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7 Of The Best Southern Dishes To Try In Alabama

Alabama is well known for its down home fare and delicious dishes. The Southern dishes in Alabama are some of the best in the region, from fried catfish to white sauce chicken wings and sweet puddings.

The state has endless tasty thing to eat, but we’ve rounded up the most iconic dishes that you need to try. There’s endless foods to dig into here…

Best Southern Dishes to try in Alabama

1. Fried Catfish

The fresh catch of any day in Alabama, catfish is battered in boisterous seasonings and flash-fried for a delicious Southern version of fish ’n’ chips. It’s a real staple here, so make sure you try it at least one.

Recipe is by Add A Pinch.

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2. Alabama White Sauce Wings

Slow smoked birds dunked in a mayo-based barbecue sauce is an Alabama tradition! The best the thing with white sauce is that it doesn’t just sit on the chicken like your average sauce or glaze, but seeps in, enhancing the richness and flavor all the way down into the meat.

Recipe is by Meatwave.

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3. Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

An easy, southern-style sausage gravy with flaky homemade biscuits makes the BEST Biscuits and Gravy! One of the favourite breakfast recipes in of all time in Alabama.

Recipe is by Tastes Better From Scratch.

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4. Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra is crispy and delicious. Made with fresh okra, battered in buttermilk and a seasoned flour and cornmeal mixture. A tasty side dish to add to any dinner.

Recipe is by Miss In The Kitchen.

5. Green Bean Casserole

This Green Bean Casserole recipe is a classic holiday side dish you can’t miss out on. Tender green beans are tossed in a delicious creamy sauce, cheese, crispy onions, and baked with even more crispy onions until hot and bubbly.

Recipe is by Spend With Pennies.

6. Fried Chicken

This chicken is perfectly seasoned, crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. The ultimate Alabama comfort food!

Recipe is by The Blond Cook.

7. Banana Pudding

A dessert with layers upon layers of delicious flavours & textures, this Creamy Banana Pudding recipe has it all: bananas, pudding, and crunchy vanilla wafers.

Recipe is by Bigger Bolder Baking.

All the layers of my Homemade Banana Pudding recipe.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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