Pickler and Ben Recipes

Hosts Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron bring you delicious Southern cooking recipes for any occasion. Pickler and Ben offer tasty lunch, dinner, brunch, and snack options sure to please the whole family. Whether it’s a salty snack or an entire meal, let this couple show you how to make Southern cooking easy and delish.

Pimiento Cheese Fritters

  • Ingredients:

    • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained
    • 1/4 cup minced onion
    • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos, onion, and cheese. Mix until well blended.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, and paprika.
    3. Form 1-inch balls of the cheese mixture and roll in the flour mixture. Flatten each ball into a disk.
    4. Heat an inch of oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Fry the fritters in batches, turning once, until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. Place fritters on a paper towel-lined plate.
    5. Serve warm.

  • Summary: Pimiento Cheese Fritters are a tasty Southern snack. Combine cream cheese, mayo, pimientos, onion, and cheese in a bowl and mix. Flatten 1-inch balls of cheese mixture and roll into flour mixture. Fry in batches and serve warm.

Fried Green Tomato BLT

  • Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 red onion, chopped
    • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
    • 4 large roma tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 4 medium-size green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 egg
    • 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
    • 2 cups arugula
    • 6 slices slab bacon
    • 6 slices cheddar cheese
    • 6 slices sourdough bread, toasted

  • Instructions

    1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add red onion and garlic and sauté until softened, 4-5 minutes.
    2. Add chopped roma tomatoes and spices. Turn heat down to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.
    3. Using a shallow dish, combine the flour, milk, salt, and egg. Dip each slice of green tomato in the mixture and let excess drain off. Place on a baking sheet.
    4. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry green tomato slices until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Place cooked tomatoes on a paper towel-lined plate.
    5. To assemble sandwiches, place arugula, cooked bacon, cheddar cheese, and tomato slices on one slice of toasted bread. Top with other slice of bread. Serve immediately.

  • Summary: Fried Green Tomato BLT is a tasty twist on a classic sandwich. Sauté onion, garlic, and roma tomatoes. Dip green tomatoes in egg and flour mixture and fry. Assemble sandwiches with arugula, bacon, cheddar cheese, and fried tomatoes. Serve and enjoy!

General Summary

Pickler and Ben Recipes offer tasty Southern cooking recipes for every occasion. Enjoy a salty snack like Pimiento Cheese Fritters or a hearty meal like Fried Green Tomato BLT. Get ready to experience Southern cooking at its finest with Pickler and Ben.