Soul Food Recipes
The Ultimate Southern Fried Chicken
This fried chicken is a no-fail, no-fuss version of classic fried chicken with a perfectly crunchy seasoned crust (the trick is the cornstarch) and juicy meat.
Chicken-Fried Ribs with Red Eye Gravy
Elements of ribs, barbecue and chicken-fried steak are all incorporated here by coating tender baby back ribs with a crispy cornmeal crust and serving them with red eye gravy.
Smoky Collard Greens
These greens get a double dose of smokiness with bacon and paprika and a good kick of heat from a jalapeno.
Black-Eyed Pea Stew with Sausage
This thick, luscious stew is loaded with tender peas and spicy Italian sausage.
Hush Puppies with Green Zebra Tomato Jam
Paired with a highly seasoned, Indian-inflected tomato jam with ginger, cinnamon, cumin and cayenne, these hush puppies are the perfect start to a meal.
Fried Green Tomatoes
When firm, tart green tomatoes are coated in bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese then pan-fried, they become amazingly crispy on the outside, and warm and juicy on the inside. If green tomatoes are difficult to find, fresh tomatillos make an excellent substitute.
Baked Beans with Maple-Glazed Bacon
For this zippy recipe, beans get baked in a tangy-hot mixture of apple cider vinegar, molasses, brown sugar and crushed red pepper.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Okra Salad
This completely original recipe combines roasted sweet potatoes with red potatoes, wilted spinach and sauteed okra. Toasted mustard seeds and a caper vinaigrette give this delicious salad a nutty, tangy flavor.
Skillet Corn Bread with Corn Relish
Corn relish provides all the seasoning required for this slightly sweet corn bread. The relish also adds heft, making the corn bread substantial enough to serve as a vegetarian lunch with a green salad and some sliced tomatoes.
Country-Style Ribs with Apple-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
These pork ribs get liberally rubbed with flavorful spices before being glazed with an apple-bourbon sauce.
These smooth grits are the perfect side to a southern, home-cooked dinner.
Pull-Apart Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits
The key ingredients to these light biscuits, cooked campfire-style in a skillet, are buttermilk and freshly ground black pepper.
Sweet-Potato Pie with Cornmeal Crust
With unsweetened coconut milk in the filling and fine cornmeal in the crust, this sweet-potato pie recipe is a twist on a classic.
Maple-Glazed Pork Chops with Toasted Pecans
These pork chops are smothered in maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, grainy mustard and hot sauce.