Archives for Soul Food category

This old fashioned Southern soul food dish is a great way to take the chill away on a fall day.

These candied sweet potatoes are baked with a brown sugar and orange juice glaze, then garnished with nuts and raisins. Yield: 4 -6 servings 2 large sweet potatoes 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Peel sweet potatoes, and using […]

Salt and Pepper Catfish

Recipe for Southern fried catfish, a popular Soul Food recipe from the North Carolina Piedmont

A traditional cornbread recipe used by my family for almost 75 years.

2 pounds pork maw 2 tablespoons salt 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 4 stalks celery, finely chopped, divided 4 small onions, finely chopped, divided 4 small green bell peppers, cored, seeded and finely chopped, divided 5 pounds precooked chitins Wash the pork maw thoroughly in several changes of cold water and drain. Place in […]

This is a traditional Southern feast on New Year’s Day. It’s a wonderful blend of rice, black-eyed peas, and ham that will make you happy all year. 1 1/2 cups dried black-eyed peas 6 strips salt pork or bacon, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cups cooked rice Salt and pepper to taste Dash of […]

4 pounds pork spareribs 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup orange juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt Heat spareribs and enough water to cover to boiling in 5-quart saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour or […]

It doesn’t get much more Southern than this. Make a big pot and invite the Preacher over for Sunday Dinner! 1 chicken, cut into quarters 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning 2 cups flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 1 cup whole milk 2 teaspoonss lard or vegetable shortening 1 egg, beaten 1 tteaspoon salt Place chicken in […]

1 cup vegetable oil 1 poundcubed steak, cut into 4 (4-ounce) pieces Salt Freshly ground black pepper Poultry seasoning seasoning 1 egg, beaten 3 cups plus 3 tablespoons milk 1 1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour Heat the oil in a heavy 9-inch cast iron skillet, to 360 degrees F. Season the steak with […]

This gravy (or a slight variation thereof) is the traditional accompaniment to fried chicken throughout the South. In Maryland, the gravy is served poured over the chicken; elsewhere, it is served on the side, usually over rice. Yield: 4 servings 2 tablespoons pan drippings 2 tablespoons flour or cornmeal 2 cups light cream or half […]