The five most popular recipes on Burnt My Fingers (2015 Edition)

I usually do this on our anniversary in September, but am feeling summer laziness so it becomes a fill-in post right now in late July. Anyway, with thousands of clicks apiece, these five most popular recipes are so far ahead that nothing’s likely to change in the next two months.

  1. Vincent’s Garlic Cole Slaw. It warms my heart that so many people have found this authentic Dallas recipe (instead of a few well-meaning lookalikes on the web) and put it to good use. Garlicky and so good with barbecue or, its original purpose, accompanying Greek-style seafood. UPDATE: I just got word that Vincent’s is closing its last restaurant in Plano, TX as of August 1 so this recipe is sadly timely.

  2. Fried Calamari Chinese Style. This is the right way to eat calamari, with fried peppers mixed among the squid. No tartar or (shudder) marinara sauce needed…. just a generous quantity of available lemon slices.

  3. The Colonel’s Three-Bean Salad. YUM Foods’ decline is likely due not to their troubles in China, but to discontinuing this addictive yet healthy side. It keeps well and doesn’t breed salmonella like potato salad, so it’s great for camping/picnics.

  4. General Tso’s Shrimp with Garlic Sauce. This recipe truly is home-grown on Burnt My Fingers, and it’s the best rendition I’ve tried of a favorite dish. Be sure to have generous amounts of rice available to sop up the delicious gravy.

  5. Chinese Tripe Stew. Really? Is it possible that offal is making a comeback? I would have to say so, since this otherwise simple and stick-to-the-ribs prep requires hunting out a Chinese spice packet in an Asian grocery. Thanks to my friend Chen for the original recipe, which I rendered with only minor tweaks.

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2 Responses to The five most popular recipes on Burnt My Fingers (2015 Edition)

  1. JB says:

    I’m with you on the marinara with calamari. How could anyone think that’s a good combo? I’m an aioli and lemon fan, myself.

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