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Southern Recipes

This is a personal collection of southern recipes, some of which came from southern friends, others of my own creation based on southern-style cooking and typical ingredients. I moved to North Carolina years ago and discovered that many southern foods are very similar to my family's Pennsylvania Dutch cooking and a few are identical. That is not so surprising because the heritage of both cultures is deeply rooted in farming. However, each region has some of its own unique ingredients and methods. I have included a section for recipes shared by visitors to the site. If you have a favorite to add, send it to Teri's Kitchen. There are many other recipes in the Main Recipe Files that would be appropriate for this page, but it is my intention to list only traditional southern or southern-style dishes. I hope you will enjoy southern cooking with these recipes as much as this transplanted northerner.


Main Dishes

Side Dishes
Breads, Snacks and Desserts

Shared Southern-style Family Recipes
Pecan Pie Recipe Photo
Southern Pecan Pie

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Main Dishes

Chicken-Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Chicken and Oyster Gumbo

Barbecued Chicken (Grilled or Baked)

Chicken and Dumplings

Southern Pan-Fried Chicken

Baked Chicken Thighs with Vegetables and Honey-Mustard Glaze

Baked Chicken with Red Wine and Pecans

Braised Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Ham Steaks with Orange-Mustard Glaze

Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Ham

Country Ham and Red-Eye Gravy

Roasted Boneless Pork Loin with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Pork Chop and Sweet Potato Casserole
Oven-Fried Pork Chops

Dry-Rubbed Baby Back Pork Ribs with Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Slow-Roasted or Grilled Pork Butt (for roast or pulled pork sandwiches)

Green Beans and Country Ham

Cooked Turnips with Pork

Pinto Beans and Rice

Creamy Seafood Chowder

Baked Catfish with Pecan Crust

Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Catfish

Shrimp and Rice Carolina-Style

Southern-Style Shrimp and Grits

Eastern North Carolina Vinegar-Based Barbecue Sauce

Tomato-Based Barbecue Sauce

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Side Dishes

Black-Eyed Peas

Smashed Root Vegetables

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Pecans

Seven-Layer Salad

Cornbread, Sausage and Pecan Stuffing or Dressing

Cheese Grits
Cooked Greens with Sweet Potatoes

Cooked Collard Greens

Easy Pan-Fried Okra

Okra, Corn and Tomatoes

Squash Casserole

Fried Squash or Zucchini

Bernice's Corn Pudding Casserole

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Breads, Snacks and Desserts

Buttermilk Cornbread

Lois Ann's Buttermilk Biscuits

Sour Cream Pecan Muffins

Hot Crab Dip or Spread

Pimento Cheese Spread

Deviled Eggs with Pimentos and Parsley

Cheddar Cheese-Pecan Wafers
Candied Pecans

Southern Boiled Peanuts

Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Pecan Pie

Walnut and Chocolate Chip Brownie Pie

Southern Prune Cake

Derby Squares with Walnuts and Chocolate Chips

Shared Southern-Style Family Recipes

Lee Anne's Gumbo

Pat's Uptown Collards

Edwina's Boiled Okra

Edwina's Fried Okra

Terrie's Okra

Nita's Cheese Grits

Frank's Western North Carolina Barbecue Slaw

Red Beans and Rice on Monday (courtesy

Chicken, Pork and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya (courtesy
Wayne's Squash and Sausage Casserole

Glenda's Catfish Creole

Alex's Deep-Fried Turkey

Frank's Liver Mush

Avery Island Green Potato Salad (courtesy

Mary Ellen's Fried Green Tomatoes

Linda's Meatloaf with Creole Sauce

Mary Ellen's Quick Orange Glazed Pecans

Heidi's Praline Chocolate Dessert

Dottie's Watermelon Ice

If you have any southern recipes you would like to share, send them to Teri's Kitchen. I will post them on this page, as well as the Shared Family Recipes page.

Braised Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Braised Chicken Recipe Photo

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits Recipe Photo

Buttermilk Cornbread

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe Photo