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post #16 of 54
Mommykicksbutt - where did you grow up? Baldwin County? That's where I am...we're about 20 minutes from the FL state line or the FloraBama bar, which is ON the state line.

I agree with everyone else's suggestions....also chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy is another good one. I would love some good 'ole grits if I were away from the South for very long, but they're kind of hard to get right if you've never made them before. Sweet potatoes done any old way will please a true Southerner, as well as the sweet tea and a pecan pie. Homemade ice cream is something else us Southerners love, I think....and since she's from Georgia, you could throw some sliced peaches in there...YUM! Cobblers, fried chicken, fried pork chops, MAN..y'all have me starving for some good home cooking for lunch tomorrow...a traditional Southern Sunday meal! icon_razz.gif
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post #17 of 54
I also forgot about the chicken and dumpling DH loves those to. Recipes for them as well PLEASE icon_biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 54
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Originally Posted by kjt

Okay...how about this dessert-Chess Pie, let's see if anybody knows about this...it's truly a "Southern Thang"
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my mouth is watering icon_razz.gif , just thinking about chocolate chess pie with a big dollup of whip cream! Don't forget collards and corn meal dumplins thumbs_up.gif . Ther is nothing like good old southern cooking.
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post #19 of 54
Sweet Tea -- done southern, must be a minimum of 2 cups of sugar per gallon and is even better with fresh lemon wedges!

Homemade mashed taters with pan dripping gravy, turnip greens cooked with bacon drippings for sure, blackeye peas, sliced tomatoes and fried chicken or cornbread chicken and dressing!!

Banana pudding for dessert! Paula Deen's "Not Yo Momma's Banana Pudding" is the ultimate!

Southerners love; fried okra, fried summer squash, fried green tomatoes, lima beans, creamed corn.

Heck, anything fried or with bacon grease or butter added!!
post #20 of 54
Since we're talking about Southern cooking, I'm wondering if anyone else keeps a cup of leftover bacon/sausage grease to use for cooking?

Or am I just crazy?? Lol. My grandma and my mom both do this, and since they taught me to cook I picked it up. My husband and all our friends thought I was crazy when they passed by the stove and looked into the cup.. I tried to explain, but it just didn't work!
post #21 of 54
This is the best chicken fried steak recipe that I've ever had.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/southern-living-magazines-chicken-fried-steak/detail.aspx

Other than that, I'd go with Alton Brown's (raised in Georgia) recipe for Fried Chicken:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_15279,00.html

Also, he had a great recipe for grits:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_29048,00.html

If you are wanting some Cajun Jambalaya, I'll post that recipe in a minute - it's FABULOUS.

Rachel
post #22 of 54
Today's recipe is Jambalaya!

3 lbs. large Shrimp peeled and deveined.
6 onions, chopped
6 green peppers
8 fresh tomatoes
6 cloves garlic
2 pt. Oysters (optional)
2 lbs Hot Sausage
2 lbs ham, cubed
3 lbs butter
5 lbs rice
Parsley, chopped
Bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
Chili Powder
Chicken Broth

Melt butter and brown onions and peppers. Add meat and cook 10 minute.
Add shrimp. Add tomatoes and seasonings and 1 cup of water. Cook 15 minutes.
Add rice. Bake in moderate oven, around 300F, until cooked adding broth as needed.

This recipe will serve from 30 40. To half recipe use 4 cups of rice. I do not
know why.

If shrimp is too pricey where you live use chicken. I also like to add cayenne and/or
White pepper. You can also juggle around the type of sausage you like.
post #23 of 54
Julie bugg- yep have my bacon grease right on my stove top! Definately a must! I am from SE GA and my favorite food is Chicken n Dumplins or chicken n rice. My favorite meal, though is baked ham, potato salad, tomatoes n rice, fresh green beans, fried okra, homemade biscuits, sweet tea (2 c sugar per gallon) and peach cobbler for dessert. That is just a meal my mom has always made together and it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when I go to her house for Sunday dinner........which is only 20 miles away!!! Hope you find something your GA friend likes!
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post #24 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by JulieBugg2000

Since we're talking about Southern cooking, I'm wondering if anyone else keeps a cup of leftover bacon/sausage grease to use for cooking?

Or am I just crazy?? Lol. My grandma and my mom both do this, and since they taught me to cook I picked it up. My husband and all our friends thought I was crazy when they passed by the stove and looked into the cup.. I tried to explain, but it just didn't work!



You're NOT crazy! I was raised the same way! I have a drippins' jar that I put all my grease in.
post #25 of 54
And when you set the table, don't forget the EXTRA butter.

A true southern meal isn't complete without a stick of room temp butter on the table.
post #26 of 54
I don't think you could go wrong with chicken-fried steak or chicken n- dumplings and peach cobbler. Also, fried cornbread.

Good Luck. Those sound like good recipes to me!
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post #27 of 54
This thread is so funny! I add pounds to my extended family every Sunday with these food. You can't forget Mac n cheese. Every where I go I am asked to make my Mac n cheese. My SIL was over one day and saw me put 2 sticks of butter in and she said "That's why it's sooo good!
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post #28 of 54
I was not raised in the South, but have lived here in SC for the past 16 years and have picked up many "southern" cooking habits. The cup of bacon grease on the counter- DH thinks great but his kids are completely grossed out, lol. I get teased alot because whenever someone asks for oneof my recipes they all start with a tablespoon (or more) of bacon fat. Whenever we go back to CO for holidays, I always make sweet potato souffle. My family loves it, but the first time I made it my mother flipped when she saw how much butter went in to it. She said, "surly that's not right." Anyway, I agree that Paula Deen is the way to go to find authentic southern recipes, that are totally easy and foolproof. Good Luck!!!
post #29 of 54
I also grew up with bacon fat on the stove. I married a Florida boy. His mom didn't do this. So, everytime I "save" up my grease he pours it out. icon_cry.gif There is nothing like frying taters in bacon fat. YUM!!! I just thought I was hungry before.
post #30 of 54
Here in Texas, bbq brisket or ribs is great. Either in the oven or grill. With sweet coleslaw, bbq bean<savory not sweet> and texas toast. Cant forget the peach or cherry cobbler, or pecan pie.
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