Being from Georgia, there’s nothing quite like the comfort of authentic Southern food, especially during these stressful times. This guide contains three of my personal favorite Southern staples: authentic breakfast potatoes, buttermilk biscuits and squash casserole. These three recipes are very easy for anyone to make and take less than an hour to prepare.
Authentic Breakfast Potatoes
Whether it’s classic hash browns or breakfast potatoes, it’s not a Southern breakfast without the presence of the ultimate side dish: potatoes.
- 2 potatoes diced into small cubes
- 1/4 cup onions, diced
- 1/4 cup bell peppers, diced
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese
- Cut potatoes, onions and bell peppers and place into a large bowl.
- Add spices to the bowl and mix together.
- Stir in cornstarch and parmesan cheese.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 400 F, turning once halfway through.
- Remove promptly from the oven and enjoy!
To compliment your breakfast potatoes, enjoy these delectable and hearty biscuits with some jam, extra butter or even fried chicken. To optimize the curvature of your biscuits, use an ice cream scoop to get a clean, rounded shape.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Combine the buttermilk and flour in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix in the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Remove the dough from the bowl and gently knead the dough until it is slightly flaky.
- Make 2-inch squares of dough and place onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes at 425 F or until golden brown.
- Brush unsalted butter on biscuits and enjoy them warm!
No Southern potluck is complete without a classic casserole! I personally prefer less oily food, which is honestly hard to come by in the South, but do not fret because there is an easy alternative. If you want to add even more Southern flair, I suggest using an air fryer to give a nice crisp without overloading the dishes with grease.
- 3 medium-sized butternut squashes
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cups sour cream
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- Slice butternut squash into small circular pieces and dice the onion into small pieces.
- In a small saucepan, melt unsalted butter with black pepper, salt, parsley and rosemary.
- Once this mixture has heated, pour into a large bowl over the potatoes and onions, then proceed to thoroughly mixing these components together.
- Add sour cream into the bowl and mix again until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a large baking dish and layer the squash in even rows.
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and Ritz crackers over the top.
- Bake the dish for 20-25 minutes at 350 F.
- Promptly remove the dish and enjoy!
Time to be spontaneous and take a chance at cooking some unique and delicious Southern recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied!