What are some classic Southern recipes?


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Some classic Southern dishes include crunchy saltine chicken tenders and Creole mashed potatoes. Southern fruit iced tea is an example of a classic Southern drink.

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To make crunchy saltine chicken tenders, mix 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Cut 1-1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts into thin strips, and rub the spice mixture on the chicken. Coat each chicken strip with some flour, beat two eggs in a bowl, coat chicken strips in the egg mixture, and roll them in some crushed saltine crackers. Place the strips on an oven rack sprayed with non-stick spray and cook the strips in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. After that, place each strip into a deep fryer set to 375 degrees F for about 30 seconds.

To make Southern fruit iced tea, make regular tea by steeping 5 tea bags and 4 cups of water for five minutes, cool the tea, add 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of pineapple juice, 1/2 cup of orange juice, the juice of one lemon and 1/8 cup of cherry juice. Add some ice, and stir the tea.

To make Creole mashed potatoes, cook 3-1/2 pounds of peeled potatoes together with 1/2 cup of minced onion. Transfer vegetables to a mixer bowl, add salt to taste, 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper and 1/4 cup of butter and beat everything on low. Add 1 egg, and beat the mixture at medium high. Add 3/4 cup to 1 cup of warm evaporated milk, and beat the mixture on medium until smooth.

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