Posts tagged key limes
You can NOT be from Miami and NOT like Key Lime Pie. Sorry, it just aint happening. There is something about Key Lime that screams South Florida, The Keys (of course) and lazy summer days on one of the many beautiful beaches down there. I recall making Key lime pies in the kitchen with my mom and 4 sisters. We were sloppy and that “meringue” topping always looked like it had bubbled up from some active underwater volcano. However, we continued to take our pies to funeral wakes and various showers and feed whomever was moved enough (either with crippling grief or elation) to look beneath (literally) the presentation and taste our creations. They were always a hit. I believe we even tried our hand at peddling a few come to think of it.
I cannot understand for the life of me why my mother would have all of us “assisting”. We made such a mess, we fought over the strainers, dropped egg shells in the batter and were responsible for the many we had to “scratch” and re-make. But babaaaaaay, after squeezing 27 of those quarter-sized key limes allllll by my lonesome, I NOW KNOW WHY! That was a lot. But, I will say that I did not have the proper tools. I used a traditional More >