Speaking of southern food
Here' s a completely southern recipe that sounds bizarre at first, yet I have become deeply enamored of it (modified from allrecipes.com):
Deep Fried Dill Pickles
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon vinegar-based hot pepper sauce
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup cornmeal (I have been known to use hushpuppy mix for more flavor....)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (32 ounce) jar dill pickle slices (I like to use the long sliced sandwich stackers)
1 cup vegetable oil for deep frying
In a large bowl, combine 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of the flour, milk, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt and garlic powder.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, 2 cups flour, salt and 3/4 teaspoon black pepper.
Preheat oil in a deep fryer or pot to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Dip drained pickles into milk mixture and then dredge them in the flour mixture. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste if desired.
Yummy served hot with ranch dressing or tartar sauce.
And as a bonus:
Deep Fried Candy Bars
toothpicks or popsicle type sticks
miniature (Halloween size) candy bars
boxed pancake mix and ingredients (water, milk, eggs, etc.)
oil for frying
confectioner's (powdered) sugar (optional)
Put sticks in mini-candy bars and freeze overnight
Make up pancake mix according to box directions
Heat oil to 375 degrees F
Remove candy wrappers and dip frozen bars in pancake mix
When oil is hot, drop candy bars into oil, fry until golden brown
Drain on paper towels, dust with powdered sugar