The Secrets to a Great Party - a Biscuit Bar

From Carrie Morey's hot little suppers cookbook

The Secrets to a Great Party - a Biscuit Bar

Ingredients

  • Basket of warm hot little biscuits and toppings like:
  • • Pimentoo Cheese
  • • Thinly sliced country ham
  • • Fried chicken
  • • Pork loin
  • • Beef tenderloin
  • • Honey
  • • High-quality jams and preserves
  • • Ham Salad
  • • BBQ Chicken Salad
  • • Savory Whipped Butter
  • • Cinnamon Butter
  • • Smoked Sausage with Spicy Mustard Mayo

When Garden & Gun Magazine hosted a party for its exclusive Secret Society club to celebrate the opening of the prestigious Keeneland Horse Races in Lexington, Kentucky, they selected Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit (or Callie's Charleston Biscuits as it was called back then!) as a headline feature of the menu, chosen for its status as a “Southern icon.” Being deemed an icon by the arbiter of good taste in the South is hardly an everyday occurrence, so I was extremely proud and appreciative. And I was also inspired by the way they served my little icons: as part of a biscuit bar with all sorts of scrumptious toppings.

Since the Secret Society Club, we have built a catering business around these hot little biscuit bars, where we serve a selection of biscuit sandwiches or "hot littles" that guests can make their own with accoutrements. 

One reason that I think Biscuit Bars are great for parties is because guests love to pick and choose their own toppings. I use this same guest participation tactic for soup parties and Bloody Mary bars as well:

Set up a biscuit bar for a brunch or any daytime get-together. Or think of the topping ideas as even more ways to enjoy your biscuits any day (I love raspberry pepper jampimento cheese, shrimp, basil mayo, dill dip – the possibilities are endless!). I've listed some of my favorites below. 

If you're looking to take the work out of party planning, let our Callie's Hot Little Biscuit team handle the baking and set up. Email catering@calliesbiscuits.com or fill out an inquiry form to get started! If you are a DIYer, simply reheat our packaged frozen biscuits and stock up on accoutrements from our Pantry

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Find these tips and more in my cookbook, Callie's Biscuits and Southern Traditions.

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