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Classic Southern Recipes

Find recipes for the best southern classics such as fried green tomatoes, pimiento cheese, squash casserole, and more.

Craving a little down-home comfort? Try one of our top-rated perfectly fried chicken recipes.

Our Favorite 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.

Southern Style Shrimp Recipes

Okra is a signature Southern ingredient whether fried, pickled, or grilled. Savor this veggie with some of our favorite okra recipes.

Our 12 Best Okra Recipes

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. |

Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwich | Take your normal grilled cheese sandwich up a notch with this classic pimiento cheese recipe instead of just plain Cheddar. |

13 Ways with Pimiento Cheese

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. |

26 Southern Pickle Recipes to Relish

Bread-and-Butter Pickles | Try these sweet-and-sour pickles on sandwiches, in deviled eggs, or straight out of the jar. |

26 Southern Pickle Recipes to Relish

Icebox Cucumber Pickles | Make these classic pickles from Fun, Food & Flowers the night before a picnic or barbecue for a sweet-tart side. |

26 Southern Pickle Recipes to Relish

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. |

26 Fast & Fresh Corn Recipes

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. |

Southern Style Shrimp Recipes

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. |

31 New Orleans Classics for Mardi Gras

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. |

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

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. |

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

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. |

14 Tasty Potato Salad Recipes

Peppery Pork Biscuits | This is better than any drive-through breakfast item. We love the time-saving convenience of frozen biscuits. We recommend serving with Fig-Onion Jam, but feel free to save even more time by spreading these with your favorite store-bought jam for a savory-sweet combo. |

18 Southern Biscuit Recipes