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Country Dinner: 10 Main Course Recipes for a Southern Meal

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Hear that ringing? That's the dinner bell calling you to the table for supper, and boy, do we have a feast for you tonight! We've got country dinner recipes that are going to drive you wild. We're making Southern food just the way you like it: a bit of cooking and a whole lot o' love! These main dish Southern meals are just like Mom used to make, so grab a napkin and dive right in.
Catfish Allison Fried Pork Chops with Cream Gravy
Catfish Allison: Mr. Food and our TV production team went nuts over this recipe when they visited a restaurant in the Mississippi Delta, where we taped some shows. They thought it was one of the best fish recipes they ever had. Our Test Kitchen agrees… And so will you! Fried Pork Chops with Cream Gravy: Move over fried chicken, because fried pork chops are in town! You'll love this Southern twist on classic pork chops.
All American Fish Chowder Down Home Ribs
All American Fish Chowder: Mild and mellow U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is the star of this chunky, rich All-American Fish Chowder that's hearty enough to ladle up and enjoy as a country dinner. Down Home Ribs: There's nothing more lip-smackin' than smoky-flavored country-style Down-Home Ribs made on the grill. Better make sure to have plenty of napkins ready with your Southern meal when you chow down on these!
Fried Catfish Good Ol' Honey Fried Chicken
Fried Catfish: Fish fries are as commonplace in the South as clambakes in New England. They're often the focal point of church fund-raisers and other town social events, making this the perfect country dinner. Good Ol' Honey Fried Chicken: Always looking for a new way to make chicken? Well, here's an old Southern meal favorite made a new way, with the sweetness of honey and the tang of paprika and mustard.
Grilled Catfish Po' Boys Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Grilled Catfish Po' Boys: Take your taste buds on a trip down on the bayou with this Louisiana classic Po’ Boy sandwich that starts with succulent U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish and ends with lots of raves. Pulled Pork Sandwiches: In the South, there's a barbecue joint on every corner and each one boasts the best pulled pork sandwiches for your Southern meal. The Southern cooks in our test kitchen helped create a version that comes pretty close to that authentic flavor, but with a shortcut or two.
Blackened Catfish Southern Chicken Fried Steak
Blackened Catfish: A bayou favorite, blackened catfish is a simple Southern dinner to cook at home on the grill with this easy rub made with a combo of zesty seasonings. Southern Chicken Fried Steak: You don't have to be from the South to enjoy this country meal favorite.
Down-Home Cookin': 24 Easy Southern Favorites If you liked these recipes, be sure to check out our free eBook, Down-Home Cookin': 24 Easy Southern Favorites!


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