posted on Aug, 8 2021 @ 03:52 PM
Keep in mind that English bacon is sliced fatback and not pork bellies.
East Tennessee (Knoxville area northward) serves cold baked beans, but not for breakfast. Rarely just canned beans but always baked in an oven
(usually slices of bacon), cooled to room temperature and then kept refrigerated until time to serve. Homemade is served in the pan or casserole dish
it was baked in to save on washing dishes. And most family recipes use mustard and grape jelly as opposed to ground mustard, ketchup (or tomato
sauce), brown sugar and usually Worcestershire sauce (for savory taste).
Traditional East Tennessee breakfast is bacon, eggs (scrambled unless you wake early enough to request), biscuits and gravy, maybe some sausage hand
pattied from ground sausage (sausage gravy), coffee, grits was never automatically put on my plate without my asking even in restaurants. Not so in
other states. And you generally have plenty of biscuits as many people do large breakfasts and traveling/field lunches of several biscuits and bacon
or sausage patties wrapped in wax paper or bandanas.
Yeah I usually wrapped a couple biscuits and bacon in a bandana in the cafeterias at UT and said I wasn’t sure if I would be back for lunch and that
always negated the no removing food rule because it was just a local mindset as normal behavior.