(Closed) What’s your favorite Southern meal?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 3
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My favorite recipe is not your mamas banana pudding from paula dean! Love it!! When me and Fiance were in a LDR I would cook meals and bring them up with me(2 hours) and this was always a hit with him and his brother(bachelor pad). ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
1981 posts
Buzzing bee

Ooh i second the banana pudding, my god I can kill a ton of that stuff it’s SO good!

Fried pork chops. egg then flour/salt/pepper dredging, let them sit 10 minutes and then fry in hot oil! (You could also bake, but there wouldn’t be as much crunch)

BBQ! cook a boston butt pork roast, shred it and add your favorite sauce… my fave is a yellow based sauce.

Also… publix fried chicken. I dont know if you have a publix, but they are BAD ASS at frying chicken. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My favorite southern meal is sausage gravy. (yes, when I have gravy, I eat enough that it could qualify as its own meal! lol) My mom’s family is all southern, and often say that you know you’ve found a “real good woman” if she can make good sausage gravy. Biscuits must be served with the gravy.

Also, buttermilk fried chicken. Soak the chicken in buttermilk for hours, then fry.

Mashed potatoes with lots of cream and butter.

Ah, you stupid New Years diet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I want gravy and fried chicken!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Publix is just a grocery store, sort of like Ralph’s in your area.

Post # 7
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Now I’m hungry!

You should make Pecan Pie. I LOVE PECAN PIE. Mmmm. I’m not an expert on southern food, as I am from LA too, but I def second the sausage gravy! SO DELICIOUS

Post # 8
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

So not on my wedding dress diet- but biscuits and gravy! Yum!

The perfect southern meal for me would be biscuits, chicken fried steak/chicken, gravy, and finish with some banana pudding!

Post # 9
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Shrimp ‘n grits. Best thing ever. Look up the “Crooks Corner” recipe (from a well-known restaurant in NC.) So delish!

Post # 10
1981 posts
Buzzing bee

Don’t forget good cheezy mac and cheese! And i forgot about sausage gravy… mm. What about country ham, too? And OMG SHRIMP AND GRITS i looove making shrimp and grits ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I am a charleston girl at heart, haha

Publix is like a really nice normal grocery store… but they have like everything you could need to cook (I’ve found quail and leg of lamb there, and that is NOT something you find around here!) AND have kick ass deli sandwiches, especially their cuban. I wish everyone had a publix… i love them so much. that is the one thing i will not enjoy when I move to TX! AHH!


Post # 11
1981 posts
Buzzing bee

happyheart how about you just fly out to Charleston and we go eat at the best restaurants ever?

Another add-on: tomato pie and fried green tomatoes. Also, anything from Southern Living magazine.

Post # 12
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My favorite Southern meal has to be corn pudding (love love love), buttermilk fried chicken (it has to marinade in the buttermilk overnight in the firdge), lightly sauteed greens and a Derby pie to end the meal!  Oh, and a glass of bourbon too.

Post # 13
946 posts
Busy bee

My easy southern meal (born and raised here in Atlanta) is fried chicken, collard greens, corn bread, and hoppin’ john.  It’s also a traditional New Year’s meal, but I make it all the time.

Post # 14
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Fried green tomatos.  OMG, can they be so good.  And corn fritters.  And shrimp and grits.  And gumbo.And biscuits and gravey.

Ok, I’m hungry now! ๐Ÿ™‚

I usually use a fried green tomato recipe from a resturant here in DC, Georgia browns.  And oh my! Do they turn out delish!  I could live off the lemon cayenne mayonaise alone.




Post # 15
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

MMM there’s nothing like a good southern meal!

Tops are: fried green tomatoes, tomato gravy with bisquits (I don’t even like tomatoes but it’s sooo yum!), chicken & dumplin’s, cornbread, brunswick stew, good ol’ country green beans (none of that crunchy stuff!), mashed potatoes & of course anything BBQed!

yummmmy! This thread has me starving now!

Post # 16
235 posts
Helper bee

What part of the south is he from? I think there are some regional favorites.

I’m from Georgia, and fried chicken (fried in bacon grease) and biscuits is a favorite, as is a Boston Butt pulled pork (smoked and finished in the oven). My mother’s family (from SC) is crazy about shrimp & grits.

Fiance is from New Orleans, and he’s a sucker for jambalaya and red beans & rice.

The southern recipe I make that my Fiance goes CRAZY for is Buttermilk Pie (Paula Deen’s recipe)

For our reception, we’re serving short ribs over cheese grits and also passing beignets towards the end of the evening.

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