Plenty of Southern classics, including fried shrimp, pimento cheese, tomato sandwiches, and bourbon cocktails, made the list of most-viewed recipes on gardenandgun.com in 2022. Here are the twenty our readers loved the most, plus a few popular cooking tips and tricks.
A sweet-and-salty dessert from a treasured cafe in Round Top, Texas.
The lightest, crispiest shrimp you’ve ever had, from Emily Meggett, the matriarch of Edisto Island, South Carolina.
Cousin Rosie draws on her Cajun and Creole Louisiana roots to make what she calls her “Best Damn Chicken and Dumplings.”
Chef Rob McDaniel reimagines the Southern summer classic.
A Southern coastal staple prepared by Edisto Island’s Emily Meggett.
Chef John Ondo at the Atlantic Room on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, makes one of the simplest—and most delicious—holiday sides.
The Turkey and the Wolf chef takes you step by step through his summer original.
Featuring Scotch, brown sugar, and a customer who ate three in one sitting.
A post-hunt bourbon libation with a touch of the swamp.
A fall-off-the-bone favorite from the Copeland family.
Corner store malt liquor adds a surprising kick to this creamy spin on a Southern staple.
Transform the sparkling refresher into the cocktail of your dreams.
Crispy, nutty, buttery sweets tie back to centuries of Southern and African history.
A splash of booze added at the end of simmering elevates the flavors of this game-day chili.
Gooey cinnamon rolls get a citrus and pecan upgrade at the rural Virginia bakery.
An easy, comforting supper that’s full of classic Southern flavors.
Donald Link’s New Orleans outpost raises a glass to the late Garden & Gun columnist.
Elizabeth M. Williams’s cookbook invites readers to pull up a chair at her grandmother’s Creole Italian kitchen table.
The agave spirit brings the smoke to this seductive queso fundido borracho, from our Cooking from the Bar Cart series.
This smoked fish dip made with Southern staples like Duke’s mayo and Old Bay is a Texas pitmaster’s game-day MVP.
Other tips for your Southern kitchen
Nashville’s Cheese Gal breaks down the basics of a charcuterie spread that’s as tasty as it is beautiful. Read more
Six tips from the star Southern chef. Read more
Cook twice and don’t forget the baking powder—chefs spill their secrets for perfectly cooked wings. Read more
In her downsizing move from Charleston to Raleigh, the celebrated Southern chef got down to the basics. Read more