He’s from Texas, I’m from ‘Bama. I know Southern food better than he does….that Silly Texan.
Anyway, to celebrate #nationalsouthernfoodday, we both made a recipe that we consider to be the ultimate in Southern cuisine.
I got this.
Yes, I know it’s a little elaborate, but I can’t change me. This thing is absolutely, completely and insanely delicious.
Barbecue chicken on a toasted bun with a fried green tomato and bacon pimento cheese. Yes…I said bacon.
In the damn pimento cheese.
To me, this is a quintessential Southern dish. Here you have shredded barbecue chicken, fried green tomatoes AND pimento cheese. Does it get anymore Southern than that???
Adam, on the other hand, decided to go the chicken fried steak route. Ok, ok…yes that’s is Southern.
I’ll give him that, and it is a damn beautiful sandwich.
It’s just not as Southern as mine.
From my perspective, Southern food is hearty and colorful, a few things freshly grown. Like collard greens, fried green tomatoes, fresh onions and peppers from the garden, grits, pimento cheese and biscuits and gravy…just to name a few.
I’m not saying that Adam doesn’t know Southern food; I’m just saying that Alabama is a bit more seasoned when it comes to Southern cooking than Texas is. How often does he say “y’all” compared to me? Hmmm. Has he ever referred to eating cornbread soaked in ice cold buttermilk? I don’t seem to recall that he has.
Now, that doesn’t change the fact that Adam can throw the hell down in the kitchen. He happens to be one of my very favorite foodie people!
Go here to get his recipe for his Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich.
Here’s your printable-