Deep South Dining


Deep South Dining | Fair Biscuits

The 162nd Mississippi State Fair starts October 6th and to usher in this once-a-year buffet of food and fun we welcome the Department of Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gibson. Commissioner Gibson talks with Malcolm about fair food and the famous biscuit booth. He even shares the recipe live on-air. Since the 70's the Mississippi State Fair biscuit booth has given away tasty biscuits to hundreds of thousands of fairgoers, many of who make it a family tradtion. Then we welcome Jessie Zenor from Greenhouse on Porter who's biscuit business has built a true family-like following.

Greenhouse on Porter Biscuit Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 stick cold butter
  • 1 cup full-fat buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt & pepper.
  3. Chop cold stick of butter into half-inch cubes. Using your fingers, squish the butter into the flour mixture until the largest pieces are about the size of peas.
  4. Stir in the buttermilk, mixing only until the dough comes together, careful to not overwork the biscuit dough.
  5. Dump the dough onto a floured surface and roughly shape it into a square about an inch thick. Cut into 9 pieces.
  6. Place biscuits on a parchment-lined pan and bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve with any topping you can dream up!

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