Find recipes for the tastiest dishes from some of our favorite diners and dives featured in Off the Eaten Path and Off the Eaten Path Second Helpings.
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Pork Chop Sandwich
Recipe: Pork Chop Sandwich
This famed menu item from Snappy Lunch may be the messiest pork dish in North Carolina. A pan-fried pork tenderloin topped with chili, coleslaw, lettuce, and tomato oozes flavor with every bite, and will keep you full until suppertime. Load up the fried pork with plenty of mustard and coleslaw for a real Southern treat. Looking for variations? Try some of our favorite coleslaw recipes, like fennel slaw or Texas slaw.
For traditionalists, we might suggest sticking with South Carolina slaw. Make sure you allot at least an hour for your slaw to chill before topping the sandwich for the perfect blend of hot, crispy fried pork with cold, refreshing slaw.
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Benton's Bacon-Infused Cocktail
Carol Fay's Famous Meatloaf
Colonial Stuffed French Toast
Country Smothered Pork Chops
George Harvell's Watermelon Ribs
Hash Brown Casserole
Recipe: Hash Brown Casserole
This heavenly casserole from Loveless Cafe and Motel challenges the mindset that hash browns only belong on a breakfast plate. Pre-shredded potatoes streamline this favorite dish. And while grammarians may argue whether it is "hash brown casserole" or "hashbrown casserole," we'll just have a second helping.
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Loretta's Bread Pudding
South Carolina Shrimp Gravy and Grits
Southern Fried Catfish
Blow Fly Inn Pimiento Cheese Burgers
Bowens Island Lump Crab Cakes
Dish's Chicken & Dumplings
Dish's Vanilla-Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie
Godsey's Kickin' Chicken Sandwiches
Spicy, smoky, and a little sweet, this pulled chicken sandwich delivers. At the restaurant, it's made with meat from whole Cajun-spiced chickens that are slowly smoked over hickory. We made it faster with hot cooked chicken from the grocery deli. Serve it with Cobra Sauce.
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