Southern cooking is well known as being fantastic soul food that provides a feeling of comfort and leaves you wanting to come back for more. Its main features include flavors inspired by African American, Scottish, English, German, Native American, Irish, and French origins. Southern style cuisine is usually broken down into various styles such as Appalachian, Creole, Cajun, Lowcountry, Tidewater, and Floribbean. Regardless of what you call this melding of the cultures, the melting pot always produces fantastic food loved by all.
Deep pit barbeque, spices, grits, okra, black eyed peas, and eggplant are often associated with southern cooking and create some of the dishes southern cooking is known and loved for. Fried chicken, collard greens, buttermilk biscuits, and thick gravies that will make your mouth water in anticipation are in the hearts of every southern cook.
Nothing says Southern cooking quite like a large family gathering filled with traditional favorites. A traditional Southern Easter meal is generally thought of as a combination of the following tantalizing dishes.
- Relish Tray
- Deviled Eggs
- Southern Sweet Iced Tea
- Cold English Pea Salad
- Seven Layer Pasta Salad
- Seven Layer Salad or
- Cornbread Salad
- Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Ham or
- Cajun Glazed Ham served with Orange or Jezebel Sauce
- Scalloped Potatoes or
- Cheesy Potatoes au Grain
- Roasted or Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Butter Steamed Potatoes
- Southern Style Green Beans with Bacon and Onions or
- Sweet and Sour Green Beans
- Southern Style Creamed Corn or
- Corn Spoon Bread
- Baked Pineapple Casserole
- Old Fashioned Yeast Rolls or
- Easy Pan Rolls or
- Pull Apart Rolls
- Homemade Southern Banana Pudding
- Watergate Salad
These main dish recipes are sure to make your Easter dinner a winner that will be talked about for years to come.