Redneck Menu Ideas

topic posted Fri, October 9, 2009 - 9:26 PM by  sharon
No offense to anyone, but I promised my niece I'd cook a Redneck dinner the next time I went to the state where she lives. I'll be leaving within a weeks time.

I really don't know what to prepare. Can anyone help?

Thanks, ya all!
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  • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

    Sat, October 10, 2009 - 11:56 AM
    I wonder if "redneck" means the same thing to people in different parts of the country?

    My first thoughts: something that uses canned mushroom soup as a main ingredient.
    Maybe those green beans with crunchy onion stuff on top?

    Cocktail weiners from a can
    Potatoes a grautin from a box
    Jello "salad" with "fruit"- marshmallows, maraschino cherries, mandarin oranges
    Something breaded with crushed corn flakes

    Can you get your hands on some squirrel meat?

    Though writing this out, all I can think is how nobody cooks anymore.
    Today's redneck dinner comes from McDonald's.

    I too have to say: NO OFFENSE! These ideas come straight from family meals in Vermont :)
    (The other side of the family is all local, organic, free-range as a matter of course...)
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      Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Sat, October 10, 2009 - 2:10 PM
      With a nod to my family in rural Indiana, here are some ideas

      Chili Mac (Box of mac and cheese with chili added)

      Tuna Noodle Casserole (everything is from a box or can. Tuna, Mushroom SOup, Kraft Mac & Cheese and topped with crumbled potato chips)

      Hamburger Helper


      For something rural but not questionable (well too questionable)

      Country Ham with Grits and Red Eye Gravy

      Country Ham with White Beans and Cornbread or Johnny Cakes

      Fried Chicken (served with PBR)

      A big thing where my mom comes from is breaded pork tenderloin (not that prepackaed stuff at the store) between 2 pieces of white bread with sliced pickles and sometimes mustard. Served with a side of mashed potatoes and brown gravy.

      Make Sugar Cream Pie for Dessert.
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      Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Sat, October 10, 2009 - 2:12 PM
      Dont forget to make a salad.

      White trash salads always include, cool whip, marshmallows and some fruit cocktail.
    • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Tue, October 20, 2009 - 11:04 PM
      Thanks for your ideas, and yes, I can get some squirrels and have actually eaten squirrel. Tastes like chicken....really! lol My ex boyfriend has a farm and squirrels eat the grain that he buys. Sometimes, they come in droves and some of them get off'd by the gun. Sounds terrible, but it's true.

      I'll use some of your ideas.

  • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

    Sat, October 10, 2009 - 3:56 PM
    Ribs, definately ribs and homemade macaroni and cheese and collard greens, I'm surprised no one mentioned collard greens and also cornbread.
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      Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Sat, October 10, 2009 - 4:22 PM
      Ribs and collard greens, to me, seem more of a regional thing or southern cuisine, as opposed to white trash. Since most of the ribs and collard greens you find, where I am at least, are in soul food eateries. But then some of the other things I said could go in that genre too, at least the grits and johnny cakes. But the rest I remember from my relatives tables growing up. They were indeed in the white trash class structure.

      What about deep fat frying everything. I mean everything.

      Bologna sandwiches on wonder bread with Kool-Aid
      • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

        Sat, October 10, 2009 - 5:06 PM
        pigs in a blanket
        (hot dogs wrapped in pilsbury dough)
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          Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

          Sat, October 10, 2009 - 5:57 PM
          I once had something that sounded pretty white trash at a party once.

          Little Smokies made in a crock pot. The sauce was equal parts bottled Bar B Q sauce and Grape Jelly.
          • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

            Sun, October 11, 2009 - 8:59 AM
            We used to make this with little meatballs, but it was one jar grape jelly and one bottle of chili sauce. Melt the jelly and chile sauce together before pouring over the meatballs/little smokies.
      • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

        Sun, October 11, 2009 - 8:40 AM
        well actually I would suppose it all depends on what area of the country you come from. Down south collard greens, ribs and corn bread are regional, all etniniticities apply, as well as all economic groups.
        Just like redbeans and rice are deep south.

        But these are also some of the most inexpensive foods so poor white trash and/or rednecks would be eating these thinigs on a regular basis
      • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

        Tue, October 20, 2009 - 11:12 PM
        I actually remember eating bologna sandwiches and drinking kool-aid. Loved it! My brother used to slice bologna thick and spread jam on it. Yep, we had to slice our own bologna.

        Fried everything...I like it.

    • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Tue, October 20, 2009 - 11:07 PM
      Yes, collards are a must! I actually eat them. I love cornbread and ribs. I haven't made very good mac n cheese, so I don't know about that one.

  • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

    Sun, October 11, 2009 - 8:24 AM
    The one realy rednecky dish I like to make is Taco Pasta, although it was really more of a broke college student discovery.

    Cook ground beef and add one pakage instant taco seasoning. Add diced onions and peppers if you want to get fancy. Instead of following the the taco meat directions stir in one large can of crushed tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes. Serve over pasta with shredded cheese and sour cream on top. You can add cilantro if you want to get all fancy. I'm mildly ashamed of how much I like making this.
    • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Mon, February 21, 2011 - 7:14 PM
      Similar to taco pasta is Philly Chili, something an ex showed me. It's basically spaghetti but with canned chili and cheddar cheese instead of marinara sauce. Onions, beans, hot dogs if you really wanna class it up.
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    Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

    Sun, October 11, 2009 - 10:14 AM
    Where does she live?
    You might ask them to have shot and slaughtered some local critter that commonly fits in the local food chain.
    Either that or just smack some varmint on the road and gut it in a hurry after and ice it.

