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Southern Cuisines

Appetizers

  • Fried okra: A green vegetable seasoned with salt and pepper dipped in beaten eggs and cornmeal and then fried until crispy and golden brown,
  • Buttermilk hushpuppies: Bread batter with lots of buttermilk dropped in hot oil and fried until brown and crunchy.

Side Dishes

  • Southern collard greens: A leafy green vegetable boiled in a homemade broth made from ham hocks, onions, and seasonings.
  • Baked homemade macaroni and cheese: Cheese sauce made with milk, butter, and sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheese poured onto elbow noodles and baked and topped with more sharp cheddar cheese and baked again until brown

About The Southern States

The southern states include West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. These foofs are referred to as "comfort foods". They were influenced by African slave innovations and immigrant settlers. There are a lot of fattening foods and they use lots of oil.