The Best Southern Recipes Out There

Despite the fact biscuits are ubiquitous on Southern dining tables, some fear that honest-to-goodness handmade biscuits are in danger of disappearing amid the many choices now available for ready-made refrigerated biscuit dough.

Flaky Southern Biscuits

Buttermilk is a staple in many a Southern refrigerator, but if you don't happen to have any on hand, we have an easy fix, provided you do have milk, lemon juice, and 10 minutes to spare.

Homemade Buttermilk

A Southern breakfast-table classic, buttermilk pancakes are melt-in-your-mouth yummy, and guess what? They don't have to be a carb bomb, at least not when your recipe balances the carbs with flaxseeds and Greek yogurt, which amps up the protein power.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Some say pancakes are the hero of the breakfast table, but there are a lot of French toast fans out there who would disagree, especially when that French toast is stuffed with strawberries, which grow easily in the South.

Stuffed French Toast

The word "hash" comes from the French, "hacher," which means "to chop." It makes sense considering hash is a one-pan fry consisting of chopped, leftover meat, potatoes, and onions.

Breakfast Hash

This Southern favorite that's built on a foundation of lima beans and corn (which work in synch to create a complete protein) has an origin story in just about every state where the colonists crossed paths with Native Americans, including Massachusetts


Because crabs and other crustaceans were available in abundance along the Atlantic coast when the first European settlers arrived on our shores, crabs have long been on the menu throughout the entire East Coast, but nowhere more so than in Maryland

Maryland Crab Cakes

Peaches are as iconic to Georgia as crab is to Maryland. As we mention in 35 Southern Dishes Your Grandparents Used to Make, eating a Georgia peach is a multi-sensory experience of sight, smell, and taste.

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

While we're on the topic of peaches, it would be remiss not to mention this smoky ribs recipe, which amps up the sweet smokiness of its barbecue glaze with a genius combination of peaches and bourbon.

Smokey Ribs

Because you can never really run out of ways to use peaches in a Southern kitchen, we would also be remiss not to mention this quintessentially Southern glazed ham, which is accented with peach chutney and features a smoky bourbon glaze.

Glazed Ham

Anywhere you go in the South, you're probably no more than a stone's throw away from a dish of homemade potato salad. Southerners tend to agree there's virtually no better way to eat potatoes, and many have their own recipe, passed down from one generation to another.

Potato Salad