I don’t know who to “blame” for this Southern Tomato Gravy I made the other day. Not any of my family that migrated down to Georgia; I have never had Southern Tomato Gravy at their houses nor heard the words Tomato Gravy pass their lips. I knew, though it was going to use up some of my tomatoes, and it was going to be just the thing to go over the leftovers from these marvelous light and multi-layered biscuits I made the other day.
I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for years and have never posted my Classic Biscuits & Sausage Gravy. I think it’s because I have a little angst about the dish.
It’s so good and I’m crazy about it, but I try not to eat it too often. Actually, though, with today’s leaner pork and sausage it probably isn’t as bad as I fear, but I’m still not going to run the nutritional numbers. I’d rather be happy and ignorant!
I have seen so many articles and posts about Yaka Mein, ever since Anthony Bourdain featured Miss Linda Green on his show, “No Reservations.” But Yaka Mein first came on my radar in this article from Go Nola. I knew I just had to taste Yaka Mein and I knew the only way that was going to happen is if I made it myself. So here is my Instant Pot Yaka Mein. (Stovetop directions included, too.)
Yaka Mein has a long history so I’m not going to go too much into that because it’s been covered extensively elsewhere, like in this article from The Deep South. I am going to tell you to make it if I can be so bossy! And make it soon. There’s no need to lose another day without having Yaka Mein in your belly!
How do I know about Brunswick Stew Virginia Style? Back in the ’70s, we went on one of the very few family vacations that didn’t include dogs (My Dad raised Goldens and showed extensively), probably to try to instill some sort of family bonding combined with patriotic zeal to renew our faith in Family, God, and Country.
I have family that lives in the South and have visited Georgia many times. I’ve been to Atlanta as well as a few outlying areas. I’ve been to Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and North and South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. I’ve been to Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. But never once while I’ve been in the South, have I ever had Fried Green Tomatoes, let alone Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Remoulade Sauce.