Classic Southern Recipes
Find recipes for the best southern classics such as fried green tomatoes, pimiento cheese, squash casserole, and more.
Ben Mims' Perfect Cornbread | Our Test Kitchen granted the "perfect" moniker to Ben's recipe, thanks to the extra flavor and superior texture his browned butter affords.
Ben Mims' Perfect Cornbread
Classic Fresh Field Peas | Smoky ham hocks enrich the broth, yielding a delicious pot of field peas. Try smoking your own hocks--they will yield roughly double what you'll get from store-bought hocks.
Classic Fresh Field Peas
Craving a little down-home comfort? Try one of our top-rated perfectly fried chicken recipes.
Spicy andouille, sautéed shrimp, and old-fashioned grits are the backbone of flavor for this One-Pot Shrimp and Grits. Avoid overcrowding the pot when cooking the shrimp so they will brown and cook through quickly.
Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken | A marriage of Southern favorites: Our salty-sweet brine of brown sugar and freshly brewed tea infuses this picnic-perfect chicken with juicy flavor before frying. Bonus: The tannins in tea act as a natural tenderizer. | SouthernLiving.com
Pimiento Cheese Biscuit | A true Southern combination, Cornbread Biscuits are piled with a dollop of pimiento cheese, crisp bacon, and pickled jalapeños. | SouthernLiving.com
Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwich | Take your normal grilled cheese sandwich up a notch with this classic pimiento cheese recipe instead of just plain Cheddar. | SouthernLiving.com
Pickled Okra | This easy pickling recipe is very forgiving; you'd have to work to mess it up. If you've got very small okra, then use half-pint jars instead. | SouthernLiving.com
Bread-and-Butter Pickles | Try these sweet-and-sour pickles on sandwiches, in deviled eggs, or straight out of the jar. | SouthernLiving.com
Icebox Cucumber Pickles | Make these classic pickles from Fun, Food & Flowers the night before a picnic or barbecue for a sweet-tart side. | SouthernLiving.com
Creamed Corn | Keep an eye on the corn as it simmers; it needs to cook only until it’s tender. If it starts to dry out and stick to the skillet, add water a little at a time. | SouthernLiving.com
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Here’s another one of our Southern-Italian fusions we created with our friends at Hog & Hominy. Fried Catfish with Pickled Peppers
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Grain Salad with Grilled Shrimp and Sweet Peppers | If you use wooden skewers, submerge them in water for 30 minutes before threading on the shrimp. | SouthernLiving.com
Crab-Stuffed Catfish Fillets with Cajun Rémoulade | Chef Rusty Hamlin feeds the Zac Brown Band members and their fans at big, casual "Eat and Greet" suppers when the band is touring. Here's one of Rusty's favorite dishes, which he serves with Cajun Rémoulade and grits. | SouthernLiving.com
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Kentucky Hot Browns | In need of a little comfort? Tuck into the classic knife-and-fork sandwich smothered in Mornay sauce for a decadent Southern dish. | SouthernLiving.com
Country Ham and Biscuits | For a Derby Day classic, bake frozen tea biscuits and fill with thin slices of country ham. Have guests dress biscuits with flavored butter and mustard blends. | SouthernLiving.com
The Southern Way to Split a Biscuit | Cut a biscuit with a knife? We would never! Learn the easiest way to split a biscuit with this Test Kitchen tip. | SouthernLiving.com
Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad | Bragging rights for this flavor-packed, perfectly balanced favorite (from The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook) go to Blair Hobbs of Oxford, Mississippi. | SouthernLiving.com