Enough said right?! What can possibly be better than cheesy, garlicky, buttery goodness? Well probably lots of things, but still…When we asked Mr. N what he wanted to go with his fried chicken, he didn’t have any good ideas. Then dad suggested biscuits – a good southern side dish. Mr. N considered this for a while and then said, “I know! I want Red Lobster’s biscuits! Mommy can you make me Red Lobster biscuits?” How could I refuse, even if I had no idea how to replicate those tasty little evil biscuits (I say evil because I could sit there and eat them all night long).
After a bit of glancing around for ideas on-line it seemed that the majority of copy-cat recipes included the same things – bisquick, garlic seasoning, cheddar cheese, dried parsley and butter. But I thought we could do one better…homemade biscuits with garlic, cheddar, fresh parsley and butter. For our biscuit recipe, we used one from Manna & Quail that I had made a while back with rave reviews from dad and the kids. Then we added the Red Lobster twist.
We then whisked together the egg and milk and shredded a cup’s worth of white and yellow cheddar cheese. We added the cheese and the milk/egg combo to the dry ingredients and mixed gently with a fork.
Then we cut out 12 biscuits using a juice glass. Obviously a biscuit cutter would work too, but I’ve got other things on my kitchen wish list before I get to those. Next we placed them on an ungreased baking sheet and prepared the melted butter, garlic salt and fresh parsley for basting.
Our cheddar garlic biscuits were a huge hit. Mr. N raved about them exclaiming, “You did it mommy! These taste like Red Lobster’s!” I think he ate four biscuits and gave them 4 spoons. Miss A enjoyed hers, but not as much as Mr. N. She still gave them 3 spoons though.
Dad and I also thought these biscuits were delicious and 4 spoon-worthy. I don’t think they were quite like Red Lobster’s – a bit less salty perhaps – but they were definitely close, and definitely good!
Most importantly, however, they made my little boy happy! So as we wrap up Mr. N’s birthday meal here’s a little then and now. Happy birthday Mr. N – my beautiful baby boy!
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