Top Rated Southern Recipes

A light vanilla layer cake rich with sweet potato pastry cream, pecan meringue, and caramel whipped cream frosting.
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A fried breast of chicken, topped with two dill pickles, and placed on top of a warm, buttery bun? It sounds eerily like a Chick-fil-A sandwich, but the McDonald’s rendition has something unique about it. You not only can enjoy this Southern specialty for lunch or dinner at McDonald’s, but you can have the same chicken recipe for breakfast, too (a biscuit makes a huge difference). McDonald’s customers have loved the simple, tangy, flavors of the sandwich ever since it came out. Click here to see How to Make 10 Iconic McDonald’s Dishes at Home Click here to see 10 Iconic McDonald's Menu Items Recipes
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Southern Fried Chicken BLT
Coated in buttermilk and fried until crisp, Southern-style fried chicken is the perfect partner in crime for bacon. A tangy spread of Dijon mustard-inflected mayonnaise keeps the richness of each bite in check and complements the flavors in the sandwich nicely. Click here to see Reinventing the BLT — 9 Ways. Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken
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Southern-Style Biscuits
Long before there were refrigerated cylinders of mediocre biscuit dough at every supermarket waiting to be popped from their container and tossed into the oven, there were fresh, home-baked biscuits. In the South, each woman has her own special recipe, her own process, and her own lore surrounding the biscuit. Do you use vegetable shortening or butter; do you roll out the dough or pat it gently with your hands? What about baking powder — how many tablespoons; do you knead it or hardly touch the dough? With so much mythologizing, it’s no wonder that Americans have settled on the mediocrity of a convenience food just to avoid treading on an adamant baker’s toes!While I appreciate a tale as much as the next woman, I also believe in de-mystifying processes, showing every person (Southern or otherwise) that getting a plate full of steaming biscuits on the table is an achievable goal. — Adrienne Kane, United States of BreadClick here for more of our best biscuit recipes.
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This cocktail (pictured middle) gets the moniker "Southern" based on the addition of Maker's Mark Bourbon. The whiskey barrel-aged bitters used does not add bitterness but rather brings out the cinnamon-spiced character of the tea. Click here to find more "tea-tails" for winter.
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This recipe was the result of trying to give oysters a dash of Southern flair. Each facet of the recipe is designed to pair perfectly with its counterparts, but could easily be enjoyed all on their own as well. 
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The Southern Congressman Recipe
This take on a whiskey sour was created by the founder of Drunk Dial Congress, Scott Goodstein. While we don't condone excessive drinking, this cocktail will surely put you in the right spirits to give Congress a piece of your mind.
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In the South, tea is really just an excuse to sip a whole sugarcane’s worth of sweetness in one glass. Read more about Making the Best Iced Tea.
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Catfish is making a comeback, and as Feed Me Phoebe demonstrates with this recipe, it doesn't get any better than when it's dusted in cornmeal and served alongside a savory rice made with two of summer's most valuable players, tomatoes and zucchini.  Click here to see 10 Great Zucchini Recipes to Make with Your Bounty.
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Baked Southern Fried Chicken with Barbecue Sauce
This delicious and slimmed-down version of everyone's favorite — fried chicken — is a recipe you'll want to make over and over again for the family. Oven-baking the chicken cuts out the grease, while a tangy barbecue sauce makes them finger-lickin' good. See all chicken recipes. Click here to see Comfort Food Alternatives.
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Chickpeas provide the perfect consistency for these crunchy veggie burgers, and seasonings such as garlic powder and ground chile pepper give it a kick of taste. 
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Southern Fried Chicken
As with many dishes throughout history, the advent of Southern fried chicken was the result of several different events converging. Fried chicken was a West African delicacy brought over to the United States by slaves, the mass production of pork in the South made lard readily available, and the popularity of cast-iron cookware in the 19th century created the fried chicken we now associate with the South. The key to keeping the chicken moist during frying is to marinate it overnight. Buttermilk imparts a slightly creamy taste to the meat that complements the crispy, savory crust perfectly.
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