The Best Dang Things You Can Put Between Biscuits (Recipes)

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What can I Eat with Biscuits?

Biscuits have paid their dues as a buttered side to entrees like fried chicken or scrambled eggs, and it’s high time they were appreciated for their main-event potential. Soft, buttery, flaky and stuffable with goods both sweet and savory, they’re ready to become an essential ingredient in your favorite lunches, dinners and desserts. Sometimes you should change your morning eating habits and take breakfast biscuits as a diet, when you want a different taste and think, what to eat with biscuits?

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Here are the absolute tastiest biscuit toppings and things to eat with biscuits or you can put between two hot biscuits. We’re sure you’ll love to try these biscuit topping ideas! (Don’t read this hungry, or you’ll suddenly find yourself devouring everything in your pantry.)

Simple Sausage Gravy

sausage gravy

The fat from spicy sausage does really delicious things when cooked with milk and flour. The result is a rich, creamy, meaty gravy that you’ll want to eat by the spoonful, but should definitely save for hot buttermilk biscuits.

Fried Chicken and Spicy Honey Butter

spicy honey butter

Anything is good when spread with a mixture of butter, hot sauce, honey and cayenne pepper — especially when it’s a garlic fried chicken biscuit sandwich.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Relive your best childhood memories of PB&J — but spread between biscuits and topped with powdered sugar. The sweet and nutty mixture seeps into the biscuits as they bake, creating an irresistibly gooey texture.

Lobster

Lobster is the best topping for biscuits, You could have a classic lobster roll, but a buttery lobster cheddar biscuit sounds so much better, doesn’t it? Fresh lobster, cooked with a simple combination of butter and chives, is a match made in heaven with homemade cheddar biscuits.

Pimiento Cheese Chicken Salad

Not your run-of-the-mill chicken salad, this one is pimped out with bacon, white cheddar, pimientos and arugula. But it gets even more Southern when it’s thrown on a honey butter biscuit with pickles. Sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy and flaky, this will ruin all other chicken salad sandwiches for you for life.

Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Once you sandwich easy-to-make fluffy biscuits with sugar-dusted strawberries and vanilla bean whipped cream, you’ll never go back to normal shortcake.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese

This biscuit breakfast sandwich goes the extra mile with an egg casserole, baked with heavy cream, seasoning and a thick cheesy crust. When it’s done in the oven, slice it into squares for individual sandwiches. Having a breakfast casserole with biscuits will give a delicious start to your day, finish the biscuits with casserole and crispy bacon, eat up, and save the rest in the freezer for breakfast all week.

Honey and Ham

This Pillsbury recipe comes together in a pinch with typical ingredients. Lay Swiss cheese and deli ham over their flaky biscuit dough, bake, and drizzle with honey for lunch or a hearty snack.

Cinnamon Honey Butter

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Butter, powdered sugar, honey and cinnamon come together to create a blissfully sweet spread that you should absolutely drizzle over hot biscuits until positively oozing with cinnamon flavor.

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Pimiento Cheese

Upgrade the classic BLT with pimiento cheese and three-ingredient cheddar biscuits. The crunchiness of the bacon, creaminess of the cheese, juiciness of the tomato and flakiness of the biscuit create a symphony of flavors and textures.

Peach Pie Filling

Peach pie becomes cheesy with creamy brie — and handheld when formed into small biscuits. The only problem with them is that they won’t magically reappear when devoured voraciously.

Burger Patty and Pepper Jack Cheese

This bacon cheeseburger is kind of like the Uncrustable of burgers — stuffed into a forward thinking biscuit bun.

Jam and Clotted Cream

British meets Southern when classic teatime toppings like jam and clotted cream are generously dolloped over buttermilk biscuits. Pair with coffee or tea for your new go-to Sunday breakfast.

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A Hush Puppy Appreciation Post (Recipes)

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The hush puppy, a fried snack that is underrated and overshadowed by the likes of onion rings and french fries, is deserving of its own moment. An ode, if you will.

