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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.


Au Gratin Potatoes

Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 2 quart baking dish with 1-2 Tbsp of the softened butter. Arrange a layer…

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Black-eyed Peas

Place peas, stock, bacon, sugar and salt in a 2-quart saucepot over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat…

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Creamed Spinach

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté garlic for 1–2 minutes, being careful not to…

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Corn on the Cob

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Rub the softened butter completely over the surface of each ear of corn. Combine the…

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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Use the first 2 tablespoons of salt in the water to cook potatoes. Cook over medium heat until fork tender.…

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French Bread Croutons

Better than crackers when serving dips and spreads. Great with cheeses, too.

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Dirty Rice

This is a great side dish, as well as a major component in other recipes.

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Garlic Cheese Grits

Melt bacon grease over low heat in a 1 1/2-quart sauce pot. Add garlic and salt and cook for one…

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