Southern Cooking Recipes

Southern Cooking Recipes That'll Put Some South in Your Mouth!

Southern cooking varies as per the region. Here are some easy and mouth-watering recipes that you can prepare at home.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Southern cooking is known for its delicious flavor and variety. This is because it varies as per the region. For instance, Southern Louisiana is known for its Cajun cuisine, whereas Texas is known for its BBQ sauces. It also includes the African-American and Kentucky recipes. These kinds of food include deep-fried chicken, pies, seafood, fried steaks, etc. Here are some yummy dishes, which you can try at home.

Jambalaya

The Jambalaya falls under the category of Cajun cooking. Rice is the most important ingredient for such dishes.

Ingredients
  • Butter, 2 tbsp.
  • Onion, 1 cup (finely chopped)
  • Green Pepper, ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • Garlic Cloves, 2 (minced)
  • Black Pepper, ¼ tsp. (freshly ground)
  • Sausage, ½ lb. (smoked and cut into ¼ inch slices)
  • Canned Tomatoes, 3 cups (undrained)
  • Raw White Rice, 1 cup
  • Chicken Broth, 1½ cups
  • Thyme Leaf, ½ tsp. (dried)
  • Fresh Parsley, 1 tbsp. (chopped)
  • Cooked Chicken, 1½ cups (diced)
  • Cooked Ham, 1 cup (diced)
  • Chili Powder, ½ tsp.
  • Salt, 1½ tsp.
Preparation
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Then take a large iron skillet and melt some butter in it. Add onion, garlic, and green pepper. Cook the preparation slowly and stir it occasionally. Cook the onion till its tender. Add ham, sausage, and the chicken pieces to this preparation. Cook it for around for 5 minutes with occasional stirring. Then, add the tomatoes along with their juices to this preparation. Add the broth, rice, parsley, and thyme. Then sprinkle some chili powder, salt, and pepper. Now, add this entire preparation to a large casserole so that it can be baked. Cover it and place it in the oven. Bake the preparation till the rice turns tender. This may take approximately one hour. This dish is bound to delight everyone in your home.

Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients
  • Elbow Macaroni, ½ cup (uncooked)
  • Milk, 1½ cup
  • Butter, 3 tbsp.
  • Egg Yolks, 3 (beaten)
  • Soft Bread Crumbs, 1 cup
  • Red Bell Pepper, ¼ cup (finely chopped)
  • Parsley, 2 tsp. (chopped)
  • Cheddar Cheese, 1½ cups (shredded)
  • Green Bell Pepper, ¼ cup (finely chopped)
  • Onion, 1 tbsp. (grated)
  • Egg Whites, 3 (you would need to beat these eggs with ¼ tsp. of tartar, till the mixture turns stiff)
Preparation
Cook the macaroni in boiling water. Then, take a large saucepan and add milk, butter, and cheese to it. Cook it slowly with constant stirring over low heat. Let the cheese melt. Use some quantity of this mixture and add it to the egg yolk mixture, which has been prepared earlier. Then, add this back to the hot preparation, which is in the saucepan. Let both the mixtures blend well.

Now, you would need to add the macaroni cooked earlier. Stir in some red as well as green bell pepper along with breadcrumbs and onions. Add some quantity of parsley as well. Now, you would need to fold the beaten eggs into the macaroni mixture. Take a non-greasy soufflé dish and pour the contents of the pan into this dish. Bake the preparation at 325° F for one hour. Let the mixture set. Serve it hot.

Fried Green Tomato

Ingredients
  • Bacon, 8 slices
  • All-purpose Flour, ¾ cup
  • Cornmeal, ¼ cup (stone-ground)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • Milk, 1 cup
  • Olive Oil, ¼ cup
  • Chili Sauce, 1 tsp.
  • Rye Bread, 8 slices (lightly toasted)
  • Green Tomatoes, 4 (sliced to ¼" thickness)
  • Mayonnaise, ¼ cup
  • Arugula, 2 small bunches (remove the tough stems)
Preparation
Fry the bacon over medium heat. Let it turn crisp and brown. Now, drain the bacon on paper towels. Then, you need to take a cup and strain the bacon grease into it. Use a paper tissue to wipe the skillet. Then, make a combination of flour and cornmeal in a bowl. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Add the milk and stir the mixture well. Add some olive oil to the skillet. Use the strained bacon grease and place the skillet over medium-high heat. The tomato slices should be dipped in the batter prepared earlier. Fry the tomato slices till they turn a shade of golden brown. Once done, drain these slices on paper towels.

Then, take a small bowl to make a combination of mayonnaise and chili sauce. Use around 1½ tsp. of this mixture and spread it over the slice of toast. Spread it only on one side. Then, place around 2 slices of bacon above 4 slices of toast. Use 2 fried tomato slices as a topping combined with arugula. This needs to be covered with the remaining slices of toast. The side with the mayonnaise spread will face downwards as a cover. Cut it into 2 pieces and serve this delicious fried tomato sandwich.

Have a great time preparing these easy and delicious recipes at home. You are bound to delight all your friends and family.
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