Fried Green Tomatoes

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 green tomatoes
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Vegetable oil

How to make:

Three bowls: In the first bowl, combine the egg and buttermilk. In the second bowl, put the flour. In the third bowl, combine the cornmeal, breadcrumbs, paprika, and salt.

Cover the bottom of a large cast-iron skillet with vegetable oil, about half an inch. Heat on medium, no higher than 375 degrees.

Slice the tomatoes quarter inch thick. Dredge in flour, dip in egg mixture, dredge in cornmeal mixture.

Drop each slice into oil and cook for one and a half to two minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel.

Sprinkle hot tomatoes with salt and serve.

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Spicy Hot Boiled Peanuts

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Spicy Hot Boiled Peanuts

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of green peanuts in the shell
  • 3 jalapenos chopped
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons of red pepper flakes

How to make:

Rise peanuts in a colander to remove any excess dirt.

Pour peanuts into a large crockpot. Top with sliced jalapenos.

In a bowl, mix together all spices and sprinkle mixture over the top of the peanuts.

Add approximately 10 cups of water.

Slow cook for 18-24 hours. Check periodically to see if water needs to be added.

Drain and serve warm.

Deviled Eggs

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Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 – 1.5 teaspoons of Chow-Chow (sweet & spicy pickled relish)
  • 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard
  • dash of salt & pepper to taste
  • sprinkle of paprika to garnish
  • 1 jalapeño (optional)

How to make:

Place eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Put on a tight lid and turn off burner. Let eggs sit for 10 minutes.

Drain pot of hot water and run eggs under cold water. One egg at a time, tap on the counter to crack shell. Roll it to crackle all over and then peel under running cold water.

Once eggs are peeled, slice long ways and scoop out yolk. In a bowl combine yolk, mayonnaise, Chow-Chow, mustard, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture back into each egg and sprinkle with paprika.

(For an extra kick, I thinly sliced a jalapeño for the top)

Serve immediately.

 

Pimento Cheese Dip

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We love pimento cheese dip. It is a staple in our house during football season, and it makes for an amazing grilled cheese.

Pimento Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese or Gouda
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 block of cream cheese
  • 1 small jar of pimentos
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to make:

Mix all ingredients and pair with crackers, chips, toasted baguette slices, or vegetables.

Refrigerate when not eating.