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A cake pan of golden brown cornbread with a slice removed

Cornbread

An easy, foolproof, ever so slightly sweet corn bread that comes together as quickly as it disappears. Just watch it.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 26
Southern Potato Salad

Southern Potato Salad

Because there weren’t enough tempting potato salads in the world, The South came up with its own rendition. And yes, it calls for Duke’s. And a whole lotta other tempting things.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Typical of eastern Carolina ‘cue, this tangy sauce is exactly what you want—nay, need—for your next barbecue.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Batter Fried Chicken

Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that you don’t require buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 111
A peach and crème fraîche pie sitting on a window sill with a pitcher nearby

Peach and Crème Fraîche Pie

Whether you seek convention or innovation, you’ll find it in this haute yet humble peach pie, which draws on tradition yet still wields some surprises.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 10
A man holding tongs in front of a skillet making southern pan-fried chicken, which is bubbling in the pan

Southern Pan-Fried Chicken

This recipe from the late, great Edna Lewis turns out skillet-fried chicken that’s perfectly seasoned, extra-crisp, and gosh darn beautiful in every way.

  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 7
Slices of fried green tomatoes on a sheet of brown paper, on the side is a creole remoulade

Easy Fried Green Tomatoes

These lovely little summer gems take their crisp coating from cornmeal. As memorable as the movie named after them.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Bowl of batter-covered fried pickles with a jar of dipping sauce nearby

Easy Fried Pickles

Even non-pickle eaters have been wooed by these buttermilk-soaked, hot sauce-spiked, fried-until-crisp little lovelies.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

We’ve got a confession to make. This isn’t quite ice cream. Or frozen yogurt. It falls somewhere blissfully in between.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
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A loaf of bacon cornbread with a slice being removed, on a black plate

Bacon Cornbread

There’s cornbread. And then there’s cornbread enhanced with bacon, corn, and good ol’ bacon drippings. Just as God intended.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 30
A cheese pie with a homemade crust cut into four slices in an antique tin pie plate on top of a napkin

Chess Pie

If in the beginning there was pie, it was probably chess pie seeing as it comes together soooooo simply from pantry staples.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
A green plate of grilled fresh figs with country ham wrapped over mascarpone cheese, and blue cheese

Grilled Fresh Figs with Country Ham

Plump figs are slathered with blue cheese and mascarpone cheese, wrapped in southern country ham, and grilled. Consummate finger food before the barbecue.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Three freshly fried hush puppies on a marble top and brown paper bag, a spider strainer bear by

Hush Puppies

Orbs of deep-fried cornbread awesomeness that are crisp and burnished brown on the outside, cakey and tender on the inside, and truly irresistible through and through.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

This riff on classic shortcake swaps gently spiced peaches for strawberries and they take their place between layers of tender biscuits and softly whipped cream with grace and ease. You’re welcome.

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