Alabama Recipes

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Alabama Mud Cake

Rating: 4.22 stars
Great special occasion dessert or for any time.

Alabama Slammer Cocktail

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

Mobile Bay Seafood Gumbo

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

Southern Style Beef Stew

Rating: 4.6 stars
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: 4.64 stars
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: 4.66 stars
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: 4.52 stars
This recipe is originally from Alabama, and has been passed down for generations.

Good Ol' Alabama Sweet Tea

Rating: 4.44 stars
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.

Granny's Okra Soup

Rating: 5 stars
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.

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage

Rating: 4.69 stars
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.

Alabama White Sauce

Little known outside the Southern US, this mayo-based BBQ sauce can't be beat for smoked poultry.

White BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.23 stars
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!

Inspiration and Ideas

Southern-Style Strawberry Cobbler

Rating: Unrated
Being an Alabama native, I've grown up in a Southern kitchen watching my mom and grandmother create many delicious dishes. My mom's specialty seemed to be desserts and this particular one will bring out the Southern belle in you!

Kingombo Patatas

Rating: 4.33 stars

This dish originated in Africa but my mother and her relatives prepared it in Alabama. Kingombo is the name of okra in the African Bantu language and patata is the name of potato in Spain. I combined the two words together to name my dish. This is a wonderful okra and potato dish that can used as a side dish or it can be eaten for breakfast. Enjoy kingombo patatas!