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2007/01/23 16:35:20 (permalink)

SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS!

Anyone have a suggestion for the best roadside/Southern place to have good biscuits?

Thanks in advance
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/23 20:16:27 (permalink)
    This may not be popular but Hardees in my opinion has the best biscuits available.

    If you get them hot, they are the equivalent to a Krispy Kreme doughnut which also has to be hot.

    I enjoy their biscuits just by themselves.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/23 20:25:50 (permalink)
    Paul. Good advice but I do not think they have a Hardee's in Los Angeles, CA.
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/23 20:53:51 (permalink)
    Popeye's. Period.
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/23 21:51:25 (permalink)
    Creole, are you actually visiting the South or looking for a chain in your area? If you are traveling I found my favorite roadside biscuits at the famous Loveless Cafe in Nashville, see their page in the "Restaurants" section of the site. The biscuits are homemade, served hot, and come with real butter and sides of their preserves. Outstanding, and don't get me started talking about their gravy........

    If you are looking at chains, I also like Popeyes and, to a lesser degree, Hardees (possibly Carl's Jr in your area). The only problem is they often do not have the real butter. Good luck, Todd
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/23 22:25:12 (permalink)
    Toddfleet,

    Yes, I will be traveling to Nashville from Los Angeles.I love the biscuits that are maade in a downhome place :)

    You know the ones that are cut out in squares.

    PAUL
    Thank you for the tip. I have heard of Hardees but never tried them.

    SHORTCHEF,
    Thanks!
    Popeyes is about the only place in So. Cali to get a somewhat good biscuit.
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/24 02:43:11 (permalink)
    Along with Popeyes, we like the biscuits from.....







    Mrs Knott's Chicken Kitchen. While the chicken is acceptable, it's the biscuits that draw us there.

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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/24 04:20:50 (permalink)
    If you are passing through Memphis on your way to Nashville, check out the biscuits at the Arcade (and the country ham isn't too bad, either):

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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/24 06:37:25 (permalink)
    My favorite mass produced bisquit has to be Bob Evans, hands down. Big, fluffy, delish.
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/24 07:56:18 (permalink)
    I,too,like Popeyes...
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/24 09:48:20 (permalink)
    Creole, I know this won't help you since it's not near Nashville, but the Moose Cafe in Asheville, NC has the biggest and best biscuits I've had in a long time. They're inexpensive, they do Southern/Country-style cooking, and they do it very well. Check out these user reviews from an interesting website that I found: http://www.mrbreakfast.com/r_display.asp?restid=528
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/24 14:56:32 (permalink)
    Creole, you are in for the biscuit of your life at the Loveless, ground zero for biscuits AND gravy. Note that there has been much about the Loveless on this forum and others (see their website too). Some old timers say it is not as good as it used to be (it's good), others say it is touristy (it is, but no problem). Take it from a VERY particular biscuit eater, it is the real deal. See my thread in "Where Should I Eat"/"Illinois to South Carolina Trip Report" for details about both the Loveless and the Moose. I liked the country ham too. Enjoy!
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/24 15:01:58 (permalink)
    Confession: I love KFC's bicsuits.

    Hate the chicken, though.
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/24 15:05:52 (permalink)
    Bojangle's

    Biscuits 24/7
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    A Creole Cook
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/24 17:34:52 (permalink)
    Ohhhhhhhhh, that ham and biscuits look sooooooooooo delicious. It has made me hungry. Just the way I like it, and the way I fry my ham too :)

    This site is has too many calories! Lol, lol, lol
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/25 20:14:23 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Adjudicator

    Paul. Good advice but I do not think they have a Hardee's in Los Angeles, CA.
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    Perhaps it is Carl's there??

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/26 16:00:14 (permalink)
    This will be hard to find, but I enjoyed the biscuit I had at Brown's Chicken when I went to one of the few remaining Brown's Chicken outlets last month. I had no intention of eating it, but I ended up finishing the whole thing. Definitely no fake butter in there.

    My mom used to make wonderful biscuits not from scratch, but from BisQuick pancake mix. They were quite good with honey. I still like BisQuick for pancakes and waffles, though we now only buy the low-fat, no trans-fat kind, which probably isn't as tasty as what I grew up with.
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/26 16:59:10 (permalink)
    Without a doubt, it has to be Bojangle's for the best hot biscuits I have every had.
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/28 16:31:16 (permalink)
    Does anyone know where to purchase a biscuit pan?

    The kind you bake a large batch in where you can cut the biscits in square shape. Went to local restaurant supply and they did not have it, but I had no more time to look at other places yesterday. I am now loking on line.
    Thanks! :)

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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/29 00:03:02 (permalink)
    Hardee's is known as Carl's Jr. out West. I never tried the biscuits there though.

    MikeS.
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/29 00:08:30 (permalink)
    South City Kitchen in Vinings, GA have good, fluffy biscuits. While I have never eaten at this restaurant, I have heard that Flying Biscuit Cafe in Atlanta have some fine biscuits as well (including whole wheat biscuits!)
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/29 00:13:45 (permalink)
    Church's Chicken has great, juicy honey butter biscuits.

    There is one 3 miles east of LAX, right on Century Blvd.
    It is across the street from the Hollywood Park Casino, where I used to deal poker.

    Many a times , I went through the drive thru just to grab a couple of biscuits and a fountain soda.

    Yes, I agree that Bojangles is good, too.
    I rarely come across a Bojangles much anymore these days. They seem to have odd locations, at least as far as I'm concerned.

    I did run into one in Reading, PA, while I was on a road trip last year. I think thats the nearest one to be (I live by AC)
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/29 12:37:39 (permalink)
    Ellen, what do you mean by a 'juicy' biscuit?
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/01/29 14:41:16 (permalink)
    OK. Biscuits, Yummy! I'm a native Tennessean retired and living in southern New Mexico. I've enjoyed biscuits in most the places mentioned, surprised me when I read the previous posts. Here's my thought. #1. At home or traveling ( cheap motel preferably), you will do fine with a little Country Ham, butter, preserves, toaster oven, ice chest, plastic knife and a bag of Pillsbury frozen biscuits.
    At home(with all the conveniences of an Applachian child) I normally make a little Red Eye or skillet flour gravy.
    #2. You're out of Country ham. That can happen out in this part of the country..... Well,using some readily availabe breakfast sausage, whip up a batch of stick to your ribs SAUSAGE GRAVY, cover them Pillsbury biscuits(cook first) pour yourself a good cup of coffee and enjoy one of the finer life experiences!
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/03/30 20:48:49 (permalink)
    Best biscuits in the world are made with just three ingredients:
    White Lilly Self-Rising Flour
    Lard
    Buttermilk
    I make them in a "dough tray" by hand ( not rolled out and cut)and bake them in a hot ( 425 degree )oven in an old cast iron pan.WONDERFUL!
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/03/31 00:55:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by iqdiva

    Best biscuits in the world are made with just three ingredients:
    White Lilly Self-Rising Flour
    Lard
    Buttermilk
    I make them in a "dough tray" by hand ( not rolled out and cut)and bake them in a hot ( 425 degree )oven in an old cast iron pan.WONDERFUL!



    I AGREE!

    But what is a "dough tray"? and do you know where one can purchase the large square baking biscuit pan?

    My grandmother always made her biscuits with lard as well as her pie crust.Do you have a recipe for your biscuits?
    Thanks for the reply
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/03/31 01:42:29 (permalink)
    Creole Cook,my "dough tray" is a family heirloom that belonged my great-grandmother Caroline...This little woman was all of 4'10'' tall ,was born in 1849 in Geneva County,Alabama,her father fought with General Lee in the Army of Northern Virginia,she survived Reconstruction,and thought that all the Yankees were "scallawags".When wheat flour was available again,that dough tray was busy making biscuits just the way I do with the exception of the self=rising flour...It wasn't invented yet. A dough tray is wooden and usually carved from oak or pecan wood.I think that mine is oak.Mine is about 24 inches long and 15 inches wide.It has a depression carved in the middle,almost like a bowl except more shallow.You put the flour in this depression.Make a "well" in the flour and add the lard and buttermilk.You then work the lard and buttermilk into the sides of the flour "well" with your fingers until you have a soft dough.You knead the dough just a few times LIGHTLY in the dough tray.Clean your fingers off.(Don't wear rings while you're doing this!)Then you pinch off biscuit-size pieces of dough and lightly roll into roll shaped balls .Put them in either a cast iron frying pan or do what I do.Use an old cast iron "biscuit pan" that's greased well with either peanut oil or best of all melted lard or bacon grease .Pat them down a little and put pats of butter on the tops.Bake for about 20-25 minutes at 425 degrees (preheated)until golden brown.
    I'm guessing at proportions here because this is a thing that is taught by word of mouth and by feel...Here it is though:
    About 2-2and one-half cups White Lilly Self-Rising Flour
    About one-fourth cup lard
    About one-half to three fourths cup buttermilk to make a soft,pliable dough
    peanut oil,more lard or bacon grease to grease pan
    real butter to put on top before you bake the biscuits
    I hope this helps...These are real,true Southern Alabama biscuits! ENJOY!!!
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/03/31 03:24:01 (permalink)
    Yup, funny thing - lard makes GREAT biscuits and BETTER pie crust

    Come se dice en Espanol 'lard'?

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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/03/31 03:29:23 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by iqdiva

    Creole Cook,my "dough tray" is a family heirloom that belonged my great-grandmother Caroline...This little woman was all of 4'10'' tall ,was born in 1849 in Geneva County,Alabama,her father fought with General Lee in the Army of Northern Virginia,she survived Reconstruction,and thought that all the Yankees were "scallawags".When wheat flour was available again,that dough tray was busy making biscuits just the way I do with the exception of the self=rising flour...It wasn't invented yet.
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    Those sound like my Mama's scratch biscuits. My little sister was sort of a shock to some of us kids, especially my oldest Brother who'd just got out of the Navy. When Doc delivered Jan and checked Mom and little Sister he told Mom and Dad she was good to go to our New Braunfels, Texas deer camp for the season's opening weekend.
    Doc told Mom she'd just as well be there, because he sure would be, and he'd pack anything she or the baby needed. Mom shot a spike buck that weekend, we all enjoyed her good biscuits, gravy, and backstrap cooked in and on the wood stove, and little Sister survived and is a grandmother now herself.
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    RE: SEEKING THE BEST most DELICIOUS BISCUITS! 2007/03/31 07:01:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by waiterhell

    Yup, funny thing - lard makes GREAT biscuits and BETTER pie crust

    Come se dice en Espanol 'lard'?


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