Leite's Eats®

Leite's Eats®

An archive of David Leite's favorite recipes on Leite's Culinaria.

Coq au Vin Recipe

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 97

Potatoes with Mexican Chorizo | Papas con Chorizo Recipe

Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee or cold cerveza.

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  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 4

Coca Cola Brisket Recipe

A Southern classic, this heartachingly tender brisket draws on just four ingredients, including a can of Coca Cola. Tasting is, truly, understanding.

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  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 41

Bayou Fried Shrimp Recipe

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands, banjo playing, and, natch, the best Cajun fried shrimp.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

Best Brownies Recipe

“Best” is a pretty presumptuous assertion, yet these chewy but not gooey chocolate-y brownies from David Lebovitz merit it.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 144

Croque Madame Muffins Recipe

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 6

Batter-Fried Chicken Recipe

Proof that you don’t require buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crispy, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 45

Homemade Corned Beef Recipe

Brisket gets a makeover of sorts when brined and turned into corned beef. It goes just as well with beer as it does cabbage.

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  • 30 M
  • 5 D, 3 H
  • 168

Beef and Guinness Pie Recipe

Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 24

Baked Ricotta Recipe

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread. Tasting is believing. Go on.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 28

Orange Olive Oil Cake Recipe

This classic Portuguese dessert with its tender crumb and citrus smack tastes as stunning as it looks. Swear.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 292

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake Recipe

Does the true beauty of this cake lie in its stunning silhouette? Its intensely chocolatey chocolatiness? Or its lazy-day ease? You tell us.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 68

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

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  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 211

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy baked casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, indulgent goodness.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27
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