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 myself some homemade peach cobbler. How about you?
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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. When it comes to old southern recipes you have to add fried chicken to the list.
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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
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. Old southern recipes like this salmon patties recipe have been around for a long time.
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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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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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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. Fried catfish is another old southern recipes favorite.
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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
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
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
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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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 (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. Smoked turkey tails is a new addition to the old southern recipes list. Enjoy!
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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
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. No old southern recipes list is complete without country fried steak. Do you agree?
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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. I had to add this wholesome dish to the old southern recipes list.
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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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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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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.
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