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southern cornbread

Southern Cornbread

Ingredients
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk (shake before measuring)
2 large eggs

Directions
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and position a rack in the middle. Butter an 8-inch-square baking pan.

Melt the butter in the microwave in a microwave-safe dish in three 15-second intervals on high or in a small pan on the stove. Set it aside to cool.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and the eggs. Add the melted butter. Add the flour-cornmeal mixture and stir just until combined. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake until the cornbread just begins to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 23 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe found here: Southern Cornbread

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Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Total Time: 13 hr 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive: 8 hr
Cook: 5 hr

Yield:10 to 12 servings
Level:Easy

Goes great with Southern Cornbread

Ingredients
1 pound dry pinto beans
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 pound ham hocks, or 1/4 pound streak o’ lean
4 cups water
1 onion, chopped
House Seasoning, recipe follows

Directions
Wash the beans and soak overnight in cold water. Drain the beans and dump into slow cooker. Stir in chili powder and oregano.

If using ham hock: Pre-soak ham in a separate pot, for at least 2, or refrigerated up to 24 hours, depending on how salty you want your stock to be. Add ham hock to slow cooker with beans and pour in ham soaking liquid. Add more water until ham hock is completely covered.

If using streak o’ lean: Cut into cubes, brown in a skillet, and place the meat and any rendered fat in the slow cooker with beans. Pour 4 cups water into pot.

Add onion to slow cooker with beans and meat. Stir well. Season, to taste, with House Seasoning, cover the pot, and cook on high until beans are very tender, about 5 hours.

House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Recipe found here: Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

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Hoppin' John Soup

Hoppin’ John Soup

Ingredients
1/2 (16-oz.) package dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and sorted
2 pounds smoked turkey wings
1/3 cup finely chopped country ham
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 celery rib, diced
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 (16-oz.) package fresh collard greens, trimmed and finely chopped
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Hot cooked brown rice
Cornbread Croutons
Flat-leaf parsley leaves

Preparation

1. Bring peas, turkey wings, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 45 minutes or until peas are tender, skimming any foam from surface. Drain peas, reserving 1 1/4 cups liquid. Remove turkey meat from bones. Chop meat.

2. Sauté ham and next 7 ingredients in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add peas, reserved 1 1/4 cups liquid, turkey meat, collards, hot sauce, and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Discard bay leaf. Serve over rice with Cornbread Croutons and parsley.

Recipe found here: Hoppin’ John Soup

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hushpuppies

Hush Puppies

INGREDIENTS

2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
3 cups cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
1 egg, beaten
1 small onion, minced

DIRECTIONS

Heat vegetable oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

In a large mixing bowl, combine corn meal, baking powder, salt, milk, and water. Mix in egg and chopped onion.
Shape the batter into small balls, approximately 1 tablespoon each.

Use a long handled spoon to gently slide the hush puppies into the hot oil. Cook 8 or 10 at a time, until golden brown. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon, and roll on paper towels to briefly drain. Serve hot. Be sure to drain well before serving.

Recipe found here: Hush Puppies

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