3 Southern Delicacies Made On A Budget

If you’re looking for southern delicacies, this is our favorite top three items to try out. Enjoy a taste of the south – from our home to yours!

Fried Green Tomatoes are one of the finest southern delicacies!

We know it’s tough out there. Many readers will be tightening their purse strings at the moment. Despite this, all readers of the Lynchburg Mama blog – rich or poor – have the right to cook up delicious food for their families. In times like these, what people need most is comfort, and there is no comfort like southern comfort. This blog is about bringing good old-fashioned togetherness back to the dinner table. Even on a budget, you can treat your family to some delicious southern food. Here are some delicacies that can be made on the cheap whilst still being scrumptious. Whether you are a Tennessee native or living in the Canadian Rockies, here are some ways you can bring some old-time southern hospitality into your kitchen.

If you live in the southern states, you’ll likely already know a place to get cheap raw catfish. These massive freshwater fish are plentiful in the warm rivers down south. They have sweet white flesh and are large enough to feed an entire family with one catch. Pangasius is the most commonly sold catfish species in the USA and Canada, but just about any catfish is tasty. Fried catfish is a classic southern delicacy enjoyed in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Recipes for fried catfish vary from place to place, and can become quite elaborate. If you are on a tight budget, though, you’ll want to take it back to basics with these five cheap ingredients. All you need is catfish, cornmeal, salt, milk, and peanut oil. After coating and shallow frying the fish, serve with fried potatoes and greens for real comfort food.

Southern Delicacies

Southern Fried Catfish

If you live in the southern states, you’ll likely already know a place to get cheap raw catfish. These massive freshwater fish are plentiful in the warm rivers down south. They have sweet white flesh and are large enough to feed an entire family with one catch. Pangasius is the most commonly sold catfish species in the USA and Canada, but just about any catfish is tasty. Fried catfish is a classic southern delicacy enjoyed in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Recipes for fried catfish vary from place to place, and can become quite elaborate. If you are on a tight budget, though, you’ll want to take it back to basics with these five cheap ingredients. All you need is catfish, cornmeal, salt, milk, and peanut oil. After coating and shallow frying the fish, serve with fried potatoes and greens for real comfort food.

Classic New Orleans Gumbo

The culinary traditions of New Orleans are unique. A melting pot of French, African, Caribbean, and American influences, NOLA has produced some truly wonderful dishes. Of all the New Orleans specialties, one dish stands out: gumbo. The good news is that this hearty soup can be extremely cheap to make. If, like many people all around the globe, you need help paying back benefits or just can’t find a way to bring in extra cash, then replacing some of the more expensive ingredients in a gumbo can render it incredibly cheap. Replace the crab meat with frozen prawns and choose a cheap cut of beef. This wonderful recipe has all of the traditional gumbo elements.

Fried Green Tomatoes

A meal in the summer down in the southern states would not be complete without a serving of fried green tomatoes. The good news is that this delicacy is extremely cheap to make. This recipe from Southern Living is cheap, cheerful, and delicious. The basis of the dish is unripe tomatoes, harvested when still green. This means that they are still firm and just a little bit bitter: perfect for frying in egg and cornmeal. Served with a salad, these fried tomatoes are hearty enough to be the centerpiece of a vegetarian family meal.

What are some of your favorite southern delicacies?

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