Southern Comfort Foods You Need To Try Before You Die

Southern Comfort Foods You Need To Try Before You Die

If you’ve ever lived in the American South, you’ll know that the food down there has its own unique identity, and it’s absolutely delicious, too. If you haven’t tried these… well, bless your heart! These are the Southern comfort foods you absolutely need to try!

One of the most popular dishes to have come out of New Orleans are beignets. These airy treats are made with usually square pieces of yeast dough that are fried in hot oil until they puff up. They’re then generously dusted with powdered sugar and eaten straight away, preferably accompanied by a mug of cafe au lait.

Arguably, the best place to enjoy a beignet is in New Orleans, preferably at the Cafe du Monde in the city’s French Quarter. But if getting around is proving a little difficult right now, then you’re in luck, because they’re not difficult to make at home either. Just make sure to turn them often in the oil, and be careful not to overcook them.

Biscuits and gravy is a hearty breakfast dish that you’ll find in restaurants and homes across the South. The soft, flaky biscuits are smothered in white gravy, which is made from pork sausage drippings, milk, and flour. The gravy is seasoned with black pepper, and typically includes pieces of the breakfast sausage too, making it even more flavorful.

The good news is that sausage gravy is easy to make at home, and there are plenty of different recipes available online. Failing that, you could pick up some of the ready-mix packets at the grocery store…although you’ll really want to try the homemade stuff at least once. As for the biscuits, if making them from scratch just isn’t feasible, the Pillsbury ones you pop open and bake will work just fine. Just don’t let a Southerner catch you taking those shortcuts.

Okay, so boiled peanuts sound kinda bland compared to roasted peanuts. But don’t judge a book by its cover, these are actually really good. They’re made by taking raw peanuts and boiling them for hours in salty water over a fire, until the shells turn soggy. These peanuts are then sold at roadside stands all over the South, where residents and tourists alike enjoy them, often with bottles of Coke or sweet tea.

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Beignets | 0:00
Biscuits and gravy | 0:44
Boiled peanuts | 1:21
Bourbon bread pudding | 2:02
Brunswick stew | 2:32
Fried catfish | 3:09
Chicken & dumplings | 3:40
Chicken fried steak | 4:04
Chicken gizzards | 4:32
Chicken pot pie | 4:58
Ambrosia salad | 5:32
Chitlins | 5:59
Chow-chow | 6:32
Collard greens & bacon | 6:56
Red-eye gravy | 7:22
Crawfish etouffee | 7:45
Fried chicken & waffles | 8:08
Fried green tomatoes | 8:36
Jambalaya | 9:17
Fried okra | 9:47
Hot Brown | 10:06
Hushpuppies | 10:30
Pecan pie | 10:50
Pimento cheese | 11:11
Potlikker | 11:39
Red beans & rice | 11:58
Seafood gumbo | 12:25
Mac and cheese | 12:52
Sweet potato casserole | 13:23

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50 Comments

  1. k harry on December 4, 2021 at 11:19 am

    CHICKEN AND WAFFLES ARE NOT FROM THE SOUTH. IT WAS CREATED IN HARLEM NEW YORK IN THE 1930s and 1940s!!!!!

  2. Freddy Cooks International SoulFood on December 4, 2021 at 11:19 am

    These pictures are not tbe most flattering examples of the foods..

  3. Mark Pettigrew on December 4, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Biscuits and Gravy need to be THICK.

  4. diann h on December 4, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Lmao bih just stop you don’t have the accent or the energy to say bless your heart. You just don’t 🤣

  5. David Kallemyn on December 4, 2021 at 11:25 am

    No!!!!
    Pillsbury biscuits will not work just fine as a substitute for homemade.

  6. ytube suks on December 4, 2021 at 11:28 am

    I’m from the South (Texas) and Fried Chicken Gizzards are NASTY!!!! Fried Chicken Livers are GREAT and to dip them in really warm white gravy is the best.

