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Let’s Start The Week With James Villas, Baked Beans and Corn Fritters

Sometimes I have a really hard time deciding what I want to share with you and this post was definitely a challenge.  Not because I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to write about but because I had so many different ideas of what I wanted to write about.  I decided I wanted to share southern vegetables with you and maybe a different way of preparing them.  I went to my “the Glory of Southern Cooking” by James Villas.  James includes so many recipes from all over the South.  He is also a wonderful writer and I enjoy reading the  introduction to his recipes.

Corn is so plentiful right now and I wanted to share a recipe using corn.  I see recipes that include grilled corn or corn on the cob; however, when I saw the recipe for corn fritters, I knew it was the one.  What could be more wonderful than sweet luscious corn mixed into a fritter and fried?  It just makes my mouth water even though I have never heard of corn fritters and the only way my family prepared corn was on the cob or stewed. Mr. D has eaten corn fritters and thinks they are wonderful.  I can imagine how delicious they would be with just about any type of meal.

corn fritters 2

As I was reading through the Glory of Southern Cooking I also saw a recipe for Coco-Cola Baked Beans.  I do remember a time when Coco-Cola was used in lots of different concoctions and I can see how the flavor of the drink would add some zing to your baked beans.  I agree with James in his introduction that you can’t use Pepsi, it must be Coco-Cola.

cc baked beansI am a true Southerner tried and true because I believe in the Medicinal properties of Coca-Cola.  If I am having some type of nausea or upset stomach, I always crave a Coke and have felt better so many times after drinking one.

I chuckled a little when I read about the corn fritters and making a meal of them along with spinach salad.  A true Southern tradition for sure is to have a plate of fresh vegetables served with hot biscuits or cornbread and butter.  Oh My!!  There isn’t anything any better than that.

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