The South is known for a lot of things—but what do we really crave when we think of the South’s treasures? You guessed it: crispy, comforting southern food. Perfect for the dog days of summer, we’ve collected a list of our 10 favorite southern dishes that are best eaten al fresco, heat be damned. Between buttermilk fried chicken and biscuits with molasses butter, your journey to the deep south starts at your plate.

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