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

Char Kway Teow Recipe

Char Kway Teow

Street food at its finest. (This is the real deal, straight from Malaysia by way of this recipe and your local Asian grocery store.)

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe

Pork Belly Porchetta

The infatuation with all things pork belly continues. Here it’s infused with herbs and honey and left to cook low and slow until tantalizingly tender.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Recipe With Green Sauce

“Sooo easy.” “Incredible.” “I may never use store-bought sauce again.”That’s what folks are saying about this super simple Tex-Mex standby.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6
Paleo Granola Recipe

Paleo Granola

You won’t find a single rolled oat in this granola recipe. What you will find is sweetly crunchy and obscenely nutty goodness galore.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe

Brined Chicken

Brined, salted, chilled, roasted, and pampered, this hen makes weeknight dinner as well as weekend entertaining a feat of ease.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 12
Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cookie dough is oft a means to an end, an interim state of existence, a fleeting moment sacrificed to the creation of cookies. No more.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
Grilled Cheese with Onion Jam Recipe

Grilled Cheese with Onion Jam

What was once child’s play takes a turn for the fancy when gilded with sweet tart caramelized onion jam. Ohhhhhhhh baby!

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Fried Eggs with Crisp Bread Crumbs Recipe

Fried Eggs with Crisp Bread Crumbs

Got eggs, stale bread, and a skillet? Then you’ve got supper. Seriously. Chefs do this. It takes less time than takeout. Tastes immeasurably better.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich With Potato Chips Recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich With Potato Chips

This peanut butter and jelly sandwich with potato chips lends a little crunch to the classic PBJ. (Typed whilst licking our fingers.)

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 29
Bacon Bourbon Butterscotch Popcorn Recipe

Bacon Bourbon Butterscotch Popcorn

Bourbon-spiked, butterscotch-coated, bacon-gilded popcorn raises the bar to a whole new level of hopelessly irresistible.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Southern Fried Catfish Recipe

Southern Fried Catfish

Even avowed seafood haters belly up to this crisp and delicate Southern fried catfish that’s plain and simple and perfect.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Though this calls itself a chocolate whipped cream recipe, it’s really more like a chocolate mousse you want to slurp by the spoonful.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 D
  • 2
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