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Granny's Beverly Hillbillies CookbookGranny's Beverly Hillbillies Cookbook - In the 1990s, Jim Clark Ken Beck, and Max Baer co-authored Granny's Beverly Hillbillies Cookbook (Rutledge Hill Press, 1994) that was filled with a heapin' helpin' of hillbilly hospitality and featured hearty traditional recipes, photographs, character profiles, trivia and dialogue from the show.

The 253 page cookbook includes more than 330 of Granny's country favorites like:

  • Possum Dip
  • Dagnabbits
  • Cee-Ment Pond Punch
  • Texas Tea
  • Red Eye Gravy a la Granny
  • Pawpaw Puddin'
  • Corncob Jelly
  • Big Hollywood Agent Cheese Soup
  • Mountain Dew Salad
  • Bodine Banana Bread
  • Critter Corn Fritters
  • New-Fangled Country Fried Chicken
  • Daisy Moses Memorial Ham
  • Betwixt and Between Lima Bean Casserole
  • Mrs. Drysdale's Goat
  • Glorified Grits
  • Mother Myrtle's Beans
  • 'Maters, Okie-Dokie Fried Okra
  • Black Gold Chocolate Pie
  • Peabody Pecan Cake
  • Pearl Bodine's Special Sweet Tater Pie
  • Jethro's Punkinhead Pumpkin Cookies
  • Elly Mae's Blonde Brownies
  • Miss Jane's Rhubarb Jam

TRIVIA NOTE: In the 1960s, Irene "Granny" Ryan with the assistance of Cathey Pinckney (who sorted all of the suggested recipes) wrote a similar cookbook entitled "Granny Hillbilly Cookbook" (Prentice-Hall, 1966). Inspired by the tasty vittles cooked by Ozark hillbilly Granny Clampett on the sitcom THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES/CBS/1962-71, the cookbook featured the best in backwoods cooking.

Granny's top 20 vittles (Meals) included Catfish and apricot-gumbo soup; Possum shanks; Pickled hog jowls, Gizzards smothered in gristle, Smoked crawdads, Southern-fried muskrat, Goat tripe, Stewed squirrel and Ham hocks and turnip greens. "Ewwww Doggies," now that's eatin'.

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