Pulled-pork BBQ, collard greens, and fried peach pies give this relaxed menu the flavor of the South.
Pull out all the stops for this Fourth of July menu inspired by the flavors of the South. The centerpiece, a slow-smoked pork BBQ, takes a little time, but it’s mostly hands-off, letting you kick back with a beer or focus on the simple sides: corn fritters (think a fresh twist on hush puppies) and quick-sauteed collard greens. Greet your guests with an appetizer of grilled okra with creamy, spicy dip, and a glass of Jack Daniels-spiked lime sweet tea (or leave out the Jack for the kids). And for dessert, the spicy fried peach hand pies will rival the fireworks for everyone’s oohs and ahs.