  7. I Thought It Was Funny on December 4, 2021 at 11:28 am

    I’m a southerner and I have NEVER seen anyone put any kind of cheese with their biscuits and gravy, and the fried green tomatoes slices are way too thick, they don’t come out right at all when you slice them too thick. An we’re most famous for our barbecue, and if you come to Florida try some Key Lime pie, it was invented here in Florida as was Gatorade. Also no mention of grits either? An if you can’t break open boiled peanuts with your hands something is wrong with you, also no mention of Cajun boiled peanuts, those are even more popular than regular boiled peanuts. No orange cream pie mentioned either. There are so many things wrong with this video. If you wanna know real southern food find a youtube channel actually run by a southerner.

  8. Martha Harnish on December 4, 2021 at 11:30 am

    I tried boiled peanuts once. I hated the slimy texture. It felt like I was eating a slug.

  9. J Ren on December 4, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Interesting. FWI, if you’re in Canada and ask for Chow Chow, you’ll be getting relish made from green tomatoes. Some people French people might call it ketchup vert (green ketchup) because it’s made from tomatoes.

  10. Charles Roberts on December 4, 2021 at 11:32 am

    I had pecan pie for the first time in Quebec Canada in a tiny diner combined with a store barbershop
    And a family dwelling and a small arcade with pinball machines . They had two options for dinner and two kinds of pie one was pecan pie and wild berry pie . The food was great

  11. K March on December 4, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Bless your heart. You really don’t know much about southern cooking, do you?

  12. Sarah Costa on December 4, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Kentucky bread pudding with butter lemon sauce.

  13. SLM on December 4, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Good grief, the phots are way off. Nothin like putting pictures of yankees in the north trying to cook Southern

  14. Michael Woods on December 4, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Their chicken pot pie is very nice looking, but also try Moravian chicken pie.

  15. AK on December 4, 2021 at 11:35 am

    You moron go home you know nothing

  16. likexbread on December 4, 2021 at 11:35 am

    I’m not a Southerner, but "no" to any of those pre-made stuff by Pillsbury. They don’t taste right.

  17. Leta Robinson on December 4, 2021 at 11:37 am

    No grits? What about chicken livers, with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy. You will see this on any southern KFC menu. Put in a tall glass night buttermilk/sweet milk & crumbled cornbread. Beans, onions & a side of cornbread.

  18. ErinPerrySings on December 4, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Lord I love New Orleans! But only a Southern could say "fried" okra is low in calories 😆. (Ok they meant the vegetable itself, but you get my point lol)

  19. Daisey Dearman on December 4, 2021 at 11:39 am

    No

  20. wheeler1 on December 4, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Ambrosia is made with WHIPPED CREAM!!! NOT MAYO!!!

  21. Keith Peters on December 4, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Gross. Bleck.

  22. Angela Kelly on December 4, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Nobody is missing out on shitlins

  23. Mashed on December 4, 2021 at 11:43 am

    What’s your favorite southern dish?

  24. moonlight surprise on December 4, 2021 at 11:43 am

    lived in louisiana all my life and i have NEVER seen a boiled peanut stand on the side of the road … never had brunswick stew or a hot brown .. Lol

  25. grod805 on December 4, 2021 at 11:44 am

    I’ve never had any of these

  26. DE Shrek on December 4, 2021 at 11:45 am

    You did all of your research on Wikipedia didn’t you? I live in south Mississippi and a bunch of this stuff on here is just so wrong it almost goes against Jesus. Cheese on biscuits and gravy? WTH? Whole pieces of bread for bread pudding? No fried pickles or po’boys?

  27. Tonya Hines on December 4, 2021 at 11:48 am

    I love boiled peanuts- however I had some shipped from Lil Reds and they were old and chalky. I emailed them and they ignored me. Try them , but get good ones!

  28. John Orem on December 4, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Okra, pan fried with corm meal but not like a breading.

