Friday, July 15, 2016

A Dozen Recipes Every North Carolinian Should Know-- Part 2:Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Ham and Cabbage Collards and Potlikker with Cornmeal Dumplings

As if reading about these things was enough to get you starving, they had pictures of each one accompany the articles.  That was really mean.

3.  SWEET POTATO BISCUITS WITH COUNTRY HAM

Wow, I love anything sweet potato and never thought of sweet potato biscuits.  They suggest you make the biscuits if you make them a day or two ahead of time.  And, it gets even better when you pile that good old N.C. country ham in it.  Red-eye gravy anybody?

4.  CABBAGE COLLARDS AND POTLIKKER WITH CORNMEAL DUMPLINGS

Most North Carolinians have had collards, but the mild, tender, leafy, pale cabbage collards Down East are not as well-known.

In case you were wondering (I had to look it up).  Potlikker is also called collard liquor or pot liquor.  It is the liquid left behind after you boil greens (collard, mustard or turnip).  I do not think it has any alcoholic properties.

I Can Just barely Take Collards, However. Maybe These Are Better.  --RoadDog


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