Once you know that these southern food are available to you, you’re gonna want to run out to start eating all of them (it even has a cartoon food we want to eat in real life)!
#1 Biscuits and Gravy
We love these biscuits that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Whether you choose to top it with sausage gravy or mushroom gravy, it’s all good!
#2 North Carolina Pulled Pork
North Carolina probably has the U.S.’s best pulled pork. There’s also nothing better than pairing it with vinegar and pepper sauces!
#3 Shrimp and Grits
Grits have the consistency of oatmeal but instead of oats, it’s made with corn. Top it off with some shrimp and you’re good to go! Add bacon, cheddar, or jalepeños and you’ve found love.
#4 Texas Brisket
Texans cooks their brisket different ways, depending on where they are. In Central Texas, they slice it and serve it with bread and thin vinegar-based sauces. On the other hand, in East Texas, they chop the brisket and serve it in a bun with tomato-based sauces that are sweet and thick.
#5 Fried Chicken and Waffles
Well it’s usually just “Chicken and Waffles,” but fried chicken isn’t just available in the south, but their versions are almost near perfect. Top this classic combination with butter and syrup or even plain gravy.
#6 Chicken Fried Steak
Flatten a beef steak, batter and fry it, and then smother with gravy. Get another piece and repeat.
#7 Po’ Boys
This was actually named after poor boy strikers who had nothing else to eat in New Orleans in the 1920s. It used to be a foot long bread with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and sauce. Now it’s legendary because of its fried shrimp. We wouldn’t have it any other way!
#8 Deviled Eggs
Well, you’ve probably tried this one already since they’re a standard for events and shows classic Southern hospitality.
Close to a jambalaya and a gumbo, the dish’s roux base highlights crawfish.
These little fried dough rectangles with powdered sugar are just heavenly! Fun note: this was actually featured as one of Disney Princess Tiana’s specialties!
#11 Peach Cobbler
Not really pie, but more of warm peaches. A nice way to end a good dinner!
Hushpuppies is bite-sized fried cornbread. Who would’ve thought you could make cornbread even better?
#13 Peanut Brittle
Peanuts in crunchy nougat! Break it off so you can eat the bite-size pieces.
#14 Fried Green Tomatoes
In bacon fat, fry the unripe tomatoes that’s been battered in cornmeal and flour. Delish!
#15 Pecan Pie
Who doesn’t love a good pecan pie? Pecans on a crumbly pie crust is delicious!