So Far JP, you re in a minority - 2 to 1 hehe!
It is interesting how things are said so differently, often only miles apart. There is a section of Manchester Township called Beckerville, it is nearly Heavy Hill-Folk, North Carolina accents andit is only about 50 homes and 5 square miles, mostly open land.
Yep, Ice"d" Tea it is here, JUST as we use TARTAR SAUCE on shimp or fish filets, no way would a Northern Boy use that cocktail sauce on any good piece of fried seafood - in RAW absolutely Cocktail - but rarely do I disguise the natural delicious flavors of seafoods with anything that masks flavor.
I think the single most enjoyed recipe I have is VERY PATTED DRY FRESH OYSTERS double dipped in a flavored flour then purr egg batter - twice to the flour and then either shallow oil fry or deep fry them. Deep fry, they keep their shape better and aren't prone to getting brittled if needing an extra flip or two in shallow oil. Deep is always best, it only needs to cover whatever it is you are cooking by a 1/2 inch.
Ummmmm Fried Oysters - haven't had a goodo ne in 2 years, time to break down and buy a pound or two, our local (2 miles away - even closer to the new house - lol) is a great fishery/eatery - fast turn over of quality fish - not cheap, a little tourity for me (too sea-fairing looking for something 16 miles inland - lol.) but good oysters. I think I have dinner planned tomorrow.
Oh yeah..... What were we talking about, oh I wanted to tell you we have a town near here called FORKED RIVER - it is pronouced here Fork, Ed-River - not forked, it is 4 silables long. It was funny a NEW young weather guy was opening one morning and said Forked, not Fork'ed River and during commercial, did he get a local geography lesson on town names - he actually appologized for saying it wrong, "I'll never say it Wrong'ed again!" it was cute :)