Recipes from Screen Doors and Sweet Tea

Screen Doors and Sweet Tea by Martha Hall Foose

As the executive chef of the Viking Cooking School, teaching thousands of home cooks each year, Foose crafts recipes that are the perfect combination of delicious, creative, and accessible. Filled with humorous and touching tales as well as useful information on ingredients, techniques, storage, shortcuts, variations, and substitutions, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea is a must-have for the American home cook–and a must-read for anyone who craves a return to what cooking is all about: comfort, company, and good eating.

Two large glass bottles filled with Southern sweet tea.

Southern Sweet Tea

Nothing slakes thirst, quells worries, and comes together with such ease quite like Southern sweet tea.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 47
A root beer-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board with a fork and knife resting beside it.

Root Beer-Glazed Ham

Ah, sassafras. It plays oh so nicely with ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and anise to enhance the smoky, saltiness goodness of glazed ham.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 1
An inside-out sweet potato coated in corn flakes, with a marshmallow center.

Inside-Out Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes are slathered over marshmallows, coated in crushed corn flakes, and deep-fried until crisp. Talk about something to be thankful for!

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 23
A spider spoon with a fried summer squash in it being set onto a cooling rack.

Summer 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
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