Alexander Cowan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Alexander Cowan has tested.

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

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
  • 47

Barbecue Pimento Cheese Recipe

Not all pimento cheese recipes are created equal. This one, with a touch of barbecue, definitely has an unfair advantage.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 4

Spaghetti alla Carbonara Recipe

This spaghetti alla carbonara recipe tosses pasta with eggs, cheese, bacon, and pepper to form a creamy sauce. Quick and easy.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 22

Dinner Rolls

Practically instant gratification with its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rise and its straightforward mixing method. And oooooh the taste!

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That’s what we think of this simple melding of pork, butter, and everyday seasonings from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0

Pork Milanese

Plump pork chops are pounded into satisfying submission before being breaded and gently sautéed to perfection.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Onion Dip

“The onion dip to end all onion dips.” “Sublime.” “Light years beyond those soup packets.” That’s what folks are saying about this dip.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Brownies for a Crowd

“So satisfying.” “Cakey and chocolatey and everything a brownie should be.” That’s what folks are saying about this crowd-pleaser.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Roast Leg of Lamb

Plain and perfect, that’s what we consider this simple roast lamb recipe. Save it for lamb of such spectacular quality that it makes your soul sing.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 2

Flour Tortillas With Bacon Fat

Soft. Supple. And ever so slightly smoky. We think you can understand why we’re swooning to these bacon drippings tortillas.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs Recipe

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Bacon Peanut Brittle

An unexpected yet inspired concoction of sweet, salt, and smoke that’ll put your childhood recollections of brittle to shame.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 10
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