Fathers Day Dinner Recipes

Wonder what to serve for Fathers Day Dinner? If you're stumped for ideas we can help you out. We can recommend to you some great recipes.

Use these recipes to prepare a delicious home cooked meal that Dad will definitely love and continue to talk about for many years to come.

So relax and don't worry.

We have just the right recipes for you to prepare a truly great meal that dad will love to eat.

And don't forget to make enough for Mom, or she'll be so jealous and envious.

Below you'll find our recommended recipes detailing exactly what to serve you Dad this year for Father's Day.

We provide recipes for baked ham, collard greens, potato salad, corn bread, peach cobbler and homemade lemonade.

Baked Ham Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 - 8 to 10 pound smoked ham
  • whole cloves

Glaze for Baked Ham

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

Recipe Instructions:

1.  Preheat oven according to package cooking directions. Place ham fat side up on the rack of a shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer through fat side into center of thickest part of the ham, but don't let it touch the bone.

2.  Bake ham according to package directions. About 1/2 hour before ham is done prepare glaze by combining ingredients and mixing well. Next remove ham from oven and pour off drippings. Peel away any rind that is left on ham and score ham with a sharp knife.

3.  While scoring make diamond shaped cuts. Insert a clove into each diamond. Spread ham generously with glaze and return to oven. After applying glaze, bake until desired internal temperature is reached.

4.  Remove ham from oven and allow to stand for about 20 minutes before slicing. If desired, remaining glaze can be poured over sliced ham.

Now this baked ham will be the center piece of your fathers day dinner.

Collard Greens Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 6-8 Bunches Of Collard Greens
  • 2-3 Smoked Ham Hocks
  • Garlic Powder To Taste
  • Season Salt To Taste

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 – 5 Or 6 Qt Boiling Pot
  • 1 – Cutting Board
  • 1 – Sharp Knife

Recipe Instructions:

As always the key to great cooking is being prepared and using quality ingredients.

1.  Lets start with cooking your ham hacks. Add ham hocks to boiling pot and fill with water. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 hours until meat is tender. Meat is done when it begins to fall off the bone. Add additionally water if necessary.

2.  While the ham hocks are cooking go ahead and clean and cut your greens. Greens should be rinsed several times in cold water to remove dirt or sand. After greens are clean, stack several leaves on top of each other. Using a cutting board and knife, roll the leaves together and cut leaves into 1 inch thick strips.

3.  When your ham hocks are done, add the greens, garlic and season salt to the same pot. Boil on low heat for 1-2 hours until greens are tender. Stir your greens often to distribute the ham hock and increase the flavor. About halfway through cooking taste test your greens and add more seasoning if necessary.

If you're serving baked ham you must also serve collard greens for Fathers day Dinner.

Cornbread Recipe

Because you're serving collard greens, corn bread is a must for this year's Fathers Day Dinner meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 – cups yellow corn meal
  • 1-1/2 – cups general all purpose flower
  • 4 – tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 – tablespoons sugar
  • 1 – tablespoon salt
  • 1-1/2 – cups milk
  • 2 – eggs
  • 2 – tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 – tablespoons melted butter

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 – cast iron skillet
  • 2 – mixing bowls
  • 1 – measuring cup
  • 1 – mixing spoon
  • 1 – kitchen basting brush

Recipe Instructions:

As always the key to great cooking is to be prepared and to use quality ingredients.

1.  You can start off by greasing your cast iron skillet with a little vegetable oil. Set the oven to 425 degrees and heat your skillet. If you don't have the cast iron skillet go head and use a iron baking pan.

2.  Blend corn meal, flour, baking powered and sugar in a mixing bowl. In another bowl whisk together your milk, eggs and melted butter. Make the corn bread batter by mixing your dry and wet ingredients together thoroughly.

3.  Next using oven mittens, carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven. Using a kitchen basting brush or whatever you have available coat the inside of your skillet with vegetable oil.

4.  Pour batter into the skillet and return to oven. Bake for about half an hour or until a wooden tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. The finished product will be golden brown.

Potato Salad

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 - Pounds Boiled Potatoes
  • 4 – Hard Boiled Eggs, Chopped
  • 4 – Tablespoons Of Mayonnaise Or Miracle Whip, Then Add To Taste
  • 2 – Tablespoons Of Sweet Pickle Relish, Then Add To Taste
  • 1 – Teaspoon Of Yellow Mustard, Then Add To Taste
  • 1/4 – Teaspoon Salt, Then Add To Taste
  • 1/4 – Teaspoon Pepper, Add To Taste To Taste
  • Paprika, Sprinkled Over Top Of Salad
  • Parsley, Sprinkled Over Top Of Salad

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 – Large Boiling Pot
  • 1 - Small Boiling Pot
  • 1 – Large Serving Bowl With Lid
  • 1 - Stirring spoon
  • 1 – Knife

Recipe Instructions:

As always the key to great cooking is to be prepared and to use quality ingredients.

1.  Rinse potatoes thoroughly under running water. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with at least two inches of cold water. Bring water to rolling boil and cook potatoes until tender. Don't allow the water to boil out. Once potatoes are done remove from heat, pour out water and allow to cool. Go ahead and clean your large pot because you will use it later to mix up your potato salad.

2.  Place eggs into a small boiling pot and add cold water. Cook eggs on medium-high heat until done. Remove from heat, add cold water and allow to cool before chopping.

3.  Now that the potatoes have cooled peel them and mash them up one at a time into your large pot. Add chopped eggs, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, salt and pepper. Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly. Start with the exact measurements and adjust to your desired taste.

4.  Spoon the combined mixture into a suitable size bowl with lid. For the purpose of presentation, top mixture with a sprinkle of paprika and parsley. Now you have southern style potato salad. Cover with lid and refrigerate. Serve salad cold.

Here is another delicious side I like to prepare for Fathers Day Dinner.

Peach Cobbler Recipe

You can't have Fathers Day Dinner with peach cobbler dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup self rising flour
  • 1/2 cup pure fine granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned sliced peaches

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 - Measuring cup
  • 1 - 8.5x4.5x2.5in Baking pan
  • 1 -– Mixing bowl
  • 1 –- Stirring spoon

Recipe Instructions:

As always the key to great cooking is preparation and quality ingredients.

1.  Preheat oven to 350. While you're preheating your oven go ahead and melt 3 tablespoons of butter into a baking pan.

2.  Combine flour and sugar into a mixing bowl and stir briefly. Next add whole milk and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. By now your oven should be preheated and your butter melted.

3.  After the butter has melted, pour your mixture to the baking pan. Next evenly distribute your sliced peaches over the mixture. Do not stir. Bake at 350 degrees, in the center of your oven for 1 hour until peach cobbler is golden brown.

This recipe will feed 4 to 5 people.

Homemade Lemonade

Now for a delicious southern beverage to go along with your Fathers Day Dinner.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 – Lemons
  • 1/2 – Cup Sugar
  • 2 – Quarts Water
  • Honey To Taste
  • Ice

Mixing Instructions:

1.  It doesn't get any simpler than this. Rinse lemons thoroughly. Next you want to prepare the lemons for squeezing. Roll whole lemons with the palm of your hands on the kitchen counter top to break up the pulp and produce more juice.

2.  Next cut lemons in half and squeezed out the juice. If you have a juicer use it, if not just squeeze your juice into a bowl. Strain the lemon juice through a fine strainer to remove seeds.

3.  Pour lemon juice into a two quart pitcher. Add sugar and water, then stir vigorously until sugar is completely dissolved. Add you favorite honey to taste. Serve lemonade with ice.

Enjoy your Fathers Day Dinner

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