  29. Thedirtygardenhoe on December 4, 2021 at 11:49 am

    No sober southerner eats the “shells and all” on boiled peanuts-

  30. Pixie Dust on December 4, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Not me watching all these food videos that I’ll probably never be able to eat

  31. Freddy Cooks International SoulFood on December 4, 2021 at 11:52 am

    That sausage gravy looked horrendous!!! Definitely didn’t know what tbey were doing

  32. Jayda Home-Teillard d'Eyry on December 4, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Boiled peanuts are addictive. People should try them before they judge.

  33. GeminieCricket on December 4, 2021 at 11:56 am

    HAIR NETS USE TO BE A REQUIREMENT WTF ? SPIT OUT THE SHELLS ALSO NOT SANITARY.

  34. Yseson _ on December 4, 2021 at 11:58 am

    In the future when technology has failed and we only remember now as myth these foods will exist

  35. Jack Davis on December 4, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Who the hell uses Tabasco as many times as it was mentioned in this video?? I’ll tell ya who , people that want to hide the flavor of their food.

  36. Brother Grimm on December 4, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Man you’d be inviting a Southern Style asswhooping if you served a Southerner what ever the heck that was you dared to try to call Biscuits and Gravy….. Have you ever even seen the dish before? Doubtful given the fact you think that it even remotely looks like that. And cheese? What the hell….. turn in your foodie card ya fraud lol.

  37. Pearl River Productions on December 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Don’t eat fried catfish outside the state of Mississippi or Louisiana lol the rest of y’all clueless

  38. pbkayakyer on December 4, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    No Southerner would be caught dead putting cheese slices on biscuits and gravy. Nowhere in "Biscuits and Gravy" does it mention cheese.

  39. MakeupbyParrish on December 4, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    I also want to add, where’s the damn chicken pastry?!

  40. N R on December 4, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    As a grocery store clerk I’ve had to ring up chitlins and boy do they smell

  41. Michael Woods on December 4, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Not "peCAHN pie." It’s "PEE-Can pah". What are you, some kind of Yankee? And if I must say so myself, my jambalaya is simply wonderful, notwithstanding my wife’s poor taste. Oriental sticky rice (probably sold as Calrose where you are) is best with andouille or kielbasa and whatever seafood you have around. I like to throw a can of stewed tomatoes in, drained to include the juices in the cooking liquid for the rice. Finally, seafood gumbo isn’t difficult at all–shrimp, crab, fish, crawdads, whatever you happen to have. When we lived on the gulf coast my then-little boys and I caught our own crabs and bought shrimp at the docks, but being more inland now we have buy them.

  42. Jackie Haigh on December 4, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Scotland is only ridiculed for haggis which is made from sheep offal (chopped lung and heart etc) and cooked in a sheep’s stomach. As a Scot I hate it but many love it.
    It is amazing that so many people in the South seem to relish eating so many different animal parts.

  43. jaysonschuldt on December 4, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Rob- Mac and cheese comes in a box!!! Sterling — you don’t make Mac and cheese from a box!!! Rob –MAC AND CHEESE comes from a box
    For all the Ridiculousness fans out there

  44. MakeupbyParrish on December 4, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Not a single mention of BBQ?! Blasphemous

  45. Ken Wesaw on December 4, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Where is the hog jowls and candied possum ?

  46. K M on December 4, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Bourbon spiked sweet potato pie is great! I’m making it now!

  47. MakeupbyParrish on December 4, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Not a single mention of BBQ?! Blasphemous

  48. JoBell on December 4, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    The biscuits and gravy, what the… blank was that?!?!? You almost made me swear…ewwwwww

  49. K March on December 4, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Chow chow is cabbage based? Not in my neck of the woods! Soak tomatoes for an hour before frying? Bless your heart.

  50. Paul Wolf on December 4, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Just like everything else. Too much fat, grease and sugar and preservatives. Same thing with Pennsylvania Dutch cooking.

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