Southern Food

Holiday

Southern Recipe: Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John is a classic Gullah dish made with field peas and rice. Often tomatoes, onions, stock, and pork fat are included for flavor, and...(more)

Candy Recipe: Heavenly Hash Bars

Many people make the assumption that 'heavenly hash' is ice cream similar to that of Rocky Road. And while yes, it is an ice cream...(more)

Southern Recipe: Apple Pie

If you don't already have an heirloom recipe recorded in your family history, I promise this apple pie is definitely worth your time. If you've...(more)

Fried Food

5 Things You Never Thought Would Taste Good Deep-Fried

Fried food is strongly associated with the American South, and dishes such as fried chicken hold a special cultural resonance within the region. However, there are some unexpected deep-fried treats that can win even the most skeptical foodie's approval. Here are five foods you would never expect to find in a deep fryer....(more)

Delicious Lunches: Southern Fried Eggplant

Eggplant is a large purple fruit that a novice is often unsure how to approach. With this fried eggplant recipe, you quickly prepare a recipe your family loves. The cornstarch ensures the eggplant slices remain crisp, even as they start to cool. Serve plain, dip in marinara or use these crispy fried eggplant slices to create eggplant Parmesan, a meatless Italian meal....(more)

Cajun Style Pan Fried Tilapia

Tilapia, a type of African cichlid, was introduced to the American market in the early 1990s. Its firm white flesh and delicious taste ensured that it soon became a favorite with American seafood lovers. Cajun style pan fried tilapia, while not a traditional Southern food, is an excellent option on a warm summer's day. Easy to prepare, this dish is guaranteed to impress without burning a hole in your pocket....(more)

Sides

Thanksgiving Recipe: Creamed Collard Greens

Creamed spinach is an American tradition, but using collards give it a delicious Southern twist. Collards provide a subtle bitterness to cut the richness of the flavorful bechamel, a flour and milk based white sauce....(more)

Southern Side: Cheese Grits Casserole

This decadent cheesy grits casserole, also known as Louisiana grits, is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. ...(more)

Buttermilk Cornbread

Cornbread preferences can cause quite a dispute across either side of the Mason Dixon line. As a general rule Northerners prefer a sweeter cornbread made with yellow cornmeal while Southerners prefer a saltier cornbread made with white cornmeal. Whether you prefer it sweet or savory, all cornbread is made universally better with tangy buttermilk and cooked in a piping hot cast iron skillet for a crispy crust. Use homemade cornbread to sop up potlikker from turnip greens, sprinkle over hot chili, or bake into a decadent dressing....(more)

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