Archives for Soul Food category

Red Rice

Red rice is served all along the South Carolina and Georgia coast as an accompaniment to meat, game andseafood. 5 slices bacon or side meat 2 cups cooked rice 3/4 cup chopped onion 2 cups canned tomatoes 1/2 teaspon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce n a 10-inch cast iron skillet, cook bacon […]

A delicious blend of flavors make these a Southern and Soul Food classic. 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 Boil cut-up sweet potatoes until fork  tender. Melt the butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar together in […]

1(1 pound) package dried black-eyed peas 2 quarts water ham hock,  ham bone, piece of salt pork or several slices of bacon salt and pepper to taste Wash peas and soak   in cold water overnight or at least 6 hours. Drain. Place  peas in large pot and cover with water. Add ham bone or […]

Okra and Tomatos A favorite Southern summertime treat! 1 Tbs. bacon grease 1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped 1 lb. okra, cut into 1/2 inch slices 3 fresh tomatoes, preferably Big Boy 1 tsp. sugar Heat bacon grease in a heavy nonreactive skillet over medium high heat.cook onion 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add okra and […]

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese If you’ve only had it out of a box, you’re in for a treat. This is the real stuff. 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons. flour 2 c. milk warmed 1 1/2 pounds. elbow macaroni- cooked 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese grated 1 pound monterey jack cheese grated In small sauce pan, melt […]

Fried Okra

A Southern summer favorite. 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh okra 1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste (optional) Vegetable oil for frying Salt okra and let sit for a few minutes to bring out juice. In a shallow bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, and pepper. Gently roll okra in cornmeal, […]

Chef Rick’s Fried Corn

Sweet, spicy, and sooooo good! 1 tablespoon bacon grease 4-6 earsSilver Queen or other white Corn 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Cut corn from cob with a sharp knife. Using the back edge of the knife, scrape the cob to remove the “milk” from […]

Mixed Greens

2 pounds collard greens 2 pounds mustard greens 2 pounds turnip greens 1⁄2 pound salt pork 1 tablespoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste Place greens in kitchen sink. Fill sink with water, pushing leaves under running water as sink fills. Allow to soak for five minutes; drain water, rinse greens under running water and […]

Butter Beans

2 tablespoons bacon drippings 16 ounces butter beans, canned or frozen drained, thawed 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt Pinch of garlic powder Place drippings, spices and beans in a medium saucepanwith enough cold water to cover the beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Serves 6. […]

Served at a famous Kentucky horse race…you know the one! 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs, slightly beaten 3 tablespoons rum 1/2 cup coconut 1/2 cup flour 1 stick butter or margarine 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup pecans — chopped 1 unbaked 9″ pie shell Combine sugar, flour and eggs. Add nuts, coconut and rum. […]