Real southern recipes from Arkansas that will make you hungry just reading about them
AllRecipes.com has a page of recipes dedicated to authentic Arkansas cooking – and everybody who lives here knows that there’s no state in the country that can make genuine southern food like we can.
You can go to the site to read about the recipes. You can get ambitious and cook them yourself, since each recipe is thorough and full of good information. Here are the names of the dishes along with a little description on the first few.
Scott Hibb’s Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs
The trick here is to slowly bake the ribs before grilling.
Southern Grilled Barbecued Ribs
Like above, first the ribs are baked, in a wine vinegar marinade. Second they’re barbecued fast and on goes the sauce!
Braised Collard Greens
This person’s grandmother made up this recipe that the recipe writer is trying to re-create as close as possible. Pot-liquor, they say, is the key to great greens.
Kickin’ Collard Greens
Bacon and onions give these greens their awesome flavor – and red pepper will give them even more!
Southern Fried Chicken
This is referred to as “a heritage recipe,” and involves a simple batter made out of salt, pepper, flour and paprika.
I’m hungry just thinking of these things that are similar to Maryland Crab Cakes, only they’re made with good old Arkansas catfish. (I’m thinking of finding Nick and giving him a pole.)
Maple Glazed Ribs
Now I’m getting so hungry, I’m going to stop writing descriptions and post this and go find something to eat. These ribs get basted with a sauce made out of maple syrup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup and vinegar. Mmmm. Enjoy the rest – go to the site to check them all out!
Arkansas Green Beans
Southern Ham and Brown Beans
Buttermilk Pie III
Baked BBQ Fried Chicken
Tangy BBQ Ribs
Southern as You Can Get Collard Greens
Lemon Pepper Catfish
Cheesy Baked Grits
Lima and Navy Bean and Ham Soup
Drunken Collard Greens
Fried Green Tomatoes
Wow! You know, some food is soooooo good, you could eat it on a full stomach. That’s how a lot of these recipes are – especially when they’re cooked in an Arkansas kitchen with local ingredients. If any of you have a killer recipe you want to send us, do so, and we write something about it here.
Arkansas cooking. As country as you can get – and good, too!
Nick & Ellie