Bring a taste of South Carolina to your table.
If you’re looking for some delicious new recipes to add to your menu, look no further! We’ve got seven classic southern delicacies that are sure to please everyone at your table.
1. Fried Okra:
The mild taste and unique texture of okra make it a versatile vegetable beloved by Southerners. This means you can find fried versions across the state, but there are many other recipes too! The crunchy exterior masks its softness well enough to where even those who don’t particularly care for vegetables will enjoy this dish. Add some bacon drippings into your mix just makes it even better.
2. Sweet Potato Casserole:
Sweet potatoes are a nutritious root vegetable that can be found almost all year round. This versatile crop has been used in many different dishes, such as frying or baking with its sweet flavor profile. A regional twist calls for South Carolina pecans and benne wafers which make up crunchy topping for you Lowcountry locals. Sweet, creamy and full of flavor, it’s sure to be a crowd favorite.
3. Collard Greens:
This traditional side dish is not only nutritious but also delicious and often steals center stage.Its combination of simmered greens, smoked pork and aromatic spices make this dish a must. A prominent part of the Palmetto State’s cuisine and named as such in 2011 by South Carolina residents. They’re easy to make and taste even better the next day.
4. Tomato Pie
Tomato pie is so easy to prepare and full of South Carolina flavor! It only requires a few basics; pie crust, cheese, onion, mayonnaise, your favorite herbs and plenty of rich, red local tomatoes. The rich red local tomatoes are what really make this dish special.
5. Pumpkin Chips
If you’re interested in trying something beyond roasting pumpkin seeds and whipping up a pumpkin pie, try pumpkin chips. This sweet, chunky preserve has nothing in common with potato chips, other than they both make a tasty snack.
6. Corn Pudding
This creamy and savory side dish is a great addition to any meal, but it goes especially well during the holidays. It’s made with fresh corn, cream and butter, giving it a unique flavor that everyone will love!
7. Fruit Cobbler
For the perfect end to your meal, try out this classic southern dessert. Its combination of juicy fruits and a crumbly topping will make it the perfect ending to your feast! You can even add another Southern touch by adding pecans. Don’t forget the ice cream to top it off.
If you are looking for a taste of Beaufort, these classics are sure to add some delicious southern flavor. So why not give them a try?