Favorite Southern Dishes


“What is your favorite Southern dish?”

It seems like a simple enough question, but when one of my Twitter followers asked me this last week, I was completely stumped. Not stumped because I couldn’t think of one, but stumped because so many things popped into my head that there wouldn’t be enough characters available to fit them all into my tweet!

So, I didn’t answer. How rude of me. But now I’m answering, just in a much longer way….

I’m  a list-maker, so I made a list. Then, as the days passed, I gradually scratched off a few that I decided weren’t my absolute favorites. What IS my favorite Southern dish? Well, the answer is, I don’t have just one. But I forced myself to narrow it down to 10 that I really, really wouldn’t want to live without:

Pimento Cheese

BBQ and Burgoo

Blackberry or Peach Cobbler

Fried Squash, Fried Pickles and Fried Green Tomatoes

Chocolate Chess Pie



Shrimp n Grits

Fried Apple Pies

Country Ham on an angel biscuit with Peach Butter, Apple Butter, or Pear Butter

Corn Pudding

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy


Okay, so I may have cheated a little and might have slightly gone over 10, but hey, it’s my list, so I can do that!

Now what about you? What are your favorite Southern dishes?