Perfect Pecan Pie Ingredients3 eggs 1 C sugar 1/2 C White Corn Syrup 3/4 stick margarine, melted 1 C chopped pecans 1 unbaked pie shellInstructionsIn a medium bowl, beat eggs. Blend in the sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing well. Pour in pie shell and place in cold oven. Turn oven to 300 degrees. Bake [...]
Analoyce Buttermilk Congealed Salad Ingredients1 can crushed pineapple (20 ounces) 2 Cups buttermilk 8 ounces whipped topping 2 small boxes gelatin (your flavor choice) InstructionsHeat Pineapple in juice, bring to a boil. Add jello and mix well. Remove from heat and add Buttermilk, stir. Allow to cool for twenty to thirty minutes. Stir in [...]
I’ve had quite a time keeping this secret under wraps, but a few weeks ago I found out that Southern Plate had been chosen as one of the participants in the Foodbuzz 24,24,24 event! Foodbuzz is going to feature 24 meals, in 24 hours, on 24 different blogs around the world! I wrote up a [...]
These two meats are truly a delicacy in the south. They have a lot in common seeing as how they are both heavily salted (A method of preservation), both are pork products, they are prepared the same way, and both have been a staple of Southern Tables due to their being so inexpensive and readily [...]
Fried Potatoes IngredientsPotatoes Vegetable Oil Salt PepperInstructionsPeel and dice potatoes into small cubes. Coat bottom of large skillet with oil, turn on medium heat and allow oil to get hot. Add potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and continue cooking over medium heat for about ten minutes, until potatoes start to brown on the [...]
Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes Ingredients2 large sweet potatoes or yams 1/2 cup sugar or splenda 2 Tablespoons margarine or butter 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup milk 1 egg Marshmallows (fruit flavored or plain)InstructionsPeel and cut up sweet potatoes. Cover with water and cook until tender. Drain. Mash sweet potatoes with potato masher or mixer. Add margarine, [...]
Alabama White Barbecue Sauce IngredientsWhite Barbecue Sauce 2 Cups Mayonnaise 1 1/2 Tablespoons salt 2 Tablespoons black pepper 6 Tablespoons white vinegar 6 Tablespoons lemon juice 4 Tablespoons white sugarInstructionsMix all ingredients together and stir well.Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin2.2http://www.southernplate.com/2008/10/alabama-white-barbecue-sauce.html Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare with StumblersShare on technoratiTweet about [...]
Mama Reed’s Tea Cakes Ingredients1 Cup butter or margarine 1 Cup sugar 3 eggs 3 1/2 Cup self rising flour 1 teaspoon vanillaInstructionsCream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix again. Add vanilla and flour and mix well. Roll thin on floured board, cut with cookie or biscuit cutter. Bake at 350 for ten minutes. [...]
How to Make Dried Beans Sort your beans and place in a pot, covering with water. Let soak overnight. Drain soak water. Cover with new water. Add the following according to taste: Salt, pepper, sugar, and oil. A good rule of thumb is to start with a tablespoon of each and then taste it several [...]
Nothing, I mean nothing, is more Southern than sweet tea. We drink it at almost every meal (yes, iced tea for breakfast is quite good, actually), we make it daily, and we even put it in our baby’s bottles. Dr. Phil once jokingly mentioned that Southerners started drinking sweet tea at age three, but Mama [...]
Chicken Stew Ingredients1 chicken 2 lg onions, chopped 7 cups water 4 cups canned tomatoes 6 med.potatoes, peeled and diced 3 Tablespoons sugar 2 cups frozen or canned whole kernel corn 2 Tablespoon butter 5 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons pepperInstructionsCook chicken until done in water. Remove chicken from broth and discard skin. Separate [...]
Dixie Cornbread Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 25 minutes Ingredients1-1/2 cups enriched white cornmeal 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups buttermilk 1 egg 2 tablespoons of bacon drippin’s or melted real butter 1 tablespoon solid vegetable shorteningInstructionsPreheat oven to 450. In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, add a [...]
Lemon Chess Pie Ingredients1 Cup Sugar 4 Tablespoons Butter Grated rind and juice of two large or three small lemons 4 eggs, separated 1 pie crust (baked)InstructionsCream sugar with butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Add grated lemon rind and juice, beat in. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl (with clean [...]
Southern Steak and Milk Gravy Ingredients4 Pieces Cubed Steak Flour Salt Pepper MilkInstructionsPlace enough oil in a pan to just coat the bottom, put that on medium heat while you prepare your steak. In a bowl, place 1 C flour and add 1/4 tsp salt and 1/ 4 tsp pepper (more if you prefer). Stir [...]
