The holidays are officially upon us, which means it is time to whip up some timeless southern recipes for your dinner parties with the extended family. These mouthwatering classics are not only delicious, but rooted in history. They feel like true home cooking that feeds both the body and soul.
Add any of these to your menu and you’ll have everyone at your party coming back for seconds.
Sweet Potato Pie
There is no dessert more southern than old-fashioned sweet potato pie. Straight out of Grandma’s cookbook, this recipe is richly spiced, hearty and even spiked with a little bourbon. It will be the perfect finish to your Thanksgiving feast, topped with whipped cream, of course! Find the recipe here.
Southern Fried Chicken
What’s more southern than crispy fried chicken? While this likely won’t be on your Thanksgiving table, you can certainly serve it for festive lunches when guests come over. This delicious recipe focuses on one particular ingredient that non-southerners may not know about…buttermilk. Rest assured, once you’ve fried these tasty chickens, you’ll never want fast food chicken again. Find the recipe here.
Need a quick dessert pulled straight from a southerner’s childhood? Banana pudding is the answer. This sweet, no-bake treat is light and fruity – perfect for finishing off a hearty holiday meal. What’s great about this simple recipe is that it leaves the door open for lots of variety. You can add fresh berries, peanut butter, caramel and more to make your pudding all the more memorable. Find the recipe here.
Looking for a quick lunch recipe? Here’s a spicy classic dish that has firm roots in the South and famously, New Orleans. The Shrimp Po’Boy is a fried shrimp sandwich featuring a tangy Remoulade sauce that is guaranteed to fire up your tastebuds. This is perfect for a relaxed Christmas or New Year’s Day lunch. Find the recipe here.
Last but certainly not least, is Okra Soup. A legendary staple in the Lowcountry, this soulful recipe brings together cultural influences from across the world. It is similar to Louisiana gumbo, but has a thinner broth and no shrimp. This version of Okra soup is tomato-based with fresh okra, onions, and beef shank and marrowbone for added heartiness. It’s a light choice for a meal after you’ve had your fill of Thanksgiving fare. Find the recipe here.
Southern Staples, Served Right
The holiday season is filled with some of the best recipes and dinner parties of the year. Make the most of this special time by sampling everything and embracing the simple beauty of classic southern recipes. Savory and sweet, these will satisfy your guests’ cravings and leave them feeling joyful. To create the perfect table, browse our servingware selections below or visit us in any of our three Charleston home stores.
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Forest Walk 10″ Serving Bowl
From luscious poached pears to a mountain of grilled sausages – culinary creations from humble to grand look naturally fetching alongside Juliska’s forest motif.
Berry & Thread Deviled Egg Platter
Display your Deviled Eggs in this platter that boasts a scalloped rim replete with their rustic thread and berry motif, and take it to your next potluck.
Lastra Holiday Oval Platter
Whether you are hosting a winter brunch or a Christmas dinner, this collection is the perfect complement to your holiday decor. Handpainted on Italian stoneware in Tuscany.