Unique Foods: Arkansas

Arkansas is in the southeastern region of the United States. The culture can be experienced in many ways around the state, which includes concerts, art walk through vibrant galleries or any other of artistic and culture-themed events for everyone to enjoy any time of the year. One of the best ways I, Kathleen Raskin, have found to explore a state is by the food. I’ve found incredible recipes that just had to make it to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. Some of the runner up recipes that I can share is the Possum Pie or buffalo ribs, made from the ribs of the buffalo fish. Today’s treat, however, is chocolate gravy (with biscuits).


½ cup sugar

3 tablespoons cocoa

2 tablespoon flour

1 cup milk

5 teaspoons butter

¾ teaspoon vanilla

1 can crescent rolls


Preheat oven to 375.

Bake rolls as directed.

In medium saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa and flour.

With wire whisk, stir in milk.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.

Remove from heat

Stir in butter and vanilla until melted and smooth

Spoon gravy over warm rolls.

Other Foods

Now, it’s not only sugar for these lovely southerners. You will want to try chitlins, also known as chitterlings. This is a dish made from the small intestines of a pig. After a time-consuming and thorough cleaning, the intestines are slowly simmered until fork-tender, then often breaded and deep-fried—making them almost unrecognizable. It usually is served with greens or with mashed potatoes. You will not be disappointed when you try this incredible and delicious meal.

This is Kathleen Raskin, posting from Kathey Jo’s Kitchen straight to yours. Bon appétit!