What do Southerners love more than their Mamas and their biscuits? Good things to put on our biscuits, of course!!! We top these light and fluffy creations with numerous things. Molasses, honey, chocolate gravy, fresh butter, assorted meats and cheeses, jellies, jams, and the ever wonderful preserves. Homemade preserves are quite possibly the perfect compliment to the southern biscuit.
Mama Reed was an amazing cook. This is her special recipe for rice pudding. Like the other matriarchs in my family, she was adept at making do with what ingredients were on hand and affordable, which made rice a regular ingredient for her cooking (even now, we all love a bowl of hot rice served with butter and sugar for breakfast).
Fruit Cocktail Cake IngredientsCAKE: 2 Cups self rising flour 1 can fruit cocktail 2 unbeaten eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ Cup sugar SAUCE: 1 stick margarine 1 can coconut 1 Cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 Cup evaporated milk 1 Cup pecans, choppedInstructionsMix all cake ingredients at low speed. Pour into greased and floured [...]
Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients3 or 4 chicken breasts 32 oz Chicken Broth (feel free to use water with bouillon cubes added) 1 can cream of chicken soup 1-10 count can Pilsbury layers biscuits salt and pepper to taste flourInstructionsCook chicken breasts in approx. 4 c. of water until fork tender, about 45 minutes. [...]
Grandmama’s Sweet Potato Pie Sweet Potato Pie IngredientsSweet Potatoes: 1 C sugar 2 Eggs 1 Stick Margarine 1 tsp Vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon (optional) 3.5 oz sweetened flaked coconut Topping: 1 C Brown Sugar 1 Stick Margarine 1 C Flour 1 C Pecans InstructionsPeel and slice sweet potatoes. Place in pot and cover with water [...]
Peach Cobbler How To Make Peach Cobbler Ingredients4 cups peeled and sliced peaches 2 T. lemon juice 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 t. cinnamon 1 cup milk 1 cup s/r flour 1 cup sugar 1 stick butter or margarine InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt stick of butter in oven proo f casserole dish in oven [...]
French Mint Tea 8 regular size tea bags juice of 4 lemons (8T. Realemon) one 12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate(pulp free) 2 cups sugar handful of fresh mint (2 T. dried mint flakes) In a pot bring to a boil the tea bags, mint and enough water to cover well. Remove from [...]
My friend, Michael, called me this week and threatened to put a hit out on me if I keep proliferating our once guarded recipes. He said “It ain’t right you giving all of these things out!”. I mentioned Paula Deen and he quickly let me know that he wasn’t too happy with her for her [...]
Leave it to southerners to find a way to make something delicious out of rotting fruit. Alright so “ripe” bananas aren’t exactly rotting but if you’ve seen the state of some bananas that have been behind this moist and delicious creation, you’d know what I mean.
Yellow Cake with Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Icing IngredientsDuncan Hines yellow cake mix, made according to package directions and cooled 1- 1/2 Cups sugar 7 Tablespoons milk 2 Tablespoons Shortening 2 Tablespoons margarine 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 Cup creamy Peanut ButterInstructionsCombine sugar, milk, shortening, margarine, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil [...]
Crock Pot Chicken and Dressing ~My grandmother, Lucille 4 chicken breasts, cooked 2 pans of cornbread or two quarts 2 hamburger or hot dog buns (can use a few slices of white bread) 2 Tablespoons sage 1 medium onion, chopped 2 eggs, hard boiled 2 cans cream of chicken soup 1 stick margarine, melted 2 [...]
Homemade Banana Pudding Ingredients1/2 Cup Sugar (or splenda) 1/3 Cup Flour 3 egg yolks 2 Cups milk 1 box Nilla Wafers 5 bananas 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla dash saltInstructionsPlace a layer of Nilla Wafers in the bottom of a medium sized mixing bowl. Slice a banana over the top. Repeat two more times with another layer [...]
From time to time I run across a person who has never heard of apple butter. When I am finished gasping in horror at the wasted life they have led up until that point, I make it my first order of business to slather some on a biscuit and get it to their mouth as soon as possible.
Back to beloved southern foods! This is the prime time of year for fried green tomatoes. All of our grocery stores sell green ones alongside the red for this very purpose (green tomatoes are like rocks so I can’t imagine them being used for anything else). Another weird cultural thing, but I imagine it stemmed [...]