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Cajun Side Dishes

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Irish Spud Strips

Irish Spud Strips

Irish Spud Strips

"I came up with this recipe by sheer luck when I was trying to create a good tasting yet different side dish," explains Naomi Kay Smith of Canandaigua, New York. She tosses the crisp fries with Cajun seasoning and Parmesan cheese. "They're a bit hit with my family."

Roasted Russet & Sweet Potato Wedges

Roasted Russet & Sweet Potato Wedges

Roasted Russet & Sweet Potato Wedges

Fried fish wouldn't be complete without chips. A cool sour cream sauce tames the heat in these taters, but if you're looking for more spice, add chili powder to the seasonings. —Theresa Eischens, Hutchinson, Minnesota
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Southern Okra

Southern Okra

Southern Okra

This recipe dates back generations in my family. I enjoy it so much because I can use the fresh vegetables that are so abundant here in the South.
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Creamy Cheesy Grits

Creamy Cheesy Grits

Creamy Cheesy Grits

Rich and creamy these grits make a great side dish for a Southern-style meal. I make these at my annual Kentucky Derby party.—Kristin Arnett, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

"I'm originally from Honduras, where beans are served in different variations for breakfast, lunch and dinner," relates Carin Perkins of Waukesha, Wisconsin. "This bean and rice dish has been enjoyed by my family for generations. It's not spicy but gets nice flavor from the cilantro and cumin.

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits

"We often serve this Carolina Low Country favorite at our family's restaurant, Fresh House, in Albermarle, North Carolina," says Robin Hinson. "I've scaled our jumbo-sized version of the recipe down to feed a family."

Corn Okra Creole

Corn Okra Creole

Corn Okra Creole

This dish is representative of my area of the country, and particularly the Texas-Louisiana border. The okra, corn and Creole seasonings are all popular here.

Quick Corn Bread Dressing

Quick Corn Bread Dressing

Quick Corn Bread Dressing

Marybeth Thompson of Thurmont, Maryland uses convenient pantry items to create Corn Bread Dressing, a swift side dish that complements the chops. "I revised a main-dish casserole recipe to make this unique stuffing side dish," Marybeth explains. "I've often delivered it, along with pork or chicken, to friends who are just out of the hospital. It always receives rave reviews."

Creole Butter Beans

Creole Butter Beans

Creole Butter Beans

“This is a fantastic way to prepare butter beans, which are full of nutrition and low in fat,” advises Grace Malone of Lafayette, Colorado. “It's great as a side but filling enough to be the main course.”

Best Hush Puppies

Best Hush Puppies

Best Hush Puppies

Some years ago, I was a cook on a large cattle ranch. One day, I thought back to the hush puppies I'd had as a child on a Southern trip, and I ended up creating my own version of them. They go well as part of an old-fashioned fried chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, buttermilk biscuits, corn on the cob and watermelon pickles! My husband is a farmer and also a truck driver. We have two grown children and two younger ones, 6 and 2.

Crispy Cajun Potato Wedges

Crispy Cajun Potato Wedges

Crispy Cajun Potato Wedges

A sprinkle of Cajun seasoning lends spunk to these hearty, cornflake-coated wedges. “My husband, Jim, and I love potatoes, so I’m always trying to come up with new, lower-fat recipes,” notes LaDonna Reed of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
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