Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Arancini di Riso

Makes 12 servings Arancini, or plini, are made from leftover rice made the previous day, which is why we mention in the instructions that you should cook the rice a little longer than usual. That means the rice will be sticky enough to stay together and hold the filling once […]

Main Dishes

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Makes 6 to 8 servings This classic fried chicken is salted overnight with lemon zest, resulting in tender, juicy, flavorful chicken that’s a perfect match for the lightly seasoned crispy coating. Ask your butcher to break down a whole chicken, if you like, or pick your favorites, like all dark […]

Desserts

Carnival Fritters

Makes about 30 pieces Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon mixed orange and lemon zest 2 large eggs 1/4 cup Marsala wine Peanut or olive oil for frying, as needed Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting Directions […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Cheese and Potato Cigars

Makes about 20 small-bite servings These crispy little bites can be filled with spare mashed potatoes for a Thanksgiving appetizer, or leftovers for a next-day reward for a busy host! Though they are best fried, you can brush them with oil and bake them at 425°F for a little less […]

Desserts

Churros

Makes 24 churros Ingredients 1 cup water 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 eggs, beaten Vegetable oil, as needed, for frying Directions Combine the water, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. […]

Sandwiches

Falafel

Makes 8 portions Ingredients 1 lb dried chickpeas 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley 1/2 bunch cilantro 8 green onions 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 6 garlic cloves, peeled 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed Pure olive oil, as needed, for deep-frying 4 pieces […]

Main Dishes

Fritto Misto di Pesce (Mixed Fried Fish)

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 lb squid, cleaned, tentacles and bodies separated 12 medium shrimp (20/25 count), peeled and deveined 1 lb any type of fish, cleaned and skinned 2 cups warm water 2 teaspoons sea salt, plus more for sprinkling 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, or as needed 2 […]

Desserts, Family Fun

Old-Fashioned Cake Donuts

Makes 1 dozen plus 24 donut holes Ingredients 1 cup whole milk, room temperature 1 whole egg, room temperature 3 egg yolks, room temperature 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups, plus 1 tablespoon cake flour 1 cup bread flour 5 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg […]

Main Dishes

Pan-Fried Chicken Breast with Prosciutto

Makes 6 servings We don’t fry every day, but when we do, it’s crispy chicken stuffed with cheese and prosciutto. We love this recipe for its versatility, so don’t be afraid to swap out fillings to suit your tastes. Add Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, caramelized onions, or even chopped Steamed Broccoli […]