Maybe it’s just me, or maybe it was a bad day with a lot of distractions going on. But several really excellent recipes have been published on Burnt My Fingers that received very few page views. Yes, publishing a recipe index will fix that and I’m on it. But here are my five top unappreciated recipes in the meantime.
- Funny Bryan’s BBQ Sauce. OK, that’s my fault for naming it with a play on words on a place that nobody except Dallas medical students and patients knows about. Should have called it “Easy Texas BBQ Sauce” because it is. In well under 10 minutes, you can have an excellent topping for smoked meats (after tasting them sauceless, of course) and burgers.
The Colonel’s Three-Bean Salad. KFC made an excellent bean salad but not enough people bought it so it was discontinued. I found a recipe on the internet and tinkered with it till it was a dead ringer. Am I the only person who likes bean salad? Come on, folks, give it a try.
Pizza D’Oh! Another unfortunate naming choice, I guess. This no-brainer recipe produces a high quality crust very quickly and easily, thanks to the large amount of yeast. For best results use Richard and Nair’s Pizza Topping, also an underappreciated gem.
4 Caesar Salad. Really? Nobody cares about making a classic Caesar with anchovy fillets and raw eggs? Or how to sous vide those eggs so they stay liquid in your dressing yet won’t kill you? Taste this this and you’ll never order an anchovy-less, egg-less Caesar or pour on bottled Caesar dressing again.
- Bonehead BBQ Chicken. Should have called this one “Wishbone Dressing Barbecue Chicken” because that’s all there is to it. Cut up and dry a chicken; douse with an 8-oz bottle of Wishbone Italian Dressing; marinate several hours; grill in your usual manner. Dedicated to the memory of my mom, who taught me things don’t have to be fancy to be good.