Southern Recipes

Fried chicken and slaw. Grits and greens. Pulled pork and BBQ. These top-rated recipes show the best of the South.

Staff Picks

Cajun Crab Cakes (No Breadcrumbs)

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Two of the most crucial ingredients used in New Orleans cooking are Cajun spice and local seafood! Crab has always been my favorite type of shellfish, but I have never really cared much for crab cakes. The overpowering presence of seasoned breadcrumbs used in most recipes interferes with the sweet and delicate flavors of the fresh lump crabmeat. After years of experimenting with many of New Orleans' most famous crab cake recipes, I have created a flavorful, mouth-watering, delicious piece of work! The key is to use a small amount of crumbled crackers instead of breadcrumbs. I hope you enjoy!

Blackened Catfish and Spicy Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Quick and easy blackened catfish recipe. I like to serve this over a Cajun flavored spicy white rice. Although the rice is optional, the slightly spicy Cajun flavor of the rice brings out the taste of the catfish.

Easy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Simple recipe for fried green tomatoes, perfect for appetizers or a unique fried green tomato B.L.T.!

North Carolina Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
I got this from an North Carolina native and it is the best. It is pretty much foolproof. This is made in the slow cooker.

Carolina Mustard Sauce #1

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Great no-cook sauce for chicken or pork. Make 24 hours before serving for all flavors to develop.

Key West Shrimp Boil with Key Lime Mustard Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Absolutely the last shrimp boil recipe you'll ever need! These can be served immediately or chilled and served cold.

Memphis BBQ Pork Totchos

Rating: 5 stars 22
A mashup of the BBQ pork nachos that are on so many menus in Memphis and the South-of-the-Border influenced Totchos that have blown up as the must-try bar food in Seattle. Serve with extra barbeque sauce for dipping.

Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Peaches are incredibly delicious, especially caramelized on the grill and muddled with your favorite bourbon, grilled lemon, and mint. Strain over ice, make a toast to good times, and enjoy this totally smashing summer refreshment with a good friend.

Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4.5 stars 4035
This peach cobbler recipe with fresh Southern peaches makes the perfect dessert.

Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1016
These fried green tomatoes come out perfectly every time with this easy recipe.

Southern Pimento Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 989
This wonderful version of pimento cheese can be used for grilled cheese sandwiches, as a spread for crackers, or served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Southern Tomato Sandwich
Rating: 5 stars 24

A classic Southern tomato sandwich with mayonnaise on white bread.