This month marks the fifth anniversary of Burnt My Fingers. Thanks for sticking around! As is our custom, we’re reporting the top five recipes measured in page views over the last year. Actually there are six because I have a little trouble believing the stats for #5.
#1. The Colonel’s KFC Three-Bean Salad. And why not? If the Colonel no longer serves it, we will… and we just might improve it with some bonus garbanzo beans.
#2. Vincent’s Garlic Cole Slaw. Sadly, the last Vincent’s seafood restaurant in Plano, TX closed this year, so the only way to get this reeking ambrosia is to make it yourself.
#3. General Tso’s Shrimp with Garlic Sauce. This is a home-grown, from-scratch recipe originated right here, as we attempted to duplicate the Spicy Garlic Shrimp at Taiwan Restaurant on Clement in SF and ended up with something much better.
#4. Squash Casserole a la Highland Park Cafeteria. Great to see there are so many lovers of this Texas classic, as well as the HPC itself. (Although I did get a comment this year from a former HPC employee who said our recipe was different than how they make it at the cafeteria.)
#5. Pickled Tripe. Really, people? I suspect hackers in the Amish Country of Pennsylvania, even though I thought they were not supposed to use electronic gadgets.
#6. Fried Calamari Chinese-Style. The only thing better than Italian-style crispy fried squid is Chinese-style, where you get bonus fried chili rings mixed in.
Happy anniversary to us. Wonder what the list will look like next year?