The Most Popular Foods You'll Find in Every Southern Pantry
Sure, you know about classic Southern foods like barbecue, shrimp and grits, and potato salad. But beyond the classic comfort foods, Southerners also have strong preferences when it comes to brand-name grocery items. You're not likely to find, say, a jar of Sir Kensington's mayo in a Southern pantry when Duke's is around.
Here are some of the most popular foods you'll find in Southern pantries across the United States. Get your shopping list ready!
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What was started as a mayo used on sandwiches to feed South Carolina soldiers has become a full-fledged Southern tradition. Hellmann's could never compare to Duke's; the Southern brand just tastes more homemade.
Ask someone in, say, New York City where to buy grits, and they might not be able to help you. But Southerners know that grits make an excellent side dish to any breakfast dish, whether or not you add shrimp.
Aside from making cornbread, you can also make corn pancakes with cornmeal. They're an underrated Southern delicacy.
From sweet tea to sweet potato pie, plenty of Southern recipes need sugar to make them pop.
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Hot sauce is a must for fried chicken and fried eggs. I'm partial to Texas Pete, which is made in North Carolina.
These Alabama-based spicy pickles will add a kick to any sandwich.
Whether you're making boiled peanuts or pecan pie, nuts are a staple in countless Southern recipes.