Sometimes, I just need my food to stick to my ribs. Down home cooking food is how I describe traditional Southern cuisine that is hearty, filling, and often made with simple ingredients. Here are a few recipes for classic redneck dishes:
Biscuits and Gravy: Make a batch of homemade biscuits by mixing flour, baking powder, salt, and milk. Top with a creamy sausage gravy made by browning breakfast sausage in a pan, adding flour and milk to create a thick sauce, and seasoning with salt and pepper.
Fried Chicken: Cut up a whole chicken into pieces and season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Dip the chicken in beaten eggs and then coat in a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Fry in hot oil until golden brown and crispy.
Collard Greens: Clean and chop a bunch of collard greens, and sauté in a pan with bacon, onion, garlic, and chicken broth until tender. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste.
Cornbread: Mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, and melted butter to make a batter. Pour into a greased skillet and bake until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
Pulled Pork: Rub a pork shoulder with a mixture of paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Slow cook in a crockpot with onion, garlic, and barbecue sauce until tender and falling apart. Shred with a fork and serve on a bun with coleslaw.
These are just a few examples of my favorite dishes. Many of my favorite recipes are hearty, filling, and easy to make with simple ingredients. So, don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with different recipes to find your favorites!