High Heels & Grills: Jim 'N Nick's Cheesy Biscuits

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jim 'N Nick's Cheesy Biscuits

Have any of you ever been to Jim 'N Nick's BBQ? I wish it was a nationwide food chain, but sadly, it's not. Boo. We lived in Alabama for a little bit last year {Yes, this is the third place you've heard me talk about us living. Not including where we are currently at. Four moves in a year and half and we're not dead yet!} and we were there just long enough to get absolutely hooked on Jim 'N Nick's. It's no wonder Alabama is considered one of the most obese state in the nation. {No offense y'all.} They have some of the greatest barbecue I've ever had! I can't even tell you how many nights/weekends/holidays we spent at this fantastic restaurant. It was our go-to place for our night out with friends and our restaurant of choice for date night. Like a lot of BBQ restaurants, one of the best parts was their complimentary appetizer - cheesy biscuits. I've seriously dreamed about these since leaving Alabama. This is what led me to try recreating them myself!


I actually tried a couple different recipes out before deciding to share this one with you. The original Jim 'N Nick's biscuits have kind of a sweet taste to them. The first recipe I tried called for an entire cup of sugar and ended up tasting more like a dessert than this cheesy goodness. There was no way I was going to tarnish the Jim 'N Nick's name and share that garbage with you! The recipe that follows may not taste exactly like the originals {because let's be honest, something that heavenly is probably impossible to recreate}, but it sure comes pretty dang close. {I found this recipe at Plain Chicken.}

Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups Bisquick
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a muffin tin.
  2. Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl, until smooth. {Batter will be somewhat runny.}
  3. Fill each section of your muffin tin until about 2/3 of the way full.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden. {Use a toothpick to check center.}
  5. Makes about 8-10 muffins.

These do a pretty dang good job at representing the real thing, if I do say so myself. They'll have to hold me over until the next time I can get to a Jim 'N Nicks. Let's pray it's sooner than later! Enjoy.

-Sarah

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