Traditional Southern Fried Chicken By Andrew Zimmern Soaking the chicken in buttermilk overnight ensures the meat will stay tender, flavorful and moist. I love to serve this classic fried chicken recipe with crispy twice-fried shallots and homemade bread and butter pickles. It’s a winning combination your whole family will love.
How to Break Down a Whole Chicken Everyone should know how to break down a whole chicken. For one, it’s economical—whole chickens are much cheaper per pound than chicken breasts. Plus, if you buy a whole chicken, you can cut it into the specific pieces you need for the dish you’re making…. and, you’ll have… Read More →
Twice-Fried Crispy Shallots By Andrew Zimmern Just like good French fries, shallots are best fried not once, but twice. Cook them the first time at a low temperature, allowing the shallots to release their moisture and soften. Raise the temperature and fry them again for just a few seconds, and the shallots will brown and… Read More →
11 Delicious Ways to Cook Chicken If you’re stuck in a rut with flavorless, boneless chicken breast as the mainstay of your weeknight dinners, I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and try one of these recipes. Whether it’s grilled, fried, steamed, braised, roasted or tossed in a hot wok, there are hundreds of ways… Read More →
Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy By Andrew Zimmern Stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 is the most historic road in the country, an emblem of the American Dream. Last year I drove a section of the famed highway in Oklahoma and stopped at Clanton’s, world famous for their chicken fried steak. Once I tasted their… Read More →
Fiery Chipotle Wings By Andrew Zimmern Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce give these crispy fried chicken wings a smoky, spicy kick.
Juicy Fried Turkey with Crispy Skin By Andrew Zimmern I love fried turkey, but frying the whole bird isn’t a good idea. It’s dangerous, the outside gets overcooked before the inside is tender and the lengthy frying time means the turkey absorbs too much oil. I suggest you break down a turkey into its pieces, using… Read More →
Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings By Andrew Zimmern This is a classic Southern-style recipe for buttermilk fried onion rings, with an extra flavor boost from the fennel, paprika and hot sauce. Make sure your oil is up to temperature while frying and you’ll end up with the crispy, crunchy onion rings of your dreams.
You don’t have to battle the throngs of fairgoers to indulge in french fries and turkey legs. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with the State Fair. I mean, 12 days of munching on the ultimate comfort foods—foot longs, turkey legs, french fries, pie—what’s not to love? Here are 10 crowd-pleasing, State Fair-inspired recipes to make at home any… Read More →
A Nashville Staple You can’t talk about the Nashville food scene without mentioning hot chicken. This dish is to Nashville’s food what the Opry is to music, and a trip to Music City is incomplete without trying it. Here’s the run down: chicken pieces are marinated, usually in buttermilk, then dredged in a mix of… Read More →
Deep Fry Like a Pro The word ‘fried’ is one of the most maligned terms in the kitchen. There’s no denying that fried foods aren’t the healthiest thing you can put in your mouth. But let’s face it, we’re pleasure seekers at heart and a little fried food every now and again is soul satisfying.… Read More →
Cookout Classics for the 4th of July There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence (and my birthday) than relaxing with family, swimming, grilling up my favorite meat, noshing on fresh summer eats and indulging my inner pyro. Here are a few of my top picks, from beef ribs and baked beans, to simple side salads… Read More →
15 recipes for a Memorial Day Barbecue From grilled salads and classic fried chicken to easy homemade baked beans and an ultra-moist angel food cake, here are 15 ways to welcome summer. • 7 Easy Tips for Grilling • Grills Gone Wild • Up Your Salsa Game
My Best Recipes for 4th of July There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday (and my birthday) than relaxing with family, hanging out by the grill and enjoying fresh summer produce. Here are a few of my favorite recipes, from all-American cookout classics like barbecue chicken and baked beans, to picnic perfect salads and a… Read More →
My Best Game Day Recipes I love the traditional nacho and chicken wing spread, alongside dishes inspired by my travels—from fried chicken summer rolls to Baltimore-style crab cakes. If you’re really ambitious, go all out and construct the ultimate Super Bowl snackadium. Fried Chicken Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce They’re commonly filled with shrimp and roast… Read More →
My Best Super Bowl Recipes Of course I’m disappointed the Vikings won’t be winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy on their home turf, but I am thankful for an amazing season and ready to welcome the world to Minnesota for Super Bowl 52 and the best week of events in NFL history. If you didn’t score tickets… Read More →
Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings By Andrew Zimmern With a light and crispy batter, these buttermilk fried onion rings are a perfect snack for America’s biggest food holiday, Super Bowl Sunday. It’s a classic Southern-style recipe, with an extra flavor boost from the fennel, paprika and hot sauce. Make sure your oil is up to temperature while frying… Read More →
15 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Football Season Few things excite me more than the prospect of a lazy Sunday spent hanging out with friends and family eating football couch chow. I love cooking for a crowd, rolling out different finger foods, hearty soups and snacks throughout the day. Here are some of my go-to recipes for… Read More →
The Most Perfect French Fry Recipe By Andrew Zimmern The formula for perfect, crispy french fries with a soft, fluffy interior is easy—fry them once at a low temperature, and a second time at a higher temp until golden brown.