16 Down-Home Foods Loretta Lynn Loves
Loretta Lynn has been making beautiful music and delicious food for years! The accomplished Southern lady knows her way around the kitchen, and these are the dishes she loves to cook and eat.
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Loretta Lynn has sixteen #1 hit songs to her name–and even more hit dishes! Like Dolly Parton, Loretta loves the Southern classics. Here are some of her favorites, from cathead biscuits to lemon whippersnappers.
The dish that Loretta most often names among her favorite foods is chicken and dumplings. She starts with a whole chicken and makes the dumplings from scratch.
Jack White of The White Stripes often works with Loretta, so he knows first-hand how good her food tastes. His favorite dish from her kitchen? Homemade bread.
Loretta’s favorite sweet is fudge, particularly peanut butter fudge. What’s not to love about this creamy, melt-in-your-mouth delight? Here are 10 equally delicious fudge recipes to try.
Loretta loves to can and she has a cellar full of garden vegetables that she’s processed. Out of all of them, she reaches for the dill and sweet pickles most often.
“Cathead” biscuits are named as such because they’re so huge. Loretta makes hers with buttermilk and shortening, which leads to an amazing texture. (We know she’d love all our best biscuit recipes, though!)
Spoonbread, which can be described as extra-moist corn bread, is unique to the South, and Loretta has a great recipe for it. We think she’d love our version, too.
Using sausage drippings to make gravy is not only efficient but also delicious! Loretta knows from experience how important it is to use everything and waste nothing–she had four kids to feed before she was 20 years old.
No one said Southern food was light on calories! The country singer unashamedly loves fried okra, as does almost everyone who tries it. Loretta could probably teach a course on how to deep-fry at home.
Banana pudding is as Southern a dish as they come, whether you start with a mix or make it from scratch. No cookbook about Southern food is complete without it, so we’re happy to see it in Loretta’s book, You’re Cookin’ It Country!
Slow-cooking chuck roast in barbecue sauce makes it so flavorful and satisfying; it truly is one of the best things you can for that cut of meat. Loretta has been making it this way for years.