    Of course it might help if you were somewhat clear about what you mean by "redneck."

    Do you mean what most idiot bigot progressives mean when they use the term and are imagining some incestuous, possum eating, pregnant, barefoot, revnoor shootin, toothless, mongoloid, hill dwelling, image straight out of that burt reynolds movie: "Deliverance?"
    Or do you mean people who ain't city folk?

    Ya gotta be just a tad more specific.
    What state is their domicile in? That really matters too

    • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Tue, October 20, 2009 - 11:19 PM
      They live in California, in Salinas, which is the home of one of the biggest rodeos. This next July they will celebrate their 100th rodeo. I was thinking more on the lines of "Deliverance." It's a joke dinner for my niece.
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    Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

    Sun, October 11, 2009 - 7:18 PM
    If it's for a fan of Paula Dean make sure it's got at least a pound of butter and two or three jars of Mayonnaise in it.

    I can't for the life of me imagine who could eat half the crap she makes.

    • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Mon, October 12, 2009 - 6:16 AM
      LOL LOL the stuff looks good but OMG you'd die early eating a lifetime of hetr stuff. Even when she says she's made it healthy is loaded.
  • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

    Mon, October 12, 2009 - 11:48 AM
    Soup beans and cornbread! Mixed together, of course.

    Or, my granddaddy's favorite, cornbread crumbled up in milk eaten with a spoon.
    • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Tue, October 20, 2009 - 11:26 PM
      I had some rather hillbilly friends when I was little and they used to get a large glass and fill it with beans, cornbread and top it off with milk, then they'd put some mustard on top of that and stir it all up and eat it with a spoon. They loved it!

      They used to wash their hair with "washing powder" which was Tide and tie their hair with strips of rags to curl their hair. I got quite an education, for sure.
  • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

    Mon, October 12, 2009 - 4:17 PM
    frito pie, fried bologna, spam casserole, cracker soup (oh wait that's more like breakfast, or dessert maybe), pickled pigs feet, pickled eggs, frog legs, opossum or raccoon stew.
    ...and don't forget the oleo when you make that (perhaps canned peach?) pie!
    • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Mon, October 12, 2009 - 6:00 PM
      Chicken in a Biskit crackers with canned squeeze cheese

      fried Spam "steaks" (covered in canned chili - optional)

      undercooked frozen krinkle kut fries with watered-down catsup

      bo'led roadkill stew

      homemade frozen kool aid pops for dessert (doused with cheap liquor for 13+ "adults")
      • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

        Tue, October 20, 2009 - 11:34 PM
        Love the ideas. I have eaten turkey road kill. My ex bf has a farm and one of the turkeys got hit by a car. It didn't mess up the turkey, just bumped and killed it and it was still fresh. We had it for dinner. The thing was hard to pluck, but was yummy! I can't believe some of the things I ate there.
  • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

    Sat, February 26, 2011 - 11:23 PM
    Rednecks love spicy stuff, so my recommendation is Pepper Steak:

    1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak
    2 tablespoons cooking oil
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    3 large green bell peppers, thinly sliced
    2 large onions, thinly sliced
    3/4 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
    3/4 cup hot water
    1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1/4 cup water
    1/2 teaspoon sugar

    1.Cut steak into 2-in. x 1/8-in. strips. In a large skillet or wok, brown steak in oil. Add garlic, ginger, salt if desired and pepper; cook 1 minute. Remove meat and keep warm. Add green pepper and onions to skillet; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Dissolve bouillon in hot water; add to skillet with water chestnuts. Combine cornstarch, soy sauce, cold water and sugar; stir into skillet. Add meat. Cook and stir until mixture boils; cook and stir 2 minutes more.
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      Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

      Sun, May 22, 2011 - 9:06 PM
      I love that this thread is still going after 1 1/2 years.
      • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

        Sun, May 22, 2011 - 9:37 PM
        Fried fresh-caught catfish


        Turtle soup

        Fried rabbit


        Stewed tomatoes

        Buttermilk, with lots of black pepper in it
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          Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

          Sun, May 22, 2011 - 9:44 PM
          <<Stewed tomatoes >>

          Thats tomatoes and onions on white bread right?
          • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

            Mon, May 23, 2011 - 1:43 AM
            Pretty much so. I add chopped green peppers. And I mix broken up stale bread into the soupy mixture, to soak up the juices. Yum. Cheap good farm grub, when ya got your own garden and bake your own bread.
            • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

              Tue, May 24, 2011 - 11:35 AM
              I was going to post the same thing about this thread still going, Sean. I love coming back and revisiting it. :)
              • Re: Redneck Menu Ideas

                Tue, May 24, 2011 - 7:06 PM
                My ultimate redneck meal began last month with getting the ingredients.

                A trip to the grocery store for the fixin's.

                Except one item, no joke....the breading for the fried chicken. Or should I say, BROASTED chicken?

                You see, here in Missouri, there's a little town near Lexington, Missouri, not too far from Kansas City, called Richmond. Richmond is locally famous as the 'mushroom capital of Missouri'. I don't mean the common field mushroom you get in stores, I mean morels. The Missouri River bottoms are LOADED with morels. In season, you can fill a grocery sack with your takings and bring them home to prepare.

                Broasted chicken was breaded with breading I got at....the FARM supply store.
                I fried the chicken until it was golden brown, and then put it into an oven on a broiler pan for half an hour at 300 degrees.
                While awaiting the chicken, I mashed potatoes, and made a brown gravy with morels, lightly buttered and sauteed, diced up and thrown into the gravy.

                Sweet iced tea to drink, and apple pie and fresh coffee after the meal.

                It took me two hours to get up and push myself away from the table.......

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