Alabama Recipes

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Alabama Mud Cake

Rating: 4 stars 23
Great special occasion dessert or for any time.
By Sharon

Alabama Slammer Cocktail

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This potent shooter is best served chilled and slammed all at once, hence its name.

Mobile Bay Seafood Gumbo

Rating: 4 stars 17
Mobile Bay Seafood Gumbo. Serve over white rice.

Southern Style Beef Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This is how my mother in law makes beef stew and she is from Alabama. As southern as you can get. Do not use generic tomatoes, they make this bland. I use arm shoulder roast and cut it up cause some beef stew meat is too tough. You can also make this with turtle meat and call it turtle stew, that's what we do! You can adjust the ingredients according to your own taste. We love to eat this with buttered bread.

Southern Dill Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 276
My mother made this potato salad for me as a boy growing up in Spanish Fort, Alabama (on the Gulf of Mexico). I have re-created it with a slight modern tangy twist. I know you will like it! Best taste is achieved when the salad is covered and placed in refrigerator overnight.

Alabama Fire Crackers

Rating: 4.5 stars 293
Turn saltine crackers into a gourmet party snack. This recipe is cheap, delicious and requires no cooking! These are really great with chili.

Southern Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 323
This recipe is originally from Alabama, and has been passed down for generations.
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Good Ol' Alabama Sweet Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 178
This sweet tea is found in houses, churches, and cafes all over the great state of Alabama. If you're north of the Mason-Dixon, you've NEVER had tea this good! Fresh-squeezed lemon, lime, or orange juice can be added for an extra flavor.

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
I am from the South, and red beans and rice is a weekly tradition in my house. This recipe is cooked in no time, thanks to the pressure cooker! Serve over hot cooked rice.

Granny's Okra Soup

Rating: 5 stars 4
A delicious beef and vegetable soup that is a variation on the okra and tomato-based soup my great-grandmother used to make on the farm in Alabama. It's great with fresh or canned veggies, works with just about any alterations - I use fresh, locally-grown ingredients and it's always amazing. All ingredient measurements are approximate. The important thing about Granny's okra soup is that the tomato is the main ingredient, but okra, lima beans and potatoes are important too. Adding or subtracting other vegetables to taste or based on availability is perfectly acceptable.

White BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 69
A friend of my mom's from Alabama gave her this recipe. It will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks. Remember to keep any sauce you use for brushing or basting meat separate from the rest, for food safety reasons!
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Slow Cooker Alabama Pulled BBQ Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
Tender pulled chicken with a southern white sauce. This wonderful pulled chicken has the perfect balance of seasoning with a hint of Alabama BBQ. The sauce is not overly powerful but you can always add more or leave it off and still have a great tasting pulled chicken for sandwiches or plain. I searched and searched for an easy slow cooker pulled chicken recipe that would be similar to a popular BBQ restaurant. I never found one, so here's my own recipe. My family of six loves this. Keep remaining sauce refrigerated until ready to serve. Great to spread on sandwich, lettuce leaf, or drizzle over chicken on plate.

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Alabama White Sauce
Little known outside the Southern US, this mayo-based BBQ sauce can't be beat for smoked poultry.
Summer Squash and Onion Cheesy Casserole
Rating: 4 stars 14

My Great Great Grandmother used to make this when I was young, and it has always been a favorite of my Atlanta and Alabama relatives! I learned how to make it from my Aunt Edith Russell, while visiting her in Atlanta in the mid-1990s!