25 Real Authentic Deep South
Old Southern Recipes

Get ready for some old southern recipes, like the ones Grandma use to make.  If you crave the old time southern recipes of the past, you've come to the right place.  Over the years, I've collected an assortment of recipes.

I use the very same recipes to prepare some old time, old fashioned and down home cooking, all of which I'll share with you here today.  Many of these recipes were pasted down to my by family and friends who I consider all to be great cooks. For you this means get ready for real authentic cooking and good eating.  

All you have to do is try out a few of the recipes we feature below on this page. So prepare to head to your local grocery store, pick up the best ingredients and get into the kitchen and fix some of these all time favorite traditional southern recipes.

Don't try just one recipe, be creative, prepare a couple of recipes all at one time to make yourself a complete meal.  From the list below, my all time favorite meal would be chitterlings and hog maws, served with collard greens. For dessert I would fix some homemade peach cobbler. How about you?

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Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken
Crunchy and crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the
inside is the only way to prepare and eat fried chicken. Break
the hot sauce out the cabinets for some good eating.

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Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn    
Sweet and savory creamed corn is another southern staple.
It's one of the easiest, riches, and most  creamiest side dish you will ever
make. This is a must try recipe favorite.

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Salmon Croquette Patties

Salmon Croquette Patties
The perfect salmon patty is crispy and flaky on the outside and
tender and flavorful on the inside. Made from wild caught canned
salmon, croquette patties make for an excellent dinner.

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Can you stand the smell? The cleaned and prepared intestines of a hog
is a southern delicacy. Chitlins are slow-cooked and often eaten with vinegar
and hot sauce. Chitterlings are sometimes parboiled, then battered and fried.

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Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas
Cooked separately or with rice as hoppin' john, black eyed peas
is a popular soul food dish. For many black folks this is the go to
dish for New Year's day. They say eating them brings good luck.

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Fried Catfish

Fried Catfish
It's fish fry Friday night and if you're wondering how to
fry catfish, this is the way to go. Season, bread, then deep fry your catfish
and serve with hush puppies, coleslaw and fries.

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Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits
It's my opinion that nothing taste better than warm biscuits straight
from the oven.  I'll break them apart and spread on my favorite jam or honey.
Jam, spreads, cheese, eggs, and sausages all go great with biscuits.

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Collard Greens

Collard Greens
Collard greens are considered a southern staple and great example of
some good eating. These greens are usually cooked with ham hocks. When it's time to eat
pass the vinegar, hot sauce, and give me a piece of corn bread.

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Homemade Meatloaf

Mama's Meat Loaf
Meatloaf is an insanely simple dish to prepare for a family dinner.
Mama's meatloaf always taste the best so here is they recipe if you want
your meatloaf to taste as good or better as Mama's.

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catfish stew

Catfish Stew
Here's something to do with that catfish you just caught.
Make yourself some classic southern catfish stew. The stew is light,
hearty, and delicious too. 

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Lima Beans

Lima Beans
How about some southern style lima beans seasoned with bacon or
ham hocks cooked low and slow to perfection? Makes my mouth water just saying
that. These beans have delicate flavor that complement a wide variety of dishes.

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Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding
This dessert classic is an all-time family favorite for ease of preparation
and its great taste. Southern-style banana pudding with freshly sliced bananas
and crunchy vanilla wafers is the simplest of dessert.

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Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops
Smothered pork chops are the best. Lightly breaded pork chops are
smothered in a rich and savory gravy to make dinner. Serve the
smothered chops mashed potatoes or rice with your favorite sides.

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Potato Salad

Potato Salad
Old-fashioned potato salad doesn't take too many ingredients
to make. It's easy to whip this awesome side dish up for any
occasion and it's sure to please the crowd. Try this recipe.

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Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup
Comforting tomato soup is the ultimate southern comfort food. Sometime
when I'm filling down this is my go to recipe. I serve the hot pipping soup with my famous
grilled cheese sandwich. Oh so delicious!

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Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake
This is an incredible dessert with a cream cheese frosting. Although
most reserved for holidays and special occasions you can prepare this
dessert anytime.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie
The smell of sweet potato pie baking in the oven brings back so
many memories and good feelings. Served warm or cold I'm eating
me a slice either way. Sometimes topped with whipped cream.

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Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea
Refreshing home brewed sweet tea goes well with southern foods.
I love to drink to a few glasses with lemon at dinner tea. It really is
my beverage of choice on most nights.

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Smoked Turkey Tails

Smoked Turkey Tails (Butts)
Smoked turkey tails aka turkey butts are a rare
treat to eat. If you can find this delicious meat
at your local store or butcher you have to try this recipe out.

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers
Oven baked bell peppers stuffed with goodness can
be a complete meal.  This is one of my most favorite vegetable recipes.

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Country Fried Steak

Country Fried Steak
For some good eating try deep fried beef steak cooked
to perfection in flour or batter. Then serve this up with the best tasting gravy
you'll ever eat. And don't forget your side dishes.

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Chicken and Dumplings

Grandma's Chicken and Dumplings
Homemade chicken and dumplings is the ultimate
comfort food, always guaranteed to stick to the stomach
and fill you up. You gotta try this classic dish.

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Neckbones and Rice

Neckbones and Rice
Can't get enough of that pork, so made me some neckbones
and rice which is always a soul food favorite for many. Pour
on the gravy, this dish can be served with rice or boiled potatoes too.

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Candied Yams

Candied Yams
Made with sweet potatoes, candied yams has always been a soul
food treat. This dish is baked to perfect in the oven and then served
as a side dish.

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Pigs Feet

Pigs Feet
Classic pigs feet is slow cooked like chitterlings and sometimes
pickled too.  This recipe is boiled for some tender and good tasting
pork meat. Ready to eat with some vinegar and hot sauce.

Okay, now let me share our best and most favorite recipes. Look over the list below, find a recipe that interest you, then click on the link to see and print the recipe you choose.

25 Real and Authentic Old Southern Recipes

  1. Banana Pudding
  2. Baked Chicken and Biscuit
  3. Chicken and Dumplings
  4. Barbecue Pigs Feet
  5. Black Eyed Peas
  6. Boiled Cabbage
  7. Boiled Pigs Feet
  8. Candied Yams
  9. Catfish Stew
  10. Chitterlings and Hog Maws
  11. Collard Greens
  12. Corn Bread Dressing
  13. Country Fried Steak
  14. Fried Catfish
  15. Fried Chicken
  16. Homemade Pink Lemonade
  17. Honey Baked Ham
  18. Lima Beans
  19. Neck Bones
  20. Peach Cobbler
  21. Pecan Pie
  22. Red Velvet Cake
  23. Southern Fried Chicken
  24. Stuffed Bell Pepper
  25. Sweet Potato Pie

Okay, now that you've looked at the list, what is your favorite southern recipe? Just leave us a comment below letting us know what you like most to eat and also which recipe you decided to try.

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