I'm a NorthEastern gal and our standard thanksgiving day fare is turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes (with the marshmallows on top) and/or mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce and green bean casserole. And dessert was usually some kind of pie, most often pumpkin pie or pecan pie.

I had my first "southern" thanksgiving last year and they had deep-fried turkey (you throw the whole damn turkey into a vat of boiling oil), smoked turkey and banana pudding with vanilla wafers on top. Weird but good.

Suffering Succotash!

Not part of any dinner I've been to! The only time I ever heard of the word is from the mouth of Sylvester the cat in Bugs Bunny cartoons.

Re: Suffering Succotash!

OOOhhhh! It's Sylvester! I knew it was some cartoon character that hissed or stuttered or had some sort of a speaking problem. :)

Re: Suffering Succotash!

Hehe, this was the only place I'd heard it also :-)

I had a Brazilian teacher of English asking me whether it was standard fare at Thanksgiving, as she was showing me an Internet article that suggested it was.

I've heard this word before, but from a cartoon or something: sufferin' succotash. Is that Porky Pig or something?

Anyway, we've never eaten such a thing at my house for Thanksgiving. It sounds sort gross. Too many vegetables going on at once. We stick to squash casserole.

It is a common food in some parts of the States but not in most and not really a standard thanksgiving dish.

I live in Georgia, and what my family has for Thanksgiving dinner is baked turkey, gravy, dressing, potato salad/mashed potatoes, green beans, creamed corn, sweet potato casserole (with pecans and brown sugar on top), baked macaroni and cheese, broccoli and rice casserole, cornbread, yeast rolls, with the following for dessert----banana pudding, chocolate eclair delite, pecan pie, and strawberry shortcake. As you can tell,we have a LARGE family, hence all the food!! LOL

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