You forget about real southern vittles until you go to a small town in the south.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the farmers’ market offering breakfast biscuits, fried pies and funnel cakes or a roadside cafe touting home cooking,
the menu is full of comfort foods fixed just like grandma used to make.
You can bet fried chicken will be a staple
and sometimes it’s even made to look healthy.
Endless plates of biscuits or yeast rolls are sure to be on the table and unless you have more will power than I, they’ll all be gone before the meal is over.
The decor is not likely to be anything fancy
and kids are reminded they better behave. That warning is enough to put them in their place!
I had to try fried okra at every stop, and that’s one thing I can fix as good as any! If you try it, be sure to start with very fresh okra.
Lulu’s Fried Okra
Cut the pods into 1/2″ lengths and cover with milk or buttermilk. Remove from milk and dredge in a mixture of 1 c. cornmeal, 1/2 c. flour, salt and pepper. Fry in hot vegetable oil deep enough to cover the okra until golden brown. (I use an old cast iron skillet for frying.) Drain on paper towels.
Tell me, what are your favorite comfort foods?
Sunny Simple Sunday