Kung Pao Chicken. Helen Rosner
From comforting Italian-American dishes to spicy Sichuanese recipes, summery tacos, and a decadent caramel cake, August’s most popular recipes were a varied group of classics that inspired us to get in the kitchen. Here are our 12 most viewed and shared recipes from the month.
Rose’s Famous Caramel Cake
This buttery cake slathered with rich caramel icing has earned local fame on Chicago’s South Side—it’s one of our favorites to make for special occasions.
Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad
Leftover chicken layered with shredded cabbage, pungent fish sauce, spicy chiles, and fresh mint makes a bright and simple salad great for a quick lunch or weeknight meal.
Smith Island Cake
Our recipe for this towering dessert, featuring eight layers of buttery yellow cake with chocolate-fudge icing, was inspired by a decadent version served at Becca’s Smith Island Cakes in Tasley, Virginia.
Zucchini Stuffed with Ricotta
Stuffing zucchini with pecorino and ricotta makes a simple side dish that’s equally good eaten hot or at room temperature.
This simple, delicious seafood pasta, full of flavor from garlic, shallots, and red chile flakes, is a staple of Italian-American restaurants. See the recipe for Shrimp Scampi »
Brown Rice Fritters
Similar to the Italian rice balls called arancini (which are usually made with risotto), these rice fritters have a creamy center and a slightly crisp exterior. See the recipe for Brown Rice Fritters »