If you are looking for downhome cooking in Shreveport-Bossier, Sherry’s Diner needs to be on your list to check out. This small eatery is tucked away in Shreveport’s Stoner Hill neighborhood but the big flavor has people coming from miles to eat.
One thing you have to know about Owner Sherry Jefferson is that she makes everything from scratch. You will never see her using a box mix for something that is just as easy to make on her own.
This restaurant is what we like to call a plate lunch kitchen. This means the menu changes every day and you will get your choice of a protein and two side items. On Tuesday’s, you can get your choice of a neckbone, meatloaf, or smothered pork chops. I had the meatloaf with mac and cheese and corn. I used to hate meatloaf before this experience, but have I changed my mind thanks to Sherry’s. The meatloaf was so tender that my fork glided through it and it paired beautifully with the mac and cheese, made with creamy Velveeta.
If you are looking for a great homemade dessert, you need to try the banana pudding that Sherry’s is known for. This banana pudding is not the average pudding. The texture is more of a thick custard, which makes it more fluffy and dense. It’s like a little slice of heaven in your mouth that will have you begging for more once your bowl is empty!
If you are looking for a dessert recipe for the holidays, Sherry has given us that awesome banana pudding that you can use for your friends and family.
Sherry’s Diner Banana Pudding
- 5 bananas
- 1 Box (15 oz.) of vanilla wafers
- 1 Can (14 oz.) of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
- 1 Container (16 oz.) of Cool Whip
- 1 Box (5 oz.) of instant vanilla pudding
Mix Cool Whip and Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk. Prepare pudding according to instructions on package. Slice bananas. In a bowl, layer pudding mixture, cookies, and bananas. Repeat until all pudding mixture is used and topped. Cover and refrigerate 3-4 hours until mixture sets. Serves 10.