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These crisp-edged fritters get their earthy flavor from chickpea flour.
These thick, flaky crêpes stuffed with a jammy tomato-based filling are a typical street snack in Algeria.
In northeast Thailand and Laos, laab is made of minced meat lightly poached in broth, then dressed with chiles, fresh herbs, and roasted rice powder, and eaten with sticky rice. This recipe comes from chef Hong Thaimee of Ngam restaurant in New York City.
In Cuba, escabeche, a vinegar and olive-oil pickling sauce, is synonymous with sierra (sawfish), much appreciated for its firm, white flesh.
Any way you make it, there is nothing like falafel's first bite: the crisp-fried exterior giving way to a creamy center of seasoned mashed beans, garlic, and parsley.
Joe's Special is one of the most odd and divine scrambles known to man. Consisting of egg, garlic, spinach, and ground beef, the dish originated in San Francisco in the 1920s, at a long-gone Italian-American restaurant, New Joe's.
An unabashedly savory collage of french-fried potatoes, beef gravy, and squeaky-fresh cheese curds, it's perhaps the ultimate late-night snack.
Green beans are shallow-fried, a method which blisters them on the outside and renders them tender on the inside, with a whisper of a chew. Just enough pork for flavor cinches this dish.
Tortilla española is everything we love about Spanish cooking—lusty, elemental, assuredly simple.
The crisp-fried veal topped with luscious egg and salty anchovies and capers is a brilliant study in contrasting flavors and textures.
A hard-boiled egg encased in sausage and bread crumbs and then deep-fried may seem like a product of modern pub culture, but the Scotch egg was invented by London department store Fortnum & Mason in 1738.
Dover sole is a remarkable fish—meaty and succulent, but with a delicate flavor. When it comes to cooking it, the simplest way is the best, as in this classic French preparation where butter and lemon subtly enhance the taste and texture.
These crisp-fried cornmeal balls are traditionally served alongside fried fish and tartar sauce in the Deep South.
Making Indian samosas, triangular fried pastries filled with peas and potatoes, is nothing like crafting delicate French pastry.
Scallion pancakes are as widely popular in China as muffins are in America. The basic recipe is just a guide.
This quick breakfast dish is made a la Mexicana with red tomatoes, white onions, and green jalapeños, ingredients that mirror the colors of the Mexican flag.
This stuffed, fried chile, a specialty of Julín Contreras of Restaurante Pueblo Mio in the town of Tehuantepec, in southeastern Oaxaca state, has a sumptuous ground beef filling dotted with olives and raisins.
This peanut-chile sauce, a take on a traditional salsa from Chiapas, Mexico, is delicious spooned on grilled chicken or shrimp.
Ruben Ortega, a native of Puebla and the pastry chef at Hugo's in Houston, Texas, shared his recipe for these long, fluted fritters, served with thick hot chocolate for dunking.
Traditionally made in Puebla to celebrate Mexican Independence Day on September 16, these chiles have a minced pork filling enhanced with chopped fruit, and a creamy walnut sauce.