Meme’s Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

Shirttail cousins to corn bread, these savory cakes wooed and wowed us with their crisped edges, ethereally airy interior, and pantry-friendly frugality.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 23

Butter Pecan Affogato

Straight from Venice by way of Charleston, this Southern belle cheats a little, usurping the role of vanilla gelato with butter pecan ice cream.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Sunflower Squash Fritters

Part hush puppy, part fritter, and lovely through and through, these little blobs of cornmeal batter and summer squash blossom like sunflowers as they fry.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Appalachian Cider Baked Beans

A stick-to-your-ribs recipe in which plain old pintos are doctored up with apple cider, onion, salt pork, molasses, and mustard. Amen.

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  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 45

The Fried Chicken Evangelist

Sydney Meers knows Southern fried chicken. Thanks to him and his grandmother Winnie Lee Johnson’s recipe, so can you. Lorraine Eaton divulges.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 3

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly with good old hot sauce, this bird is memorably moist within, superlatively crisp without.

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  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 13

Rachel’s Very Beginner’s Cream Biscuits

Scandalously simple. Ethereally airy. Magical. That’s but a sampling of what folks are saying about these two-ingredient, Southern-style cream biscuits.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 26

Spoon Bread

From cooking icon Edna Lewis comes an airy spoon bread which whispers, in that inimitable Southern way, to be included on tables everywhere.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 29

Lemon Chess Pie

This Southern creation is a simple affair. Just eggs, butter, sugar, and, of course, lemon, it’s a pleasantly homey dessert, perfect for any afternoon or occasion.

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  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 12

Inside-Out Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potato gets slathered all over a marshmallow, coated in crushed corn flakes, and deep-fried until crisp. Talk about something to be thankful for….

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 15

Southern Corn Sticks

These corn bread batons bake up crisp on the outside, with a fine crumb on the inside, and ready to sop up as much butter or gravy as you wish.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 14

Coconut Cream Pie

A retro classic with a velvety coconut custard buried beneath billows of sweet, luscious, airy meringue and cushioned by a tender, flaky, buttery lard crust. You’re welcome.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Dandelion Greens and Garlic Cooked in Duck Fat

This recipe for dandelion greens sauteed in duck fat is a definite Weeknight Winner™ around LC. Use any sturdy greens if you’re not a dandelion dandy.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 2

Chocolate Torte

This stunning Southern belle and its dozen tiers—yup, 12—is astonishingly easy peasy to make thanks to a savvy cake-baking tactic.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 44
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