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LV Hayes

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  • Joined: 12/16/2006
  • Location: Fayetteville, NC
Chili Blocks Sun, 04/1/07 4:40 PM (permalink)
When I was growing up in southwestern Louisiana many decades ago, we used to buy from the local general store a block of dried chili that looked awful (like it was made of dew laps and other unmentionables), but tasted wonderful. To fix it, you crumbled it up in a pot (a hammer helped), added water, and heated it to the desired temperature. We ate it over rice or saltine crackers.

The last time I had any (circa 1975), the dried variety was gone, and the block was wrapped in some kind of thin paper or plastic and kept in a refrigerated case like the cylinders of breakfast sausage and chili dog sauce. Nowadays, block chili isn't sold at all in that area, and the local yokels (my kinfolk) don't even remember the good ole dried-in-a-block stuff.

Does anyone know if dry chili blocks are still sold anywhere and if so can they be ordered online? I've looked before, and some meat markets do still make the stuff, but the only place that had it online was in Los Angeles and sold it only by the pallet. I could probably use a pallet full, but got no place to store it.

LV Hayes
ancient chili lover
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