What Are Some Good Southern Food Recipes?

What Are Some Good Southern Food Recipes?

Highly rated Southern food recipes include classic fried chicken and peach cobbler. Novices and experienced cooks alike can make Southern-style fried chicken in 70 minutes using simple ingredients.

Classic Southern fried chicken requires heating 3 cups vegetable oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a deep skillet. In a bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups milk and 2 large eggs. In a large, heavy plastic food bag, combine 2 1/2 cups flour with 2 tablespoons salt and 2 teaspoons pepper. Dredge 4 pounds of chicken pieces in the milk mixture, shake off excess, and place a few pieces at a time into the flour mixture. Shake the bag to coat pieces.

Cook a few chicken pieces at a time in hot oil until golden brown, drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.

Make Southern peach cobbler by peeling and pitting 8 fresh peaches and cutting into thin wedges. Place peaches into a large bowl, adding 1/4 cup each white sugar and brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Add 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Coat peaches thoroughly and pour them into a 2-quart baking dish. Bake peaches for 10 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup each white and brown sugars with 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, blending until coarse. Stir in 1/4 cup boiling water to combine dry ingredients. Take peaches out of oven and drop spoonfuls of topping mixture over peaches. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons white sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon on top and bake for 30 minutes.