I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday! The weather is beautiful and cool here. I’m relaxing and waiting for the girls to get up from their naps, so we can go for a walk – a nice, COOL walk, FINALLY! All of these Southern Side Dishes that I have listed, are sure making me hungry for some Southern yumminess! You know you’re Southern, when W says to our friend last night at dinner, who was eating chicken nuggets, “Have hushpuppies, Mama, please?” On her behalf, they did look like hushpuppies…
How delicious do these Southern sides look? What’s your favorite? Is there a favorite of yours, that was left off of the list?
- Apple butter
- Barbecue sauce – numerous varieties throughout the region, sometimes even within same state; most use a primarily tomato, vinegar, or mustard base
- Cayenne peppers
- Cole slaw – cabbage salad/relish, typically made with mayonnaise and sometimes sugar, except in parts of North Carolina and Virginia, where it instead may be vinegar-based and savory (“barbecue slaw”)
- Cracklin’ – fried pork rind
- Deviled eggs
- Gravy served liberally over meats, potatoes, biscuits and rice
- Cheese grits
- Fried grits
- Hot sauce
- Mayhaw jelly
- Muscadine jelly
- Old Bay Seasoning – made famous in Maryland – I use Old Bay for so many recipes, but my favorite would have to be rimming my Bloody Mary glass with it!
- Peanut butter
- Pepper Jelly – I love pepper jelly. My go-to appetizer is a cream cheese block, topped with pepper jelly. Serve with crackers, and you’re done. Simple, yet so yummy!
- Pickled or brandied peaches
- Cornbread dressing – similar to traditional stuffing, but using cornbread as a base and prepared separately from the meat
- Cane syrup – the hubs LOVES this stuff on pancakes, and I cannot stand it!