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If you think you are a pretty good cook, you should check out this list of the 10 southern dishes you must know how to cook before you can truly be great. I call this the Ten Commandments of Southern Cooking.

Of course there are some things you have to know how to do to begin the preparation. You must know how to make a roux for several southern dishes, but that's a given.

Here are the dishes that should be in your repertoire if you want folks to leave the dinner table happy and satisfied.

I know I'm probably missing something you consider a great southern dish, but these are my top ten. And I didn't even consider desserts. That's a subject for another day. There are several seafood dishes that you should master, but this is a good start to getting in the kitchen and test your southern cooking skills.