Eating Dirty™

Eating Dirty™

I've got a dirty little secret. I like to indulge every once and a while. Get my hands dirty in the kitchen and at the table. (Aw, come on. Admit it. You know you do, too.) That's why I'm curating this section of the site. But these aren't Oreo-wrapped-in-a-Snickers-bar-tucked-into-a-scoop-of-vanilla-ice-cream-and-deep-fried kind of recipes. I don't believe in them. They're not indulgent, but unwholesome. Eating Dirty recipes use good, local, (hopefully) organic, wholesome (and whole) ingredients. It's food for real people food who every so often don't want to count kale leaves. They're the kind of recipes you turn to when you want to lavish upon yourself. Now, am I saying eat these every day? Not. But am I encouraging you to turn to these every so often when the need for a little sexy, get your-hands-and-face-messy, over-the-top arise? You betcha.--David Leite

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Bacon cheeseburger pizza. Because sometimes, it’s just too difficult to choose between a bacon cheeseburger and a pizza.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

This eggplant Parmesan isn’t exactly traditional, and we consider that a darn good thing. We defy you to try it and not like it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Roast Pork Tacos Recipe

Pork Tacos

Almost as good as cramming tacos from a street cart in your piehole late at night with pork juice dripping from your elbow.

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  • 25 M
  • 9 H
  • 2
The Best Hot Dog Recipe

The Best Hot Dog

Grilling. Boiling. Microwaving. Roasting. Steaming. We’ve got the best ways to cook wieners right here, folks.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Mini-Funnel Cakes Recipe

Mini Funnel Cakes

Remember how you’d beg your parents for funnel cakes as a kid during the state fair? Now you can have as many as you want.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Hot Dog on a Baguette Recipe

Hot Dog on a Baguette

Made with crusty French bread in place of squishy hot dog buns, this dog is reminiscent of what you’ll find on the streets of Paris.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
BBQ Ribs Recipe

BBQ Ribs

On the spicier side. Not too sweet. With a nice tang. That’s what we think of these ribs. Seconds, please?

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 4
Smoked Pickled Potatoes Recipe

Smoked Pickled Potatoes with Anchovy Aioli

Yep. We smoked, pickled, and fried these spuds. And we’ve no regrets. David divulges—and indulges—all in this blog post.

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  • 30 M
  • 11 H
  • 22
Best Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad

C’mon, potato salad mavens. We’ll show you our fave potato salad stir-ins if you show us yours.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 19
Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Peanut Butter Pie (aka Elvis Pie)

This pie marries the sweet, smoky, salty, nutty flavors of Elvis’s favorite sandwich in a rich, gooey, messy cream pie.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
Homemade Espresso-Maple Smoked Bacon Recipe

Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon

When David decides to DIY bacon, he really decides to DIY bacon. Seriously, folks. You gotta taste his take on cured pig.

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  • 25 M
  • 7 D, 4 H
  • 18
Fried Catfish Recipe

Fried Catfish

Make no mistake, there are umpteen approaches to frying catfish. None is necessarily right or wrong. But this one is superlative.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
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