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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.

Classic Southern Recipes

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Green Tomato Relish: This is a classic tomato relish recipe, but with a tangy twist from green tomatoes.

Green Tomato Relish

Our Best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Our Best Southern Fried Chicken

"Man Catching” Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze

"Man Catching” Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze

Pam's Country Crust Bread | This top-rated bread has a tender crumb and soft crust. Slice and spread with butter for your favorite meal.

Pam's Country Crust Bread

Sautéed Greens | Don’t be afraid to try a fresher, quicker recipe for this Southern dietary staple. Sautéed Collard Greens are packed with flavor from chopped ginger and spicy serrano peppers. Plus, they’re better for you and cook in just 26 minutes.

The Ultimate Classic Collards | Tangy vinegar brightens the earthy flavors, and a touch of honey rounds out the smoke from the ham hock.

11 Ways To Cook with Greens

Cooking in Your Cast Iron Skillet | Use your nonstick pan all the time? Don't forget about the versatile cast iron. Here's why you should use it tonight.

Cooking in Your Cast Iron Skillet

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    Tanya Micheℓℓe

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Classic Fried Green Tomatoes | It doesn't get much more Southern than a plate of Fried Green Tomatoes. Great on sandwiches, in salads, or plain, this is a recipe every Southern cook should master.

Fried Green Tomatoes

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.

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

Pimiento Cheese Biscuit | A true Southern combination, Cornbread Biscuits are piled with a dollop of pimiento cheese, crisp bacon, and pickled jalapeños. |

13 Ways with Pimiento Cheese
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    Cyndi Walker

    Chris Walker yummo!

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
  • Danielle Equitz
    Danielle Equitz

    Omg. Yum.

  • Rudy Deer
    Rudy Deer

    Add a little drained crushed pineapple or dried cranberries for flavor too.

  • Julie H
    Julie H

    Andrea Pitts is this similar to the recipe you have? I am really craving this now!

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