Recipes from Alabama
Alabama is considered the center of the south and has the nickname "The Heart of Dixie". It's somewhat unique in that it not only is the center of the south but also borders the Gulf of Mexico, giving it a diverse culinary profile.
One of Alabama's most famous foods is its white barbecue sauce. This sauce is different from most other bbq sauces because it's made from mayonnaise rather than tomato sauce. It's spicy and tangy with cayenne pepper and vinegar added in.
The state nut of Alabama is the pecan and is one of their abundant crops. They also grow wheat, oats, peanuts and sweet potatoes.
The state fruit is the blackberry. The state tree fruit is the peach.
They even have a cocktail named after their state: the Alabama Slammer. It's made from Southern Comfort, sloe gin, amaretto and orange juice.
Alabama-Mexican Chicken Casserole
photo: helloimme Made with sharp Cheddar cheese, onions, corn chips, cream of chicken soup, enchilada sauce, cubed, cooked chicken oven Alabama Fudge Pecan Chewies photo: dbuchnoff Made with pecan, pecans, flour, butter or margarine, sweetened condensed milk, semisweet chocolate chips, vanilla extract oven, stovetop Pork Chops Alabama Made with salt and pepper, thyme, pork center loin chops, onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth stovetop Alabama Cornbread Made with white cornmeal, butter or bacon drippings, eggs, buttermilk, sugar, salt, baking soda oven Big Al's Alabama Hushpuppies Made with buttermilk, Mexi Corn, black pepper, white cornmeal, self rising flour, onion, egg, sugar, garlic powder stovetop Alabama Cookies Made with rice krispies, shortening, sugar, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, flour, salt, oats, pecans oven
Alabama Mud Cake Made with butter, crushed pineapple, cherry pie filling, devil's food cake mix, pecans, mint chocolate chips oven Alabama Chicken Strips Made with solid butter-flavored shortening, parsley, boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, buttermilk, self-rising flour, black pepper, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, seasoned salt stovetop
Alabama Style Shrimp Bake Made with butter or margarine, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, dried rosemary, ground red pepper, hot sauce, garlic, shrimp oven
Alabama Cantaloupe Cream Pie Made with heavy cream, vanilla wafer crumbs, butter or margarine, vanilla pudding and pie filling, milk, cantaloupe oven, stovetop