Bette Fraser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Bette Fraser has tested.

Pot filled with star pasta, melting butter, and a wooden spoon all on a towel

Pastina with Butter and Milk

We’ve got stars in our eyes…and our bowls…and our spoons…all thanks to pastina, the teensy star-shaped pasta. It just may be the cutest supper in the solar system.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 41
Bacon Fat Gingersnaps Recipe

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

We’re not certain which we find more incredulous, the sheer genius behind these bacon fat gingersnaps or the resulting flavor of said genius.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 33
Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread Recipe

Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

An effortless, elegant side that fancies up the form as well as the flavor of two enduring entertaining icons: the stuffed mushroom and Thanksgiving stuffing.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 14
Hamburger Buns

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 38
Beer-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables Recipe

Beer Braised Chicken

Essentially just chicken coaxed to tenderness in beer, this beer braised chicken with root vegetables is simple to make, complex in taste.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 17
Whole Roasted Onions Recipe

Whole Roasted Onions

Plonk unpeeled onions on a baking sheet. Shove in oven. Come back later for achingly sweet, tender, mellow oniony goodness. Accept accolades. See how easy that was?

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
Cajun Fried Chicken Recipe

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 21
Mai Tai and Blue Hawaiian Cocktails Recipe

Mai Tai and Blue Hawaiian Cocktails

Get out your go-go boots, halter tops, and cocktail umbrellas. The ’60s are back. In a big way. And they’re groovier than ever.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Seafood Gumbo

Seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, such as this classic Cajun recipe, screams for a cold beer and a lazy weekend afternoon dedicated to nothing but cooking.

  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 56
Pork Milanese Recipe

Pork Milanese

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie

Rite of passage as well as rite of tailgating, Frito Pie is legendary. In case you’d forgotten about it, here’s proof.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Whiskey and Fig Gelato Recipe

Whiskey and Fig Gelato

This unexpected yet enticing melding of sweet and smoky makes for a sassy summer dessert you’ll be craving year round.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 6 H
  • 8
Bucatini all’Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2