Tomorrow, January 22nd, is National Southern Food Cooking day and it only seemed proper to pull together a round up of the tastiest southern food cooking there is out there! As a Canadian, living in one of the most Northern major cities of the country, my experience with southern food cooking is limited. However, in August of 2015 my husband and I went to New Orleans, Louisiana where I had my first taste of the south and we fell in love immediately.
As soon as we got home I started practicing and making some of the recipes we had during our visit. This round-up includes those recipes along with many MANY others from all my food blogger friends! Grab yourself a cafe du lait, sit back, and enjoy!
Southern Food Cooking Breakfast
Rise and shine with these southern morning staples from pancakes and waffles to biscuits and gravy to a Southern style eggs benny or breakfast hash! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and these recipes can be a part of your breakfast or brunch in a southern style!
Southern Style Biscuits and Gravy by The Gluten-Free Foodsmith
Sweet Potato Biscuits with Maple Cinnamon Butter by Luci’s Morsels
Southern Food Cooking Drinks
Any good party or meal needs a good drink and what goes better with Southern food cooking than Southern drinks? Most of these are adult drinks but all are inspired from the South and are the way to wash down any of these delicious recipes!
Blueberry Bourbon Smash by Lexi Bites
Southern Food Cooking Appetizers
If you are looking for some tasty bits and bites to snack on or you are going to a southern food themed party and want to bring something small, these appetizers offer authentic Southern style flavours and are small enough to be a great snack!
BBQ and Buttermilk Onion Rings by Bless Her Heart Y’all
Southern Food Cooking Mains
Next up are the mains! There are a lot of main dishes that come from the South, from barbecue to po-boys to gumbos and jambalaya. I am breaking up the mains into four groups: meat (beef and pork), chicken, seafood and one-pot wonders! Whether you are firing up the grill or pulling out the dutch oven, all of the recipes below will bring you down South for some good home cooking!
Red Eye Ribs by The BBQ Bastard
Pulled Pork North Carolina Style by Killing Thyme
One Pot Wonders (Gumbos, Jambalaya and More!)
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo by Simply Fresh Dinners
Southern Food Cooking Sides and Sauces
Anytime you have a main dish, you need a great side or some awesome sauce to go with it! In the next set of Southern food cooking I have all the sides and sauces you need – we have vegetable sides, beans and potato sides, corn bread, barbecue sauce and salsa. Make your Southern main dish perfect with any of the below recipes!
Collard Greens Southern Style by Latin Meets Lagniappe
Rice, Potatoes and Bean Sides
Barbecue Sauces and Salsa
Southern Food Cooking Desserts
And lastly but definitely not least are the best of the best Southern desserts! Cobblers, pecans, bourbon and pies all make up Southern food cooking sweet endings and you can find that perfect amount of sweetness with these Southern favourite desserts.
Whew! That’s a lot of Southern deliciousness! Thanks to all the awesome food bloggers that submitted to this roundup! And happy Southern Food Cooking day y’all!