If you are unfamiliar with the food (and I feel deeply sorry for you if you are), it is a deep-fried cornmeal sphere that originated in the butter-lovin’ South. Paula Deen makes hers with buttermilk, while other recipes call for onions. The beauty of the hush puppy is that no single one is the same, contributing to its humble feel.

Hush puppies also have a fascinating backstory, which is why they’re called something much more interesting than, well, deep-fried cornmeal spheres. Many stories say the snack got its name during the Civil War, when Confederate soldiers tossed the fried cornmeal to their combat dogs, attempting to “hush the puppies” in the presence of Union soldiers.

But Serious Eats passionately reports that that popular speculation is oversimplified, speculating instead that the term “hush puppy” first referred to ham gravy and was named for its ability to “keep the dogs in your stomach from growling.” And the recipe was definitely not invented by soldiers, as South Carolinians enjoyed freshly caught fish with fried dollops of cornmeal, originally called “red horse bread,” as early as 1903.

It sure doesn’t sound as convenient, but when it comes to food history, I’ll take fact over fanciful fiction any day.

Another tidbit — If you’re familiar with the Hush Puppies shoe brand, you’ll love this: Released as America’s first non-athletic casual shoe in 1958, comfortable Hush Puppies were aptly named for quieting “your barking dogs.”

The beloved dish, made with a base of cornmeal, flour, milk and egg and fried until golden brown, can be found at plenty of eateries, from fast-food chains like Long John Silver’s — where they’re served plain and simple — to gourmet restaurants like Vintage Twelve in South Carolina — where they’re made with roasted corn and dipped in pimento cheese fondue.

Here are buttermilk hush puppies, served with a spicy cayenne remoulade. 

They can also be made with peas, jalapenos and ham, like this.

A crab-cake spin is always an option.

And they can even be turned into muffins.

However you decide to cook and consume yours, you can fondly remember their history as a Southern fisherman’s way to keep hunger at bay.

Source: Serious Eats / Featured photo credit: jeffreyw/Flickr

Tags: food history, hush puppies, Southern Food
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Take A Road Trip To This Pecan Pie Vending Machine (Video)

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By Cooking Panda

Everything’s sweeter in the south. The tea, the cocktails … and, of course, the pies. Pecan pie is a southern staple, and if you haven’t had it, you’re missing out! Don’t worry, though, there’s a 24-hour pecan pie vending machine in Texas. That means you can try a taste of that sweet, sticky pie anytime your heart desires!

Southern Living reports that the vending machine is run by the family-owned and operated Berdoll Pecan Farm in Cedar Creek, Texas. If you’re thinking that a vending machine selling pies 24/7 would have to hold some pretty stale pies, you’d be way wrong! The pies are baked daily and restocked frequently, which must mean that demand is high.

The Berdoll Pecan Farm is located off of Highway 71, where it has a shop set up for passersby to stop in and buy pecan treats. The vending machine itself not only features these pies, but also different pecan treats like candy-coated pecans.

Everything available in the machine is sold in the store as well, but as is pointed out in the video below, the family would be ready to close up for the evening, only to find that customers were still pulling in looking for those pies. What a great solution this vending machine is!

The pies are available for $19.50 from the machine, and you can purchase them so that they drop right down as anything would in a vending machine. They’re even chilled and ready to go. I think we’d be remiss not to mention that if you visit this machine you’d better try some of those pecan candies as well. I’m sure they’re delicious.

If you don’t live close by, this vending machine gives you a perfect excuse to take a road trip to Texas. Just head down Highway 71, and you’ll see that it is hard to miss, since there’s a 14-foot-tall squirrel statue also standing on the farm, holding a pecan. This squirrel is called Ms. Pearl, and she’s the largest squirrel statue in the world, so don’t miss her, either!

Sources: Southern Living, Team Hall & Nass/YouTube / Photo Credit: Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Company

Tags: Berdoll Pecan Farm, pecan pie, Pecans, pie, Southern Food, Texas
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