Bitter sour Seville oranges alternative?

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  1. french fries

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    I keep hearing that if you don't have sour oranges (aka bitter oranges, aka Seville oranges), you can mix oranges with lemon and lime. 

    But I just learned today that bitter oranges are a hybrid of pomelos and mandarins! Soo.... maybe a better alternative would be a mix of pomelo and mandarins? Which would help me because I have both in my backyard!!! I'm going to have to experiment...
     
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    Grapefruit is often used with the orange juice. I like it better than the lime or lemon mix.
     
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    Cool, thanks Phatch, your post in the monthly challenge actually triggered that question, as I saw your photograph of "agria" being translated as "bitter" and was surprised.... and so I started googling around...
     
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    I supposed they were connected.
     
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    Oh, if you do this mix, it has more sugar than the real thing so it's more prone to scorching and other such hassles of cooking sugary marinades. 
     
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    Cool, thanks for the heads up, I didn't think about that. I've dealt with sugary marinades before and I know exactly what you mean, learned the hard way. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif  
     
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