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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Southern Cuisine

I moved this month to Alabama and have been partaking of the southern foods around the area which I am not familiar with at all.  The favored meat is slow roasted pork served with a thin vinegar based bar-b-q sauce. Also, popular around the south is Fried Chicken served with Waffles, below is the recipe for cornmeal waffles. Try these for breakfast with fruit and crispy bacon.

2 cups Yellow Plain Corn Meal
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
3 t fine sugar or Honey
1 t pumpkin pie spice
2 large eggs - separated and at room temperature
1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup shortening - melted or Butter, melted
1 1/2 t vanilla extract

In a large bowl, sift together Yellow Plain Corn Meal, baking powder, salt, sugar or honey
and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks; whisk in milk and melted
shortening or butter. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; fold into yolk mixture.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; whisk to combine completely and eliminate lumps. Add vanilla extract. Pour batter into a well-greased, preheated waffle iron. Cook for 5 minutes, or till no steam escapes. Great as breakfast item, but fabulous with Fried Chicken!


Unknown said...

Sounds Delicious. Having lived in Texas, I am a BBQ enthusiast. There are some Good BBQ spots in Alabama!

Six_33 said...

I once had fried chicken and waffles when I lived in California. That day I was stuffed. It was unbelievable good!