[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you're a fan of Top Chef, Carla Hall's name is hardly new to you. The American chef, TV host and former model certainly knows her way around the kitchen. She was formerly a co-host on ABC's The Chew, where she talked about foods from all angles. Carla Hall is specifically known for southern dishes like cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, black-eyed pea salad with hot sauce vinaigrette, grits, and caramel cake. Many of her African American-inspired recipes can be found in her book Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration.
Here are 10 of Chef Carla Hall's soul food, aka comfort food, recipes you need to try.
10 Carla Hall Recipes
1. Festive Chicken and Greens
Everything from the seared chicken thighs with spicy gremolata, to the sweet potatoes make this dish super tasty. It has veggies all around. Find the recipe here.
2. Chicken Fried Steak
Another popular dish of this celebrity chef is fried chicken with sausage cream gravy. It will require a lot of olive oil, but the outcome is that southern feeling you get when you go to somewhere like Nashville. Find the recipe here.
3. Taco Grilled Cheese
Ever heard of such a thing? Well, you have now. This crispy grilled cheese is meaty and full of Mexican flavor. Find the recipe here.
4. Buffalo Wing Burgers
If you like hot sauce, butter, and honey, this is the burger for you. It's also something a little different to grill up for your next BBQ. Find the recipe here.
5. Chopped Salad With Meatballs
Speaking of BBQ, this chopped salad with grilled plant-based meatballs is also another alternative option. It's perfect for vegetarians. Find the recipe here.
6. No-Bake Cheesecake Bites
Grab the cream cheese and whip up these little bites in no time. They're a chocolate lover's dream, with white chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, and peanut butter filling. Find the recipe here.
7. Blackberry Lemon Hand Pies
No southern meal is complete without a blackberry pie, and the pie crust on these is flaky and delightful. Serve with some ice cream and it's the most decadent dessert. Find the recipe here.
8. Succulent Cupcakes
How cute are these cupcakes? They're perfect to serve to any crowd, especially in the spring and summertime. The kids will also enjoy biting into them. Find the recipe here.
9. Deviled Eggs With Smoky Bacon
Sure they're a lot like normal deviled eggs, but the bacon topping actually makes them so much better. Who doesn't love fancier eggs and bacon meal? Find the recipe here.
10. Cornmeal Apple Crumble Skillet
Try something new and replace pie crust with cornmeal. It has the same texture, but with a little bit of a different taste. Regardless, it pairs well with the apple and ice cream topping. Find the recipe here.