Favorite Recipes from Kansas

At potluck suppers, wild game dinners, farmstead gatherings, and innovative new restaurants, Kansans eat the most delicious foods.

Braised Rabbit with Mushrooms and Celery Root

Wild rabbit, a favorite among hunters in Kansas, is braised in beer and chicken stock to make a dish perfectly suited for autumn. See the recipe for Braised Rabbit with Mushrooms and Celery Root »
Creamed Corn Casserole

Creamed Corn Casserole

Creamed corn lends a dessert-like lusciousness to this baked brunch dish.James Roper

Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken

Double-fried chicken marinated in an aromatic brine is a specialty of the house at the restaurant Rye KC in Leawood, Kansas. See the recipe for Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken »
Curried Potato Salad

Curried Potato Salad

Subarna Bhattachan, a Nepalese chef living in Lawrence, Kansas, folds a purée of cool yogurt, nutty tahini, and spicy red chiles into his fragrant take on potato salad. Get the recipe for Curried Potato Salad »James Oseland
Fresh Pea and Corn Salad

Fresh Pea and Corn Salad

Shelled peas and fresh corn mingle with apple cider vinegar, sugar, and oil in this sweet and sour tossed salad.James Roper
Lentil and Beet Salad with Lavender-Mustard Vinaigrette

Lentil and Beet Salad with Lavender-Mustard Vinaigrette

A honey-sweetened dressing of orange juice infused with lavender lends floral notes to a hearty lentil salad.James Oseland
Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted sweet potatoes are married with candied ginger in a citrus vinaigrette in a salad recipe from Kansas home cook Sue Ashline.James Oseland

Chicken-Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy

Chicken-Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy
Inexpensive cube steaks, tenderized by the butcher, work best for this heartland breakfast staple.James Oseland

Rye's Red Chili

Pulled pork stands in for the burnt ends of barbecued brisket in a very robust Kansas City-style bean chili inspired by one from the restaurant Rye KC in Leawood, Kansas. See the recipe for Rye's Red Chili »Todd Coleman
Iced Sugar Cookies

Iced Sugar Cookies

Simple, buttery vanilla sugar cookies are a classic; they make great gifts or potluck desserts.James Roper
Cucumber Pepper Slaw

Cucumber Pepper Slaw

Sliced cucumber is tenderized with kosher salt in this zesty slaw.James Oseland
Farmer's Salad with Beet Vinaigrette

Farmer's Salad with Beet Vinaigrette

This salad is topped with a bright thick sweet-tart pickled beet dressing.James Oseland

Jude's Perfect Potato Salad

Jude's Perfect Potato Salad
A healthy dose of celery seeds and sharp Dijon mustard add a kick to this mashed potato and egg salad. Get the recipe for Jude's Perfect Potato Salad »James Oseland
Summer Succotash Salad

Summer Succotash Salad

Grilled sweet corn, plus fresh edamame in place of the traditional limas, elevates this light summer salad.James Oseland
Tomato-Cheddar Tart

Tomato-Cheddar Tart

Salting and draining fresh tomatoes before baking ensures a crisp, flaky crust for this savory tart from the Dominican sisters of Heartland Farm in Pawnee Rock, Kansas.James Roper