more about: Southern Staples

Deep Fried Friday: S’Mores

I’m breaking the rules and deep-frying marshmallows! Watch and see if I make an ooey-gooey mess or a new hit.

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Deep Fried Friday: Pimiento Cheese Sandwich

If you think nothing can top a pimiento cheese sandwich, think again! Watch as I give this Southern staple a deep-fried makeover.

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Deep Fried Friday: MoonPies

Can MoonPies be even more decadent? Watch and find out as I deep-fry this tasty treat.

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We’re Nutty About Fried Okra (Here’s Why)

Okra connoisseurs are like pound cake lovers – everyone has their favorite recipe. Around the Southern Living offices, it’s this Nutty Okra recipe, which gets added crunch from pulse-chopped peanuts. So what is this little green veggie and how do Southerners eat it? Our Test Kitchen has the answers.

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Deep Fried Friday: BBQ Egg Roll

I transformed an entire barbecue plate into a handheld treat. Southern cookin’ to-go.

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Deep Fried Friday: Bananas Foster

I took the 1950’s New Orleans classic, and gave it a beer-battered upgrade.

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Southern Staple: Pimiento Cheese

Whether served at a bridal shower or Sunday brunch, melted in a sandwich or fried as an appetizer, pimiento cheese is always a hit. We’ll show you how to master the iconic mix at home and shed some light on it’s rise to fame.

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The Secret to a Well-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet

Cast-iron cookware has been the touchstone of Southern food and hospitality for generations, creating perfectly fried chicken and cornbread so crisp you can hear it crackle when cut. No kitchen south of the Mason-Dixon Line would be complete without it. “Seasoning” is the process of oiling and heating cast iron to protect its porous surface from moisture.

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