Friday, September 24, 2010

Mississippi State Dinner

Creamed Pimiento Sandwiches

(my Mississippi grandmother's recipe)
1 egg
3 T flour
2 T sugar
1 tsp salt
3 T water
3 T butter
1/2 lb. grated cheddar cheese
3 T vinegar
1/2 c evaporated milk
1 small jar chopped pimientos, well drained
Beat one egg; add flour, sugar, salt, water, butter and cheese. Cook in a double boiler until thick. Add vinegar, evaporated milk and pimientos. Cook again until thickened; cool. Spread on crackers or between slices of bread for a sandwich.

Crossroads Coleslaw
(from a cousin who got it from a fish house in Crossroads, Mississippi)
1 large head cabbage, finely shredded
3 carrots, finely shredded
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c parsley flakes
1/4 c onion flakes
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/2 tsp liquid garlic
1 c pickle relish
Salt and black pepper to taste
Mix all together. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

Fried dill pickles
Speckled butter beans
Sweet tea
Mississippi Mud Cake

The state Mississippi takes its name from the Mississippi River, the Father of Waters. What else could we eat but catfish? The pimiento cheese spread isn't necessarily a Mississippi recipe but my paternal grandmother, who was born in Mississippi, made it often. We loved it! It is especially good on Ritz crackers. Coleslaw is a must with fried foods. The above recipe came from a Mississippi fish house. Fried dill pickles are a part of many Southern all-you-can-eat buffets, alongside fried seafood, fish and chicken. My maternal grandmother, also born in Mississippi, made speckled butter beans every time we visited. So, so yummy! Be sure to add some bacon grease and lots of salt to the pot when cooking them. I buy bags of frozen butter beans at Walmart. Sweet tea is a must with any Southern meal. There is Mississippi mud cake and Mississippi mud pie. We chose the mud cake. The recipe I used for our dinner didn't include marshmallows. The recipe linked above does.

1 comment:

mshel333 said...

Well....YUMMM! Wish I was there. :)