Pot Likker

“Pot Likker,” “Potlikker,” “Pot Liquor,” or “Collard Liquor.” I don’t care what you call it. When you combine chicken stock, chardonnay, pepper vinegar, garlic, onions, smoked pork neckbones, smoked hog jowls, and a pinch of sugar & black pepper; the resulting broth would make an old boot delicious.

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7-Up Recipe Book from 1953

Saw this on Retronaut and had to put it up for my readers. Too quirky not to pass on. Seriously, check out that dressing! Weird. (Not nearly as weird as 7-Up in milk, though.)

Some of these are old standards, like 7-Up cake & 7-Up gelatin. Familiar territory for most southerners (seen those on many, many potluck dessert tables.)

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As previously noted, all credit to Retronaut for
all images. Check them out sometine. Lots and lots of historical photos.

Final thought:try subbing 7-Up for beer in a typical beer batter. Works great for fried desserts. Some fish as well (gotta spice it up to cut the sweetness though.)

Quick Pic: Spicy Citrusy Pickles

My sister-in-law and her boyfriend made these over the summer. I don’t know who’s idea this was, but i’m going to ask for the recipe. They tasted better than they looked. Which says a lot, because they’re beautiful. I really wish I could make my food look, and taste, half as good as theirs.

Quick Pic: Spicy Citrusy Pickles

 

Moonshine Jelly

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Christmas gift from a friend.

Skeptical as I was, I actually did taste the faintest hint of corn squeezins. It’s in there, but you have to look for it.

All in all, pretty tasty. It’s more of a conversation piece, but that’s not to say it won’t show back up on a biscuit again.

Get it from: Hassell Creek Products

Happy New Year from The Southern Table!

Happy New Year! (For all of you southerners, “Happy New Years!”)

I hope your day was filled with joy, and your stomach was filled with:

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20130101-182724.jpg…Hoppin’ John…

20130101-182744.jpg…Collard Greens…

20130101-182818.jpg…and Chicken Livers.

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Lord knows mine was!

TST

On the Road: Sam’s House Memphis-Style Barbecue and Blues

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Sam’s house was a decent little barbecue joint in Carrollton, GA that some friends and I stopped by on the way back from a wedding.

No photos of the food, because we ate on the road. The pictures I took on the inside were purely out of boredom.

Things were moving kinda slow that day.

My only thought was how decidedly un “Memphis-like” the barbecue was. No dry rub to be found. Plus, the sauce was on the redder side of KC sauces & full of black pepper. (This seems to be a growing trend in Georgia. I blame Williamson Brothers.

Nonetheless, good stuff. I’d stop by again.

Decor was “Blues Hall” all the way. Hanging instruments and colorful walls. It definitely had “the look.”

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One of my dining companions. Bored and hungry.

108 Alabama Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

On the Road: The Hungry Owl

The Hungry Owl

They make burgers here stuffed with the “Cajun Trinity” and Conecuh Sausage.

Conecuh. Sausage. Stuffed. Burgers.

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There’s a shot if my “Ultimate Stuffed Tony Burger.” Details below.

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That’s all I’m writing. Seriously. If that’s not enough to convince you to drive to Mobile Alabama right now, you have my pity.

Address:

7899 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL