Crispy Cider-Battered Chicken Fingers – Better than Beer?

Almost all the crispy chicken fingers recipes you see feature a breaded coating, which is a little hard to understand when you think of your typical chicken fingers audience; kids and people who eat with kids. Maybe it’s because these recipes are trying to mimic what’s found… to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Crispy Cider-Battered Chicken Fingers, please follow this link to become a member.)

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Curry Roasted Parsnip Fries

Curry Roasted Parsnip Fries

Parsnips don’t get much love, and we think that should change. Perhaps this recipe will convince you to give them a try!

Why we love them as fries: They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, cook really fast, and have the texture of a sweet potato fry with the taste of a potato-carrot hybrid (so good, right?). And when tossed in a bit of oil, salt, and our go-to vibrant curry powder, the flavors are perfectly balanced.

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Tiny Tacos – Welcome to John in the Box

If you think regular tacos are fun to eat, just wait until you try these delicious and adorable tiny tacos. These might be about the same size as the ones at a certain fast food chain, but that’s where the similarities end. These are filled with cheese and taco beef, and not some grey-brown mystery… to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Tiny Tacos, please follow this link to become a member.)

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Bacon Caramel Popcorn Balls – Perfect for Subtitles

As I’ve gotten older, my eating habits have definitely improved, which isn’t saying much, since back in the day a “midnight snack” might have been a full-sized Mission-style burrito. Oh yes, those were the days. Now, we try to limit our late night… to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Bacon Caramel Popcorn Balls, please follow this link to become a member.)

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Charred Serrano White Bean Dip

Charred Serrano White Bean Dip

Dreams do come true! We had an idea for a charred pepper and white bean dip, but we never imagined it would turn out this good. Trust us when we say this is going to be your new favorite savory, spicy, creamy, lemony, oh-so-versatile dip. 

It’s the perfect companion for veggies, wraps, flatbread, naan, and beyond. Just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes required. Let us show you how it’s done! 

Inspiration

While not a traditional hummus as it doesn’t use chickpeas, this creamy, dreamy white bean dip is hummus-inspired with a smoky, spicy twist!

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Vibrant Bell Pepper and Zucchini Tacos

Vibrant Bell Pepper and Zucchini Tacos

These easy, herbed veggie tacos were inspired by the seasonal vegetarian taco at a Portland restaurant we love (¿Por Qué No?). They always had a taco with sautéed summery vegetables served in chimichurri sauce, and it was a flavor explosion!

Our inspired version features seared zucchini, onion, and bell pepper, and can be modified with what’s seasonally available. The flavor comes in waves from the searing, the spices, the herbs, and fresh lime juice!

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