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Cajun Side Dishes

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Spiced-Up Sweet Potato Fries

Spiced-Up Sweet Potato Fries

Spiced-Up Sweet Potato Fries

A little salt, a little spice and a whole lot of sweetness make these fries a winner! —Debra Humphries, Chanhassen, Minnesota

Hearty Black-Eyed Peas

Hearty Black-Eyed Peas

Hearty Black-Eyed Peas

In Simpsonville, South Carolina, Pauletta Anderson prepares this hearty herb-seasoned combination of sausage, black-eyed peas, tomatoes and green pepper. "Even my sister, who doesn't like black-eyed peas, can't get enough of this delicious dish," she writes.

Old-Fashioned Fried Green Tomatoes

Old-Fashioned Fried Green Tomatoes

Old-Fashioned Fried Green Tomatoes

When I was growing up, these were a summertime favorite with my family. Back then, we just dipped the tomato slices in flour and fried them in butter.
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Perfect Scalloped Oysters

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

My family— husband, children and grandchildren— all look forward to this easy seafood side dish. It's one I've made for well over 30 years.

Chili Cheese Grits

Chili Cheese Grits

Chili Cheese Grits

This zesty dish is a real crowd-pleaser. It's great as a side dish and can also be served as a cold appetizer.

Classic Red Beans N Rice

Classic Red Beans N Rice

Classic Red Beans N Rice

We've lived here, where Cajun cooking is common, for nearly 25 years and have come to rely on this staple menu item. If you've never tried red beans and rice before, I assure you'll like this recipe.—Jackie Turnage, New Iberia, Louisiana

Oyster Casserole

Oyster Casserole

Oyster Casserole

The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in a rich and buttery dish like this. You can assemble and refrigerate it the night before, then top with the remaining crumbs and seasonings just before baking.

Potatoes with Crab Sauce

Potatoes with Crab Sauce

Potatoes with Crab Sauce

Corene Thorsen, from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, adds crab to the creamy and comforting sauce she pours over spuds. "The mild sauce allows the delicate flavor of the crab to shine through," she declares. "This combination tastes great of leftover pasta, too."

Fried Sausage Grits

Fried Sausage Grits

Fried Sausage Grits

My mother used to make a version of this recipe using hominy and salmon. One day I substituted sausage and grits and decided I liked it better than the original.

Red Beans and Rice Mix

Red Beans and Rice Mix

Red Beans and Rice Mix

Since there's food galore during the holidays themselves, I like giving this zippy mix as an after-Christmas present instead. I just slip the containers of seasoning, beans and rice into a decorative paper bag. A recipe card completes the package.

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

The phrases “holiday dinner” and “low-fat” are seldom used together, unless Rebecca Baird’s corn bread stuffing is on the menu. Made with turkey sausage, herbs, fruit and veggies, this recipe lets you enjoy all the trimmings without the guilt, notes the field editor from Salt Lake City, Utah.
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