Bette Fraser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Bette Fraser has tested.

A two-handle bowl of seafood gumbo on a piece of wood.

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.

  • (6)
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 58
Pad Thai noodles, crunchy noodles. cucumber, bean sprouts, and lime wedges in a bowl, a bottle of chile-vinegar

Authentic Pad Thai

Unspeakably more nuanced than takeout Thai, these stir-fried noodles boast a sigh-inducing balance of salty, sour, and sweet. In other words, it’s the real deal.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A red Dutch oven filled with beer-braised chicken with root vegetables on a wooden surface.

Beer Braised Chicken

Chicken is coaxed to incredible taste and tenderness in this stew of sorts made healthful with root vegetables. Simple to make. Complex in taste. Unforgettable all around.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 25
A white enamel cast-iron skillet filled with sautéed sausages with apples on a grey linen cloth.

Sautéed Sausages with Apples

One pan. No fuss. Minimal carbs. Lotsa flavor. And just 30 minutes. You can understand why we are swooning over this little weeknight stunner.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Several jars of cilantro sauce and a few toasted bread rounds topped with the cilantro sauce on a wooden board.

Cilantro Sauce

Schmear this simple green sauce on anything and watch it disappear. And did we mention you can toss it together in minutes?

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Three avocado breakfast tacos with eggs, bacon, shallots, and chives with a bowl of salsa on the side.

Avocado Breakfast Tacos

Ditch your smoothie routine. Instead you’re going to want to indulge in these breakfast tacos loaded with cheesy scrambled eggs, creamy avocado, and smoky chipotle salsa. #worthit

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

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.

  • (5)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 23
Big fat juicy burger with caramelized onions, melted cheese, and a toasted hard roll

Best Burger

Brisket, short ribs, and chuck. When melded in just the right proportions, as here, they turn out the most luxe made-from-scratch burger we’ve ever experienced.

  • (1)
  • 50 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
A stack of several oatmeal raisin cookies on a wire paddle.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, and (sorta) wholesome through and through, these are a revelatory riff on the classic.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 30
A wooden bowl filled with Escalivada bread salad and a frothy beer on the side.

Catalan Bread Salad | Escalivada

We wish someone had told us a heck of a lot sooner about this uncommon bread salad, which embellishes the usual ingredient suspects with figs and walnuts.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Need to bring something to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home? This blueberry crumble with a crumbly oatmeal cookie topping is your answer.

  • (19)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 59