more about: Southern Staple

Deep Fried Friday: Thanksgiving Dressing

Looking ahead to Thanksgiving, I’m plopping some dressing in the deep fryer to make a one-bite appetizer.

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Deep Fried Friday: Candy Corn

Just in time for Halloween, I’m deep-frying candy corn. You’ll be the most popular house on the block if you pass out these treats!

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Deep Fried Friday: Jack and Coke

An adults-only beverage is turned into a delicious adults-only dessert. Watch as I deep-fry a favorite Southern cocktail—Jack and Coke.

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Deep Fried Friday: Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is already delicious and oh-so Southern, but watch me turn it into an insanely decadent deep-fried treat, complete with bourbon whipped cream!

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How to Make the Best Grits You’ve Ever Tasted

As all good Southerners know, grits are the workhorse of the kitchen. Take almost anything you have in the fridge, stir it into a pot of grits, and you have an instant meal. Creamy, cheesy, sweet, or even baked – here’s how our test kitchen professionals and food editors make their grits perfect every time.

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Freezer Cooking: Make-Ahead Slow-Cooker Dinners

After a long day at work and a hectic after-school activity schedule with kids, dinner is the last thing on your mind. Until it’s time to eat and all you hear is “I’m starving!” So what do you do? Plan ahead and spend some time on the weekend assembling ready-to-go slow cooker meals for the week!

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Deep Fried Friday: Sweet Tea

Like all good Southerners, we like our tea sweet and cold. But what about deep-fried? I will be attempting to change your mind:

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8 Steps to Crispy, Perfectly Fried Catfish

Is it the deep-fried goodness, the peppery cornmeal coating, or the moist, tender interior that makes fried catfish a favorite at dinner tables across the South? We can’t say for sure, but here are our test-kitchen’s tips for perfecting this down-home classic:

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