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Figs: No longer just for Newtons?

Big Bad Voodoo Lou | Aug 30, 200901:59 PM     16

I wasn't sure whether to post this in General Topics or Home Cooking, but here goes nothing. This week, Publix has figs on sale (buy one/get one free), and they had two varieties, Black Mission and Brown Turkey. Not knowing the difference, I bought a one-pound plastic container of each for a total of $5.99 -- still an indulgence by my standards.

I also picked up a little bit of thin-sliced prosciutto and much cheaper Publix brand serrano ham, as I've heard figs are good wrapped with salty cured meats. But do the figs need to be peeled, or can I just eat them whole? They seem like a real summery treat, but what else do people like to do with them?

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