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

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Recipe

This isn’t a recipe. It’s a reminder. You know, of summer and playfulness and the magic of indulging in ice cream for dinner.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 0

Mini Funnel Cakes Recipe

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

Deep-Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Recipe

Oh yes we did! We battered and deep-fried a childhood classic and then pronounced it perfect. We think you will, too.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 9

Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

You’ve had grilled fish tacos. But have you had tipsy fish tacos suffused with tequila? That’s what we thought.

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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0

Korean Style Steak Recipe

This quick and easy marinade imparts quite a lot of oomph in mere minutes—perfect for when you need a robust meal in minutes. Which is pretty much every night, yes?

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 4

S’mores Pie Recipe

“If I could make only one pie in my lifetime, this would be the one.” That’s what folks are saying about this conversation-stopping version of the campfire classic.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 7

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken Recipe

Because we believe awesome fried chicken is a birthright for all, we bring you this crispest, juiciest, best-est ever gluten-free, dairy-free fried chicken.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Recipe

Hot enough to make you holler. That’s how they like their fried chicken in Nashville. Who are we to argue?

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  • 40 M
  • 55 M
  • 20

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this cornbread.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken Recipe

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! And folks are calling it fried chicken perfection.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2

Patty Melt Recipe

The traditional patty melt is a beautiful thing—essentially a melding of hamburger and grilled cheese sandwich with sautéed onions tossed in for good measure.

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  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 2

Rib Eye Steak Recipe

Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That’s all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 8

Smoked Chicken Recipe

Crisp skin. Succulent meat. A pervasive smokiness. And a pronounced yet balanced spice rub. That’s what you get with this smoked hen.

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  • 10 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 6

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
  • 4
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